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  February 17, 2014 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

In Retail Medicine, Opportunity for Market Share Growth

Rene Letourneau, Senior Editor for HealthLeaders Media

As patient volumes shift from inpatient to outpatient settings, some hospitals and health systems are entering the retail medicine space in new ways. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

AMA Seeks to Stop ICD-10, Cites Soaring Costs

In a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the American Medical Association asks her to "strongly" reconsider the ICD-10 medical coding set mandate, which the AMA says will place a "crushing burden" on physicians. >>>

Physicians Push for Say in Value-Based Payments Structure

The American Medical Association is backing an effort in Congress to push Medicare toward a value-based reimbursement system, but doctors are demanding a seat at the table when rules are set for transparency and assessing providers' performance. >>>

ED Violence Racks Up Huge Costs

Assaults on nurses in the emergency department have long been viewed as part of the job. But this "culture of acceptance" comes with a high price tag, not least of which is the cost to replace nurses when they quit. >>>

Moody's Upgrades For-Profit Hospital Outlook to 'Positive'

A reduction in bad debt will come as more people obtain health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Moody's says. An improvement in earnings is expected mainly because 2013 was marred by declining patient volumes and the cuts to Medicare reimbursements under sequestration. >>>

Hospital Engagement Networks Lauded for Lessening Hospital Harm, Costs

Hospitals participating in HENs have "decreased central line infections by more than 45%" in the last two years, says CMS. The largest coalition, operated by the American Hospital Association, says it has saved $201 million. >>>

For Small Health Systems, Big Decisions Can Mean Life or Death

Seeking a strategic path for a healthcare organization amid historic levels of disruption can be exhilarating, but small systems and standalone hospitals are essentially betting their institutional lives on the changes they're making. >>>

How BI is Lowering Healthcare Costs

Putting business intelligence in the form of cost accounting data directly into the hands of physicians can start rich dialogues within or between service lines to make healthcare more predictable, more consistent, and less expensive. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency

Providers must master data analytics to succeed in the new world of healthcare. This report explores the gains and gaps in this race to the future. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

More firms buying insurance for data breaches

The Boston Globe, February 17, 2014

White House says it doesn't know how many in Obamacare have paid

The Hill, February 17, 2014

ME co-op network includes some NH hospitals

Boston.com / Associated Press, February 17, 2014

The 10 least expensive health insurance markets in the US

Kaiser Health News / NPR, February 14, 2014

As healthcare shifts, US doctors switch to salaried jobs

The New York Times, February 14, 2014

1 in 5 buyers of insurance under new law did not pay premium on time

The New York Times, February 14, 2014

New billing standards to help patients with debt

Boston.com / Associated Press, February 14, 2014

Payments to CEO raise new conflicts at top health quality group

ProPublica, February 13, 2014

Baptist Health CEO: Psych beds being cut in national trend because they're unprofitable

The Florida Times-Union, February 13, 2014

DaVita says it will pay $389M to settle fed investigations

The Denver Post, February 12, 2014



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