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  February 20, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Save Millions By Paying Attention to Process

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

When looking for ways to plug revenue cycle leaks, pay attention to work process and flow. One healthcare organization found low-hanging fruit in its back office processes. How much paper do you use in your processes? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Congress OKs Doc Fix, Payroll Tax-Cut Extension

Congress has passed a legislative package that would delay massive Medicare reimbursement cuts for physicians for 10 months. The deadline to resolve the sustainable growth rate formula issue is now postponed until the end of 2012. >>>

$323M in MLR Rebates Expected in First Year

Rebates to consumers from health insurance companies that fail to meet medical loss ratio standards could surpass a quarter of a billion dollars this year, federal health officials say. >>>

ICD-10 Deadline Postponed, Sebelius Confirms

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the federal government will delay for an unspecified time the compliance deadline for providers to implement the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural coding system. >>>

CFOs Emerge as Champions of Healthcare Benefits

CFOs speak the new language of healthcare sales, which focuses on ROI. Health plans that can become a partner to CFOs, rather than simply a vendor, will have an advantage as companies consider their coverage options. >>>

Book: ACOs—Tailoring Your Own Solution

This second report in a series of four provides information and insight on ACOs from leaders at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Novant Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and Sanford Health. The report reveals that leaders are developing their own ACO solutions, rather than relying on governmental ACO structures. >>>



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. >>>



Finance Headlines

New GOP Medicare plan promotes private insurance, raises eligibility age, increases premiums

Chicago Tribune / Associated Press, February 17, 2012

Christ Hospital says CA company pulled out of purchase deal because it feared a political fight

The Jersey Journal, February 17, 2012

Truthful Doctors May Prevent Malpractice Suits

HealthLeaders Media, February 16, 2012

Feds beef up screening for Medicare providers; agency recovered $4.1B last year

The Washington Post / Associated Press, February 15, 2012

Healthcare in MA turns to cost control

NPR, February 15, 2012

Health IT firm, Blue Cross group to buy NaviNet

Mass High Tech / Boston Business Journal, February 15, 2012

When you need to see a banker—stat

Star Tribune, February 15, 2012

Not-for-Profit Hospitals' Community Spending Detailed

HealthLeaders Media, February 14, 2012

CA's mobile hospitals losing funding, time

Sacramento Bee, February 14, 2012

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

The Washington Post, February 13, 2012



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Webcast: Successful Commercial ACOs—Early Adopters Answer Your Questions

Date: March 22, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media for 90 minutes of commercial ACO strategy and solutions, direct from top executives representing both providers and payers. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to help guide the discussion. >>>


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