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How to Prepare for Revenue Cycle Changes in 2014

Rene Letourneau, Senior Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Kaleida Health is readying for revenue cycle uncertainty through predictive modeling, reallocated staff, and an emphasis on clinical documentation. But the impact of HIX remains unclear. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Retail Medicine a Big Shift for 2014

With the growth in high-deductible health plans accelerating, "the healthcare business model is starting to turn from wholesale to retail," says the managing director of PwC's Health Research Institute. That means insurers must be ready to offer new products in a different way. >>>

Healthcare Uncertainties to Intensify in 2014

Many providers who've been on the forefront of the movement away from fee-for-service may find themselves at a disadvantage with payers as healthcare transitions into value-based payment models such as bundled payments and gain sharing, says one analyst. >>>

Forget Predictive Modeling, Try Leadership Forecasting

Instead of attempting to predict outcomes based on aging data, healthcare leaders should rely more heavily on forecasting, which is a less precise but more accurate gauge of how a strategy is likely to pay off, says a medical economist. >>>

Top Healthcare Buzzwords for 2014, Part 1

Big changes in healthcare mean big changes in the way providers and payers talk. Many terms being bandied about don't have clear or solid meanings, but this guide helps sort things out. >>>

Top Healthcare Buzzwords for 2014, Part 2

Do you know your PROs from your CACs? Big changes in healthcare mean big changes in the way providers and payers talk. This guide helps sort things out. >>>

2 Wildcards for Physicians in Early 2014

The fate of the loathsome sustainable growth rate formula is one of two big unknowns that will have a large impact on how doctors are reimbursed in the New Year. >>>

Top Quality Issues for 2014, Part I

The pressure to reduce readmissions and preserve reimbursements will only increase in 2014. Healthcare providers will be especially concerned with curbing hospital-acquired conditions. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Leveraging Social Media Content to Drive Patient Engagement & Loyalty

Date: January 23, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Healthcare marketing leaders from Vanderbilt and Jennings outline strategies to connect with patients and staff through rich social media content. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Fact-checking healthcare: A year-end report

PolitiFact, January 6, 2014

This is not your parents' health insurance

NPR, January 6, 2014

Medicare Advantage and the 'theft' of $156 billion

The New York Times, January 6, 2014

Obamacare: Hundreds of thousands of Californians finally get health insurance

San Jose Mercury News, January 6, 2014

Healthcare changes to watch for in 2014

USA Today, January 6, 2014

Finding health insurance for 71 cents per month

Kaiser Health News / Mississippi Public Broadcasting, January 3, 2014

Maryland state leaders embrace Medicaid expansion

The Baltimore Sun, January 3, 2014

Doctors allege hospital owner committed Medicare fraud, offered kickbacks

Charlotte Observer, January 3, 2014

For Obamacare, it's finally showtime

Politico, January 2, 2014

Healthcare funds cure portfolio pain in 2013

USA Today, January 2, 2014



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Webcast: Telemedicine—A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

Date: January 28, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Telemedicine pioneers from UC Davis and Mercy Health share strategies proven to bridge access gaps, improve patient experience, and streamline care through new mobile technologies, while driving down costs. Register Today >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a dfference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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