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Financial Impact of HIX Hinges on 4 Factors

Rene Letourneau, Senior Editor for HealthLeaders Media

It's impossible for healthcare finance executives to know for sure what impact the health insurance exchanges will have on their organizations' bottom lines. Even so, Ascension Health affiliates across the country are forecasting, planning, and educating. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Compensation for Physician Execs Sees Slow Growth

The 7% growth in physician executive compensation across all titles between 2010 and 2012 is consistent with growth seen in the previous two-year period, but down significantly from the mid-2000s. >>>

How the Physician Payment Sunshine Act Could Affect Practice Revenue

This provision of the healthcare law does not create new penalties for financial interactions with drug or device companies, or any other organization, but it may cause doctors to change some of their outside activities. >>>

MGMA Fears 'Catastrophic Backlogs' From ICD-10 Testing Pullback

MGMA is "extremely concerned" that Medicare has announced it will not be conducting ICD-10 end-to-end testing with external trading partners, including physician practices, says the group's  CEO. >>>

WellPoint Exec Shares Lessons Learned from PCPC Pilot

Patient-centered primary care is one part of WellPoint's strategy to shift provider reimbursements from volume-based to value-based care arrangements. A year into a multi-state rollout, the program is delivering as expected. >>>

FL Funds Statewide Residency Program

It's not all gloomy news for healthcare in the Sunshine State. The governor has earmarked $20.6 million in state funds that when coupled with existing Medicaid funds, will provide $80 million in supplemental funding to create a Statewide Medicaid Residency Program.   >>>

Intelligence Report: Toward Population Health

Healthcare providers appear willing to embrace the new model of population health, but the first order of business for many is to sort out the financial issues. >>>

HIX Lags in Texas, as Providers Wait on Feds

Without federal support, hospitals and health systems in Texas are hampered in their efforts to help the uninsured enroll in health insurance exchanges. >>>



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News Headlines

Those proton beams don't come cheap

Slate.com, October 14, 2013

Healthcare rates spark a mix of shock and delight

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, October 14, 2013

Obesity surgery coverage balloons the cost of some healthcare plans in VA

The Washington Post, October 14, 2013

Obamacare officials defend online exchanges

ABC News, October 11, 2013

Sicker Medicaid, Medicare emergency patients less profitable

Reuters, October 11, 2013

Is Obamacare really to blame for cuts at the Cleveland Clinic and other hospitals?

The Plain Dealer, October 11, 2013

Uninsured find more success via health exchanges run by states

The New York Times, October 10, 2013

The shutdown, the debt and healthcare: a primer

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, October 10, 2013

U of Miami Hospital overbilled Medicare $3.7M, audit says

The Miami Herald, October 9, 2013

Hospitals and insurers struggle to reduce costs from "super-utilizers"

The Washington Post, October 8, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

The Benefits (and Costs) of Consolidation

The recent level of M&A and affiliation activity in healthcare has been stunning, but to some leaders, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>

 

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