Hospitals are the big losers in the taxpayer relief legislation passed by Congress while physicians dodged a cut to the sustainable growth rate formula for another year. >>>
As the new year unfolds, several details of healthcare reform remain either unclear or unresolved. The actions of three groups in particular will have a significant impact on payers' decisions in the next 12 months. >>>
As the number of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries overtakes the number of private sector workers, it's clearer than ever that hospitals' revenue growth will continue to be constrained. >>>
Using a tiny alcohol-impregnated cap on central line hubs has been shown to reduce bloodstream infections by half, a study conducted at three Illinois hospitals finds. >>>
Buyer joint ventures are growing in popularity. In these deals, nonprofit hospitals sell their majority ownerships to for-profit partners, while still retaining a minority interest that includes an active role in hospital governance. >>>
In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Gerilynn Sevenikar, who has found ways to help the self-pay patient population gain federal or state funding, and opened the door for Sharp HealthCare System to obtain millions of dollars in payments. >>>
Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.
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Government Technology, January 4, 2013
The Washington Post, January 3, 2013
The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 3, 2013
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