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Humana Tests Remote Patient Monitoring to Reduce Readmissions

Margaret Dick Tocknell

The insurer's chronic care health division is partnering with several telehealth providers to test various remote monitoring formats for common causes of readmissions. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CMS to Release Physician Payment Data

Physicians' associations generally support improving access and transparency in Medicare reimbursement records within the proper context and with privacy protections, but caution that "you can't always use this data as a proxy for quality." >>>

Why Half of All Healthcare CEOs Don't Want to Be in an ACO

In general, accountable care organization models are thought to carry too many variables and financial risks. Executives at smaller organizations balk because they see no structural model surrounding participation in ACOs that seems replicable. >>>

Safety Net Hospitals Brace for Medicaid Expansion

Amid the potential fiscal landmines safety net hospitals can expect, there's a silver lining: CMS will delay cuts to its disproportionate share funding. >>>

12 Things I'd Change On Hospital Compare

Hospital Compare is a valuable, yet deeply flawed tool for reporting on hospital quality measures. It doesn't have to be that way. >>>

The Trouble with EHRs

Although electronic health records are known to reduce healthcare costs, concerns about accuracy and usability—and the risk of EHR-caused medical errors—are growing. >>>

Financial Challenges Top Healthcare CEO Concerns

A survey from the American College of Healthcare Executives reaffirms the top issues affecting community hospital leaders. Among the top-of-mind issues: Government funding cuts, the shift to value-based purchasing, and CMS and state regulations. >>>

NFP Groups Release CA Patient Experience Rankings

Payers, providers, patients, and the public can now view by medical group practice how consumers score California healthcare providers. The data has been compiled by three non-profit groups including Consumer Reports. >>>



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 University Medical Center and Jennings Co. outline strategies to connect with patients and staff through rich social media content. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Medical debt will persist despite health law

USA Today, January 15, 2014

SC lawmakers take aim at healthcare law

Reuters, January 15, 2014

UnitedHealth gets renewal on federal exchange work

Star Tribune, January 15, 2014

CMS replaces executives who departed after Healthcare.gov troubles

The Washington Post, January 14, 2014

CMS replaces executives who departed after Healthcare.gov troubles

The Washington Post, January 14, 2014

Emergency rooms are front line for enrolling new Obamacare customers

Kaiser Health News / NPR, January 14, 2014

The truth behind Obamacare 6 million figure

CNN Money, January 14, 2014

MD's plan to upend healthcare spending

The Washington Post, January 13, 2014

Second wave of health insurance disruption affects small businesses

The Washington Post, January 13, 2014

Report finds billions wasted on healthcare

The Boston Globe, January 9, 2014



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Webcast: Physician-Led Population Health Programs—New Skills for Success

Date: February 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join clinical improvement experts as they define new expectations for population health management and outline the leadership skills necessary for physicians to direct a successful program. 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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