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4 Survival Tips for the Shift to Value-Based Reimbursements

Rene Letourneau, Senior Editor for HealthLeaders Media

The CFO of a regional medical center in Ohio knows that cost containment will be critical to its ability to survive in the swiftly approaching tighter reimbursement environment. He shares tips for a smoother transition. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

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. >>>

Miami Children's Hospital Cuts Chargemaster Rates by 30%

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. >>>

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." >>>

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." >>>

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. >>>

Hospital's 'No-Wait' Culture Slashes Costs

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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Date: March 14, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join leaders from SCL Health System and Collaborative Healthcare Strategies as they reveal how to successfully align with external entities across the care continuum to reduce readmissions, improve care quality, and streamline workflows. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Patients' costs skyrocket; Specialists' incomes soar

The New York Times, January 20, 2014

Co-ops the underdog in health insurance marketplace

USA Today, January 20, 2014

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

How much to deliver a baby? Charges vary widely by hospital

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2014

Federal judge upholds healthcare subsidies

The New York Times, January 16, 2014

Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente extend payment deadlines again

Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2014

Medical debt will persist despite health law

USA Today, January 15, 2014

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

Cape Cod Times, January 15, 2014



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Date: March 27, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET Find out how the leaders of Geisinger Health System drove down costs in the care continuum by leveraging the power of their ProvenHealth Navigator? model, a system that combines evidence-based best practices, electronic health records, and quality and accountability metrics to standardize care processes. 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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