Hospitals take a financial hit when patients are assigned observation status. Surprising study results show that "though the cost of hospital observation care costs less, reimbursement per encounter is proportionally a lot less." >>>
The Dean Clinic has navigated through tough waters toward a value-based physician compensation model. It is an outlier. More commonly, physician and hospital contracts are top-heavy with volume, not value, a physician recruiter says. >>>
Glenview Capital Management, the largest of Health Management Associates' shareholders, is calling for a major leadership change at HMA. It sees "a deficiency at both the board and management level" and wants a new board of directors. >>>
A report commissioned by the Parkland Health & Hospital System board of managers in Dallas makes a score of recommendations for improving governance practices at the troubled safety net health system. >>>
The proposed Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule seeks to make more episode-based payments, while the proposed physician payment rule contains changes to the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive program. >>>
At least four of the 32 Pioneer ACOs are in the process of notifying their providers that they intend to shift to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, and up to five more could follow. "They've learned that they probably won't be successful, so they want to move into a no-risk environment," says one observer. >>>
University Hospitals announces its intent to acquire one of two of the last independent hospitals in northeast Ohio while consolidation continues in Massachusetts and New York City. >>>
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