A federal move to put states in charge of decisions regarding essential health benefits for health insurance exchanges is drawing generally negative public reaction. >>>
The Department of Health and Human Services believes that best practices, techniques, and solutions for obtaining higher levels of quality and safety among hospitals should be widely distributed. Ascension Health is in the vanguard, sharing what it knows about achieving clinical excellence. >>>
Hospitals have been scurrying to improve their patient experience scores under Medicare's value-based purchasing rules. Those efforts are paying off, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey responses show. >>>
Denials can wreck a provider's revenue stream, but physician practices often give up on payment too soon, says an attorney. "Providers have a lot more leverage than they realize," he says. >>>
Impact Analysis Report
New research finds that 25% of organizations have not yet begun preparing for VBP. Get additional data in this final report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, with analysis and insight from leaders at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Hackensack University Medical Center, Piedmont Healthcare, Griffin Hospital, and Sharp Healthcare. >>>
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