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

Get Ready for Price Transparency

Philip Betbeze

Healthcare providers have long kept secret the prices they negotiate with health plans. With consumers being asked to pay more of their healthcare, price transparency?and a stronger link between value and quality?is inevitable. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Wright Lassiter's Audacious Vision for Safety Nets

The CEO of Alameda County Medical Center is expanding its footprint in order to survive in the new world of healthcare. But he may soon be moving on to Dallas's Parkland hospital. >>>

Leapfrog's New Safety Report Card Alarms Hospitals

The updated Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score gave 25 hospitals, including 520-bed Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, a failing grade of F, while another 121 hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic, got a barely passing D. >>>

Medicaid Expansion Report Calculates Modest State Costs

States that expand their Medicaid rolls under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would see only modest increases in their share of the costs when compared with the windfall in federal funding that would come with it, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. >>>

Doctors and Plans Blame Each Other for Costs

Health plans and physicians groups blame one another for market consolidations that they both claim are driving healthcare costs. But impartial observers say both sides are to blame and consumers are bearing the cost. >>>

Shopping Tips to Save Hospitals Money

Cyber Monday offers healthcare CFOs important reminders about their own operations: analyze money-saving opportunities, comparison-shop, negotiate a win-win, and get the price right. >>>

Two Dartmouth Studies Report Unnecessary Testing

Two reports newly issued by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice raise new questions about whether physicians order too many medical tests, and whether some tests might be motivated by economic reasons. >>>

HHS Issues 2014 Rules for Health Plans, Exchanges

Regulation of the health insurance industry for 2014 became clearer yesterday, as the Obama Administration issued a raft of proposed rules that would bar discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions, incentivize wellness with rate reductions, and set standards for state insurance exchanges. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Decoding Payer Contracting in a New Era of Population Health

Date: December 5, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET For providers, population health management is the next step in healthcare reform, but to make that move providers must place greater emphasis on commercial payer contracts. Innovative healthcare organizations such as Iowa Health System and Bellin Health System are already getting these programs off the ground. Join these leading organizations as they share best practices and lessons learned when establishing population health programs and commercial payer contracts. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Probe finds US e-health program lacks oversight

Computerworld, November 30, 2012

Mismatched data hamper US accounting of Medicaid costs

Bloomberg Businessweek, November 30, 2012

Obama victory re-energizes HIEs

InformationWeek, November 30, 2012

Unaffordable cost seen for some under PPACA

Bloomberg, November 29, 2012

Hospitals contribute 11% into CA economy

Sacramento Business Journal, November 29, 2012

Vanguard to acquire Bristol Hospital

NBC Connecticut, November 29, 2012

How hospitals bill Medicare for preventable complications

Forbes, November 28, 2012

Baylor Health Care System to pay claims settlement

KWTX.com, November 28, 2012

ER concierge services at hospitals boost bottom lines

Bloomberg, November 27, 2012

Hospitals face pressure to avert readmissions

The New York Times, November 27, 2012



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