With the launch of 106 Medicare Accountable Care Organizations January 1st, the latest tally of the coordinated care program shows that more than 250 ACOs have been formed in almost every state. >>>
The healthcare industry has much work to do in advance of full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Of top concern to analysts: state health insurance exchanges and population health. >>>
It's easy to forget that rural and community-based healthcare providers have other major challenges that are not directly tied to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. >>>
An electronic tool from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality allows providers to categorize events as near misses, unsafe conditions, or actual patient harm incidents—and then drill down to the possible causes. >>>
In a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the American Hospital Association not only argues against recommended hospital payment cuts, but says an increase in 2014 "is absolutely essential." >>>
They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20—people who are making a difference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>
One in three healthcare executives thinks the industry is on the right track—an improvement over previous years, but a clear sign that dissatisfaction remains widespread. An independent HealthLeaders Media survey produced with support from Conifer Health Solutions.
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