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. >>>
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. >>>
To make up for lost revenue, the CFO of Miami Children's Hospital says he is renegotiating price rates with health plans such as Blue Cross, Humana, and UnitedHealth. >>>
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." >>>
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." >>>
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. >>>
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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