Expectations about the safety and efficiency of healthcare information technology have not been met, in part because of "the failure of many providers to make the process changes needed to realize the potential," a researcher says. >>>
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reports a 3.9% rate of healthcare spending growth in 2011. Here's a look at what's behind the lowest rate of growth recorded. >>>
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. >>>
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." >>>
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. >>>
In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. Her work on a case against a large revenue cycle management and debt collection firm resulted in a financial settlement and a ban against the company doing business in the state for at least two years. >>>
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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