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Rural Healthcare Eyes MA Reforms

John Commins

Healthcare policy analysts are working to gauge the effects of a Massachusetts law meant to contain healthcare costs. It already appears that rural healthcare providers in the New England state stand to benefit specifically in at least a couple of areas. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospitals Could Save $9 Billion Under EFT Rules

Interim final rules governing the use of healthcare electronic fund transfer standards and electronic remittance advice operating rules are projected to save providers billions of dollars in administrative costs over 10 years, says the Department of Health and Human Services. >>>

Slideshow: 3 Hospital Rankings Compared

See how top hospitals measure up across three ratings systems. We compare hospital safety scores from the Leapfrog Group and Consumer Reports alongside the overall rankings of U.S. News & World Report's 17 top-rated hospitals. >>>

Rounds Preview: Innovations in Women's Health

Hospitals have known for years that there are many advantages to marketing a comprehensive set of women's health services as a single unit. North Shore-LIJ Health System set out four years ago to create the Katz Institute for Women's Health to develop that structure. >>>

Hospitals Opting for Palliative Care

Palliative care programs, which require a low start-up investment and offer promising ROI, have increased 125% over the past decade. But this facet of patient-centered care is among the least understood service lines, not only among patients, but also among hospital staff. >>>

CMS Releases 2013 IPPS Final Rule

With the release of the fiscal year 2013 Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has added two conditions to the list of hospital-acquired conditions and finalized operational details for the hospital value-based purchasing program. >>>

MA Insurers, Hospitals Face Surcharges Under Cost-Control Bill

A bill passed by the Massachusetts legislature to contain healthcare costs could leave insurers and large hospitals holding the bag for $225 million in surcharges over four years to fund a prevention and wellness trust and infrastructure improvements to community hospitals. >>>

Hospital Infections Linked to Burned Out Nurses

Hospitals where higher numbers of nurses report burnout, as measured by the Maslach survey, also had higher rates of surgical site and urinary tract infections than hospitals with fewer burned out nurses, a report says. >>>

LIVE Webcast

Going Mobile—Defining Strategy and Establishing Metrics

Date: August 28, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET


Mobile solutions provide new ways to serve patients, improve efficiency, and deliver greater value. Discover how Swedish Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health have built mobile strategies that advance their business goals and how you can too. Get proven strategies from industry leaders in a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>



News Headlines

MA health cost law bans mandatory overtime for nurses

WBUR, August 7, 2012

MA governor signs new healthcare cost measure

The Boston Globe, August 7, 2012

Hospital chain inquiry cited unnecessary cardiac work

The New York Times, August 7, 2012

Big Med: Can hospital chains improve the medical industry?

The New Yorker, August 7, 2012

Minorities hit hardest by CA hospital overcrowding, study finds

California Watch, August 7, 2012

Imaging Rates Scrutinized; Conclusions Mixed

HealthLeaders Media, August 6, 2012

Use Telehealth to Zap the Cost of Sick Days

HealthLeaders Media, August 6, 2012

Patients caught in TN hospital, insurer power struggle to drive down costs

Chattanooga Times Free Press, August 6, 2012

CA patient data outage exposes risks of electronic medical records

Los Angeles Times, August 3, 2012


Grow Hospital Volume and Revenue with Employee Care

HealthLeaders Media, August 1, 2012


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Multimedia/Events

Rounds: Sustainable Patient-Centered Excellence—Lessons From Sharp HealthCare

Date: Sept. 5, 2012, 9:00–12:00 p.m.

Pacific Sharp HealthCare leaders reveal the secrets that have enabled them to turn their patient-centered care initiative into a sustainable program that's ingrained in the culture, improves outcomes, and grows stronger over time. By combining their Sharp Experience performance improvement initiative with the Planetree Patient-Centered Care Model, they have built an organization of sustainable patient-centered excellence like no other. >>>



From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Refocus: Building the Best Physician Team

As hospitals move from a fee-for-service to value-based world, leaders are exploring how to create a physician team of generalists, specialists, and subspecialists to best meet the new needs of care.  >>>

 

Financial Benefits of Telehealth

 

The New ICD-10 Deadline



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