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Hospital's 'No-Wait' Culture Slashes Costs

Philip Betbeze

Medical equipment tagging is saving a New York hospital hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Its savings on patient tagging will be known soon. Next? The COO is considering employee tagging, to monitor hand washing and reduce infection rates. >>>

 

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RAC Appeals Process 'Broken,' AHA Says

In letters to Congress and the head of CMS, The American Hospital Association says stalled Medicare claims totaling more than $1 billion and a growing volume of Recovery Audit Contractor denials are putting its members in "an untenable position." >>>

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. >>>

J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference: Revenue Shifts to Outpatient

Healthcare leaders tell Wall Street investors to look at two trends for revenue growth: in the expansion of outpatient care and in clinical integration leading to value-based care. >>>

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. >>>

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." >>>

The Hospital Room PC, Reimagined

A new PC being tested in hospital rooms isn't like any PC you know. Sure, it delivers streaming video and gaming, but it can also provide patient monitoring and reporting. >>>

Business Roundup: Healthcare M&A Activity Brisk

The reimbursement squeeze on hospitals is on, and healthcare leaders in search of opportunity are finding partners and making deals. >>>



Industry Survey 2014

Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

This award-winning survey shows how organizations are managing the shift from volume to value, including new and proven tactics to support collaborative care. Don't miss the bonus CEO report! Free Download >>>



News Headlines

House passes bill requiring healthcare numbers

ABC News / Associated Press, January 17, 2014

UnitedHealth sees Obamacare and Medicare costs, then growth

Reuters, January 17, 2014

Doctors sue NC over Medicaid billing system

News & Observer, January 17, 2014

Federal judge upholds healthcare subsidies

The New York Times, January 16, 2014

Chronic care overhaul proposed for Medicare

Billings Gazette, January 16, 2014

Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente extend payment deadlines again

Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2014

CEO at Texas Health Resources to step down

Star-Telegram, January 16, 2014

Parkland narrows CEO search to three candidates

The Dallas Morning News, January 15, 2014

Cape Cod Healthcare CEO got $2M even after he quit

Cape Cod Times, January 15, 2014

CMS replaces executives who departed after Healthcare.gov troubles

The Washington Post, January 14, 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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