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RAC Nightmare Continues for Providers

Rene Letourneau, Senior Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Karen Testman, senior vice president of financial operations at MemorialCare Health System, agrees with the concept of reducing Medicare overpayments, but takes issue with the administrative work it creates for providers. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How the Dynamics of Physician Alignment Are Changing

Population health and accountable care models continue to gain traction as the industry shifts away from the traditional fee-for-service provider payment structure. >>>

1 in 5 ICU Patients Get 'Futile' Care

A report from researchers at UCLA is intended to be a wake-up call about the use of medical technologies and tools that if not appropriately applied, "end up extending the dying process, not benefiting the patient in the ICU bed." >>>

A Fresh Look at End-of-Life Care

It's imperative that healthcare providers team with patients to determine the ultimate medical mission. >>>

Cigna Acquisition Highlights Role of Chronic Care Management

To help reduce the cost of care for their frailest members, payers are increasingly focusing on prevention and disease management. It is estimated that these patients drive 35% to 50% of total healthcare costs. >>>

Doc Group Blasts CMS Physician Fee Schedule Plans

MGMA-ACMPE has penned a blistering 18-page report in response to the proposed federal rule on payments to doctors, criticizing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for inaccuracy, inconsistency, and being misleading. >>>

Do You Have the Guts To Be a Healthcare Innovator?

If you're in charge of running a hospital or health system, managing the passive risk of payment reform is a given. To push your organization ahead, you'll need to take on the bigger risk that comes from being truly innovative. >>>

Wellness Culture Linked to Stock Value

Researchers say companies that have won an award for their employee health and safety cultures also outperform the Standard & Poor's 500, but they cannot yet say that causality has been identified. >>>

How Value Gives Healthcare Providers an Edge

As competition for volume increases among hospitals and health systems, employers are seeking high-value partners. >>>



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News Headlines

CA insurers limiting doctors, hospitals in health insurance market

Los Angeles Times, September 16, 2013

Haves and have-nots as healthcare markets open

The Times-Herald / Associated Press, September 16, 2013

OH law prompts hospital to rescind health grant

News & Observer / Associated Press, September 16, 2013

Healthcare law imperils some local medical programs for poor

McClatchyDC.com / Kaiser Health News, September 16, 2013

House passes bill to delay healthcare subsidies

ABC News / Associated Press, September 13, 2013

Vanderbilt Medical Center hit with Medicare fraud suit

The Tennessean, September 13, 2013

Call to change Obama's health law opens rift with labor

Bloomberg, September 12, 2013

LSU hospital privatization deals short $39M, state fiscal analysts say

The Times Picayune / Associated Press, September 12, 2013

$1 million mistake: Becoming a doctor

CBS News, September 11, 2013

Patient's bill soars as health law program falters

SFGate.com / Associated Press, September 10, 2013



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