While federal budget cuts promise to chop $11 billion from Medicare funding in 2013, healthcare leaders say they have been preparing for scenarios that call for doing more with less money. >>>
All hospitals on Truven's annual scorecard had to meet performance thresholds in several categories, including adjusted operating margin. "We're measuring the impact of leadership in driving improvement forward," the company says. >>>
Healthcare IT is expensive. Our latest Intelligence Report reveals that it's becoming an ever bigger drain on hospital and health system bottom lines. ROI will be hard to find, despite the fervent hopes of healthcare executives. >>>
Primary care providers are the cause of "at least 50,000 missed diagnostic opportunities" annually, "most resulting in considerable harm," say physicians commenting on new research. >>>
The 30-day all-cause readmission rate dropped to 17.8% in the final quarter of 2012, an early sign that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in the form of payment and delivery reforms, is having an impact, says a CMS official. >>>
Competitive salaries aren't enough to retain physicians, who are by nature among any healthcare organization's most ambitious and highly trained workers. >>>
Healthcare organizations would be better off with more diversified and liquid portfolios and rating agencies should accommodate them by being more flexible in their liquidity requirements, says a Commonfund Institute report. >>>
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