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Inside the Health Plan Compliance Certification Proposed Rule

Margaret Dick Tocknell

HHS wants to ensure that health plan IT systems meet interoperability standards to exchange information with providers. A proposed rule is now open for public comment. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

Fresh Take on Hospital Discharges Cuts Readmissions

A multi-step approach to hospital discharges redefines them as 'transitions' and is driving down readmission rates at Detroit Medical Center.To really address readmissions, healthcare leaders must dissect the discharge process and sharpen a hospital-to-home program. >>>

Top Quality Issues for 2014, Part 1

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

Top Quality Issues for 2014, Part 2

Intolerance for diagnostic errors is just one of the top quality issues to watch for in 2014. >>>



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News Headlines

Non-profit health centers enter insurance realm

USA Today, January 8, 2014

US hospital shares rally as investors see reform boost

Reuters, January 8, 2014

Cracking the code on healthcare costs: What the states can do

Health Affairs, January 8, 2014

6 questions that will determine whether Obamacare is a success in 2014

The Atlantic, January 8, 2014

VT plots course for single-payer healthcare system

Fox News, January 8, 2014

364 hospitals have high rates of overall readmissions, new Medicare data show

Kaiser Health News, January 7, 2014

Obamacare Medicaid split creates two Americas for poor

Bloomberg, January 7, 2014

Could malpractice reform save the US healthcare system?

PBS Newshour, January 7, 2014

Will Obamacare swamp minority physicians with patients?

Cincinnati.com, January 7, 2014

Fact-checking healthcare: A year-end report

PolitiFact, January 6, 2014



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