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Prompt Pay Law Set to Shift in GA

Margaret Dick Tocknell

A new Georgia law that would extend prompt pay regulations from traditional insurers to include third party administrators is pitting payers against providers. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

NCQA: Health Plan Quality of Care is Improving

In its annual report, the National Committee for Quality Assurance finds "some very impressive results," particularly around obesity, where a greater focus has been measured, says the committee's president. >>>

Clinical Documentation for Higher Reimbursements

Hospitals and health systems must accurately define how sick their populations are—not only to take good care of patients, but also to be reimbursed correctly. Borgess Health uncovered more than $6 million in reimbursement by getting physicians to improve their documentation. >>>

Recovery Audit Reform Bill Calls for Financial Penalties

Contractors that fail to meet audit deadlines, communicate with hospitals in a timely fashion, or have appeals overturned would have to pay if the Medicare Audit Improvement Act becomes law. >>>

Healthcare Reform Then, and Now

The 1990s' attempt at healthcare reform didn't work out too well for many hospitals and health systems because both patients and physicians rebelled against managed care and its blanket preauthorization rules. Will history repeat itself? >>>

Betting on Value-Based Care

Value-based care is no longer an option. Healthcare leaders must jump in, and some are taking substantial risks as they develop new businesses to gain tighter control of the care continuum. >>>

Healthcare Collaboration Strategies Gaining Ground

In "collaboratories" designed to improve care for all patients, regardless of which health system renders care, providers learn what saves lives and lowers costs by being transparent about procedural sequences as well as results. >>>



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Future of Service Line Marketing—New Tactics, New Tools

Date: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

When it comes to service lines, healthcare marketers are challenged to balance the needs of the organization and individual physicians with limited marketing dollars. Join WellStar Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and Jennings Co. as they explore how to use data to prioritize service line marketing dollars and gain physician buy-in.

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News Headlines

Health insurers ready post-election message: We're not the bad guys!

The Washington Post, October 31, 2012

Health insurers line up to compete in CA exchange

Los Angeles Times, October 31, 2012

Could Romney repeal the health law? It wouldn't be easy

NPR, October 31, 2012

Treating the high cost of healthcare

Journal-Advocate / The Denver Post, October 30, 2012

US employees to face healthcare sticker shock

Chicago Tribune, October 30, 2012

Business leaders predict healthcare cost hikes

Oregon Business, October 30, 2012

Crucial test for an outpost of healthcare

Los Angeles Times, October 29, 2012

US set to sponsor health insurance

The New York Times, October 29, 2012

Health insurance industry dislikes health law but finds its repeal unnerving

The Washington Post / Associated Press, October 29, 2012

Medicaid policy cutting people off from vital drugs

The State Journal-Register, October 29, 2012



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Placing Your Bets

Value-based care is here and standing pat is not a viable option. Yet healthcare leaders face substantial risks for generations to come as they develop new businesses and clinical relationships to gain tighter control of the care continuum. >>>

 

Opportunities in the Cloud

 

Taking Charge of the Physician Shortage



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