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  April 30, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Population Health Management Necessarily Leads with a Loss

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

Population health management is financially risky business for healthcare organizations operating under the current fee-for-service environment. See how one health system is positioning itself to withstand diminishing profits for several years until value-driven reimbursement takes hold. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How Predictive Modeling Cuts Readmissions

With the threat of reimbursement losses for preventable 30-day readmissions, healthcare organizations are analyzing care transitions used in tandem with predictive models to keep patients from returning to their facilities unnecessarily. >>>

Cancel Medicare Advantage Demo, Says GAO

A report by the Government Accountability Office says that the Medicare Advantage Quality Bonus Payment Demonstration program, which rewards high-performing health plans, is expensive, poorly run, and should be cancelled. >>>

Automation and the Healthcare Cost Curve

Why is healthcare historically a slow adopter of potentially labor-saving, and thus cost-saving, techniques and technology? Lack of urgency is one reason, but with margins under increasing threat, that thinking may be changing. >>>

Healthcare M&As: Volume Up; Value Down

The technology sector accounted for nearly half of all merger and acquisition activity—and 70% of the dollar value—in the first quarter of 2012.  But the number of deals for labs, MRIs, and dialysis business has plummeted, possibly reflecting declining reimbursements. >>>



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News Headlines

In Transfusion, More Blood Means More Risk, Higher Cost

HealthLeaders Media, April 30, 2012

Health insurers' push to diversify raises ethical concerns

The Washington Post, April 30, 2012

Accretive Health chairman has debt-collection history

Chicago Tribune, April 30, 2012

Strong leaders, wise investments keep Baptist healthy

Miami Herald, April 30, 2012

CO hospitals' competition drives up cost of healthcare

Denver Post, April 30, 2012

Medicaid Contractors Struggle to Identify Overpayments

HealthLeaders Media, April 26, 2012

NC hospitals' clout in capital built with money, contacts

The Charlotte Observer, April 26, 2012

Why Kill the Medicare Advantage Demo?

HealthLeaders Media, April 25, 2012

Debt collector is faulted for tough tactics in hospitals

The New York Times, April 25, 2012

Hospital charges show huge variance

U.S.News & World Report, April 25, 2012



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The End of Us vs. Them

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