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  February 14, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Tackling Healthcare Priorities with Technology

Edward Prewitt

Healthcare technology is central to meeting executives' highest priorities. But cool gadgets and intelligent systems don't matter as much as leaders' use of technology to achieve their ends. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

5010 Deadline Extended, But Threat Remains, Says AMA

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the 5010 HIPAA transaction standards deadline to March 31. The delay is meant to enable more physician practices to implement the billing coding standard without incurring penalties. But the American Medical Association says CMS should do more. >>>

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. >>>

Emergency Surgery Needs Distinct Code Registry, Researchers Say

Oversight of emergency surgery might work better if it operated a lot more like how the national and regional trauma systems function, with their own separate patient registries, surgical researchers suggest. >>>



NEW: Industry Survey 2012

Our fourth-annual Industry Survey features a new CEO report, an overall cross-sector report, and individual reports targeting Senior Leaders, Finance, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now. >>>



News Headlines

Health IT factors into Leapfrog's hospitals rankings

InformationWeek, February 13, 2012

UnitedHealth will tie doctors' payments to quality of care

Bloomberg / BusinessWeek, February 10, 2012

New rules call for simpler-to-understand group health insurance benefits, costs

Detroit Free Press, February 10, 2012

Hospital exec charged in $116M Medicare scam

Houston Chronicle, February 10, 2012

The future of mHealth: Healthcare apps to lower insurance costs

Forbes, February 10, 2012

UnitedHealth revamps fees

Reuters, February 9, 2012

Some physicians not always honest with patients

Health Affairs Blog, February 9, 2012

WA state has new plan for ER limits; doctors critical

The News Tribune, 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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