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  March 21, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Greater Claims Data Scrutiny Could Save Hospitals $800M

Margaret Dick Tocknell

A web-based analytics tool is being used by some California hospitals and one major payer to reduce claims denials, cut the claims cycle, and increase the electronic transmission of data. Why aren't more payers offering tools like this? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

IPAB Repeal Bill, with Malpractice Rider, Heads to Full House

A bill linking repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board to medical malpractice caps will get a full House hearing and possibly a vote on Wednesday. >>>

MEDPAC: Hospitals Should Get 1% Payment Update in 2013

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's hefty report to Congress recommends payment policies on hospital inpatient and outpatient services, ambulatory surgical care, and many other healthcare services. >>>

Health Insurance Costs and Reform Uncertainty Challenge Employers

Employers are concerned about the rising cost of providing health insurance to employees and uncertain about the changes being floated in health reform, according to a survey. Could a new approach to employee benefits be the result? >>>

Final Rule Released for Medicaid Expansion

The Department of Health and Human Services' final rule expands eligibility for Medicaid for up to 17 million people, as well as simplifying the application process and coordinating with health insurance exchanges. But the expansion of coverage is under challenge. >>>



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. >>>



News Headlines

Anesthesiologists drive up cost of GI procedures

The Baltimore Sun, March 21, 2012

Cutting costs with better care for advanced illness

The Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2012

'Uninsurables' face extra hurdle for preexisting ailments (IA)

The Washington Post, March 20, 2012

UnitedHealth wins $21B U.S. military contract

Bloomberg, March 20, 2012

Aetna ready for 'dual eligibles' despite commercial focus

The Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2012

Under pressure, NY to soften tough Medicaid audits

The New York Times, March 19, 2012

Stakes high for hospital service

Detroit News, March 19, 2012

CMS Delays HIPAA 5010 Enforcement, Again

HealthLeaders Media Staff, March 16, 2012

MA weighs goals for cutting healthcare costs

WBUR, March 16, 2012

Opinion: The coming medical ethics crisis

Reason.com, March 16, 2012



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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. >>>



From HealthLeaders Magazine

Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>

 

Strategic Physician Recruiting

 

Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together



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