Uncertainty about reductions in Medicare reimbursements is one reason the not-for-profit hospital sector has lacked stability since at least 2008. And there is no indication that better days are near, says an analyst at the credit rating firm. >>>
The so-called "mega" privacy rule is not enforceable until September, but hospital and health system executives should begin reviewing current policies now to identify changes necessary for compliance, observers say. >>>
Physician practices must pay extra attention to managed care contract negotiations as the healthcare industry implements reform. Contract terms may have more bite than in the past. >>>
Hospitals employ 5.5 million workers and spend billions of dollars on goods and services, but one critic says, "It is a big mistake to use economic power as an excuse for not finding the right balance for what we should spend on healthcare." >>>
Accounts marked 'discharged not final billed' can hobble a healthcare provider's opportunities to manage cash and earn interest, but CEOs and CFOs who know what to look for can stop it before it happens. >>>
The overdue final version of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act outlines reporting requirements on all grants, fees, and reimbursements provided to physicians and teaching hospitals by manufacturers of medical devices and prescription drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid. >>>
Revenue is expected to plunge 25% and the incremental changes that hospitals and health systems are implementing are not likely to be enough to maintain independence for a large percentage of them. >>>
Date: February 14, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
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