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Aetna Targets Readmissions With Pharmacy Pilot

Margaret Dick Tocknell

Aetna members considered to be at high or moderate risk for hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge will receive support from a pharmacist in the form of in-home medication reviews or telephone consultations. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Premier $100M IPO a 'Pittance'

In announcing its plan for a $100 million initial public offering, the healthcare alliance and group purchasing organization may be actually setting its sights on a larger payday, says one healthcare economist. >>>

Florida Hospital, Health First to Create Health Plan

In a joint venture, Florida Hospital Healthcare System and Health First Health Plans will partner to form a commercial health plan in Central Florida. The coverage area will include Tampa, Orlando, and Daytona Beach. >>>

Surgery Risk Calculator Predicts Complications

A new tool for assessing the risk of surgical complications might eventually be used as an optional alternative to generate reimbursement under the Physician Quality Reporting System. >>>

MU Audit Victim Lives to Tell

A provider who went through a Meaningful Use audit explains how she got through it, relying on training received at a user group conference and the help of her state's Regional Extension Center. >>>

ROI of Technology Systems Is More Than Financial

"It's hard or nearly impossible to justify the investment needed for a state-of-the-art EHR with hard-dollar savings," says the CFO of an academic health system. "You have to look beyond that to the intangible benefits, the improvements in delivery of care and positioning your organization to be competitive in the future." >>>

Oregon to Streamline Provider Credentialing

A new law requires the Oregon Health Authority to establish an electronic database for credentialing organizations, including hospitals, insurance companies, and other facilities. >>>

Physicians' Diagnostic Overconfidence May be Harming Patients

Institutions that notice diagnostic errors need to have a better way to notify doctors when their diagnoses are incorrect, researchers say, because internists' overconfidence in their decisions may be hurting patient care. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Patient Experience Beyond HCAHPS—Care Coordination and Cultural Transformation

This report uncovers the management and cultural changes necessary to achieve consistently superior patient experience. It features original research and analysis from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders. Gain key insights, such as: 71% of healthcare leaders will focus on care coordination to improve patient experience. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

IRS issues final rules on Obamacare's 'individual mandate'

Reuters, August 28, 2013

MA ACOs produced 'spillover' savings

Reuters, August 28, 2013

Hospital officials pushing for health law grace period revision

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 28, 2013

Some hospitals at risk for electronic record penalties

Reuters, August 28, 2013

Status of Medicare patients can result in huge bills

The Boston Globe, August 27, 2013

Opinion: Are hospitals already saving money for Medicare?

Bloomberg, August 27, 2013

States scramble to get healthcare law's insurance marketplaces up and running

The Washington Post, August 26, 2013

Republicans lack votes to defund Obamacare

CBS News, August 26, 2013

State laws hinder health navigator effort to enroll uninsured

Bloomberg, August 23, 2013

Hospital-owned insurance plan to reenter Medicare

The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 22, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Physician Compensation Models and Metrics Under Population-Based Reimbursement

Date: August 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join CMOs from Banner Health Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ as they discuss strategies and metrics for implementing a value-based model of physician compensation. Register Today >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

New Approaches to Patient Experience

The simplest and most effective patient experience strategy may be listening to the patient, directly through personal discussions and indirectly through survey data analysis. >>>

 

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