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ICD-10 Delay Doesn't Come Without Worries

Margaret Dick Tocknell

The major players—Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Kaiser, UnitedHealth, and WellPoint—were apparently comfortable that they could meet the original ICD-10 deadline. But, with the announcement of a one-year delay, there are some concerns. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Banner Health, AZ Blues Partner in Medicare Health Plan

The 50-50 joint venture in greater Phoenix will be open for business by October 15, when the national open enrollment period for Medicare begins. >>>

Investment Firms Question WellPoint Political Spending

Two days after WellPoint CEO Angela Braly's resignation, a coalition of investment firms asks the WellPoint board of directors to come clean about the insurer's political spending and lobbying activities. >>>

10 Healthcare IT Predictions for the Next Year

On patient data, EMR vendor staffing, repersonalization, videoconferencing gear, identity management, alert fatigue, patient adherence, Big Data, peer-to-peer training, and the precedence of people over technology. >>>

HCA Coding Methods Invigorate Profits. This is Bad?

HCA got smart about how to better manage its emergency department and to better document the work its clinicians are doing on patients. On its face, what's wrong with that? >>>

 

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Patient Experience and HCAHPS—Little Consensus on a Top Priority

While 84% of health leaders rank "patient experience" among their top three priorities, less than half of them are making patient experience-specific investments. This original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives, including new case studies from CaroMont Health, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, and Provena Health.

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News Headlines

Sebelius delivers defense of health insurance reform

The Topeka Capital-Journal, September 5, 2012

Medicare reimbursement incentive less than effective

Reuters, September 5, 2012

Loosening health insurance rules in ME produces mixed results

The Boston Globe / Kaiser Health News, September 5, 2012

HHS awards new grants for healthcare co-ops

The Hill, September 4, 2012

MA hospitals and doctor group to create state's only member-owned health plan

The Boston Globe, September 4, 2012

Parkland, Department of State Health reach $1M settlement

Dallas Business Journal, September 4, 2012

Oregon's largest CCO ready for launch

Portland Business Journal, September 4, 2012

Crackdown on CA small-business self-insurance faces delay

Los Angeles Times, September 4, 2012

Opinion: Expanding Medicaid—the smart decision for MD

Health Affairs, August 31, 2012

Dispute between Aetna, CMA heats up

Los Angeles Times, August 31, 2012



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Webcast: Reboot for ICD-10—Lessons from UnitedHealth Group & North Shore-LIJ

Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

With the implementation deadline confirmed, the transition to ICD-10 shifts into high gear. Now providers and payers must prepare quickly. Learn from coding experts at UnitedHealth Group & North Shore-LIJ how to assess your organization's existing structure, how to create a transition process, and how to move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.

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