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  February 10, 2014 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

How ME Rural Hospitals Are Tackling Financial Challenges

Rene Letourneau, Senior Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Reimbursement cuts aren't the only challenge rural hospitals face. Recruitment and retention of clinical staff is a perennial issue. But creative leadership and telemedicine are making things better at two small Maine hospitals. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

$128B SGR Repeal Deal Needs a Payment Plan

Congress has forged a long-awaited deal to push Medicare's payment system for physicians to a value-based model. But lawmakers have only seven weeks to agree on how to pay for it. >>>

Capital Spending Reflects New Era in Healthcare

As provider organizations look ahead to redesigning their care delivery models and taking part in more risk-based payment structures, their capital spending plans must keep pace with their evolving needs. >>>

Hospitals Welcome Two-Midnight Rule Delay

Providers are pleased that CMS is delaying enforcement of new guidelines governing Medicare reimbursements for short-term hospital stays, but they insist the new rule is flawed and say they will continue to oppose it. >>>

Value-Based Purchasing Model Waits for No One

For a variety of reasons, many healthcare organizations have delayed the necessary operational moves they need to make to be able to compete on value. There's still time, but not much. >>>

RACs Incentivized to Find Even Smallest Billing Errors

By using a tool to calculate "extrapolated overpayment," Recovery Audit Contractors can allege fraud long after providers have received payment and thought there was no dispute, says one expert. >>>

CMS Proposes HIX Guidelines for 2015

Federal regulators overseeing public health insurance exchanges are taking a fresh look at adequacy standards for so-called narrow networks, which insurers say are an essential tool for controlling healthcare costs. >>>

3 Inexpensive Ways to Enhance Patient Experience

Fancy amenities such as gourmet meals, healing gardens, and multi-million dollar expansion projects can make patients feel good about a hospital stay, but there are cheaper ways to bolster the patient experience. >>>



LIVE Webcast

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 >>>



News Headlines

Will saving on healthcare hurt the economy?

The New York Times, February 10, 2014

For 3 million, 'affordable' healthcare might not be

USA Today / Kaiser Health News, February 10, 2014

Researchers hope new data collaborative will lower healthcare costs, improve treatment

WSAW.com, February 10, 2014

Insurers slash specialty hospitals to keep premiums low

Bloomberg, February 7, 2014

Aetna profit misses estimates on low Medicare margins

Bloomberg, February 7, 2014

Maryland hospitals don't know how they'll cover costs of new regulations

Baltimore Business Journal, February 7, 2014

In hospital as inpatient, or for observation? Your cost might differ

The Columbus Dispatch, February 7, 2014

Florida Blue and Memorial Healthcare form new ACO

The Miami Herald, February 6, 2014

How healthcare costs affect small town living

U.S. News & World Report, February 6, 2014

PA hospital aims to help uninsured by listing prices

CBS Pittsburgh, February 5, 2014



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

Date: February 27, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Orthopedic leaders from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Stryker offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line. 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 difference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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