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Can a True-Cost Model Save Your Hospital?

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

It's no secret that healthcare costs are out of control. For finance leaders who want to get serious about cutting costs, process-based cost modeling may be the answer.  >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Our Annual Industry Survey: The Challenge to Collaborate

Until you identify the source of a problem, you are not likely to develop a solution. A common theme that runs through the results of the HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey 2012 is collaboration—the need for it and, too often, the lack of it. >>>

Medicare Physician Payment Rule Factors in GPCI

The final 2012 Medicare physician payment rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services includes an adjusted fee schedule for the Geographic Practice Cost Index. The adjustment prevents large cuts this year and will help California physicians in the future. >>>

5010 Logjam Means No Pay for Physicians

Physicians are flooding their advocacy groups with complaints about cash flow problems as they seek deadline delays for a mandatory transition toward HIPAA 5010 electronic transactions. >>>

Payment Cuts to Critical Access Hospitals 'Inevitable'

Many rural hospital leaders lack contingency plans for what one expert in healthcare strategy calls an inevitability—Medicare critical access funding cuts within the next three years. >>>



Impact Analysis Report

 

Value-Based Purchasing: Facing the HCAHPS Hurdle

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. >>>



Finance Headlines

Success of health reform hinges on hiring 30,000 primary care docs by 2015

The Washington Post, February 13, 2012

Clayton-based Centene reaps millions cutting government health costs

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 13, 2012

Eight local hospital officials got $1M in 2010

LoHud.com, February 13, 2012

UnitedHealth will tie doctors' payments to quality of care

Bloomberg / BusinessWeek, February 10, 2012

Troubled West Penn Allegheny shows $34M loss in latest period

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 10, 2012

What to do with an empty hospital?

Buffalo News, February 10, 2012

Hospital exec charged in $116M Medicare scam

Houston Chronicle, February 10, 2012

Union launches effort to cap pay of hospital executives

San Jose Mercury News, February 10, 2012

UnitedHealth revamps fees

Reuters, February 9, 2012

14 Hospitals reach $12M false claims accord

Bloomberg, February 8, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Outpatient Care Expansion Comes Under Scrutiny

Even the most ardent proponents of outpatient care say its pace of growth may slow, depending on a community's need for integrated care and specific demand for multidisciplinary approaches. >>>

 

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