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To Cut Costs, Motivate Nurses, Take a Cue From Airlines

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

An online scheduling tool and a points-based rewards program helped a Georgia hospital resolve its ongoing staffing problems, cut nursing costs, and improve morale. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

ACOs' Real Test Will Come with Two-Sided Risk

The announcement this week of 89 Accountable Care Organizations is like a college acceptance letter: Great work so far, you got in, now the real work begins. The project's viability will be proved only when ACOs have to sign up for their second contracts, which will require two-sided risk. >>>

Physicians Weigh In on SGR Debate

Five physician group representatives added their voices to the sustainable growth rate debate at a Congressional roundtable about Medicare payments. But they were unable to offer a fix by January 2013, and reiterated that current plans for reimbursement cuts could put many physician practices and hospitals out of business. >>>

Recovery Auditor Prepayment Review Demo Still Pending

With temperature records being broken by the hundreds, there's no question that summer is in full swing. So where is the launch of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Recovery Auditor prepayment review demonstration? >>>

Proposed OPPS Rule Holds Significant Changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing two major changes as part of the 2013 Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule. One has to do with how it proposes to calculate ambulatory payment classifications and the other with reimbursement levels for separately payable drugs. >>>

89 ACOs Open for Business

The launch of 89 accountable care organizations in 40 states on July 1 means more than 2.4 million Medicare beneficiaries are receiving care from shared savings ACOs, federal officials say. >>>

What Perry's Stance on Medicaid Expansion Means to Texas Hospitals

Expanding Medicaid in the Lone Star State threatens it with "financial ruin," says Governor Rick Perry in a letter to Kathleen Sebelius. But hospital leaders, footing large bills for uncompensated care, see the move as a double whammy. They've already agreed to cuts in disproportionate share hospital payments in exchange for an expanded Medicaid program. >>>



News Headlines

Parkland Reorg Designates Interim Leaders

HealthLeaders Media, July 16, 2012

Demand for APRNs Set to Spike

HealthLeaders Media, July 16, 2012

Govs make risky political bet on healthcare funds

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, July 16, 2012

Economic outcomes in tug of war over Medicaid

The New York Times, July 16, 2012

When public beats private: Community clinics that reduce costs and improve care

The Atlantic, July 16, 2012

Troubled NY hospitals forgo coverage for malpractice

The New York Times, July 16, 2012

Hospital growth aids AZ West Valley

The Republic, July 16, 2012

Global physician payments show promise as consumers wait for savings

WBUR, July 13, 2012

Feds probe Vanderbilt's Medicare billing practices

The Tennessean, July 13, 2012

Low reimbursement rates could hinder Medi-Cal expansion

San Jose Mercury News, July 13, 2012



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