The role of navigators, expected to help millions of uninsured make their way through the health insurance market, came under fire Tuesday by members of Congress who raised questions about oversight and the role of the IRS in the implementation of healthcare reform. >>>
An inaccurate media story about changes to Medicare's reporting on hospital-acquired conditions has sparked a flurry of criticism from patient safety advocates. Here's what's really going on. >>>
The now transparent federal database of hospital prices could motivate hospital financial assistance offices to write more flexible policies for collecting from uninsured, underinsured, and Medicare Advantage patients. >>>
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is having little effect on workforce strategies, employer survey data shows. More than two-thirds of employers say they will continue to provide healthcare coverage when health insurance exchanges begin operation in 2014. >>>
Because higher patient satisfaction scores translate to higher HCAHPS scores and Medicare reimbursements, how nurses interact with patients has a significant impact on a hospital's bottom line. >>>
Aetna will allow patients and providers to communicate directly via a mobile application that protects data privacy and indicates when care options are high cost, out of network, or present challenging payment arrangements. >>>
The second round of federal Health Care Innovation Awards specifically seeks clinical models that will quickly shrink Medicare costs and improve care for populations with special needs as well as population health. >>>
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