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'Cries for Help' in Deciphering Regulatory Changes

Christopher Cheney, Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Payer and provider executives alike are grappling with a nearly crippling level of uncertainty on how regulations and rules will change their business. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Two-Midnights Rule Spells Grim Financial Forecast for Hospitals

Hospitals will take a financial hit this year as a result of the new federal rule that cuts the Medicare payment rate for most patient stays that span less than two midnights, Moody's predicts. >>>

Why Is Healthcare Price Transparency So Hard?

Few are making much progress, but a small number of hospital and health system leaders are doing their best to change price opacity. >>>

Researchers Link ICD-10 Shift to Financial Losses

The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding led to significant information loss at one oncology clinic, says a researcher who found that 39 ICD-9-CM codes with information loss accounted for 2.9% of total Medicaid reimbursements and 5.3% of the organization's billing charges. >>>

Payers Detail Strategies That Drive Consumer Satisfaction

A study of health plan members reflects the impact of healthcare reform efforts and contains at least one surprising result, says the director of J.D. Power's healthcare practice. >>>

Physicians Urged to Become 'Political Advocates' for Patients

Two advocates for public health want healthcare workers trained to be "structurally competent" in basic economics, urban infrastructure, and other societal factors that can negatively impact patients' health. >>>

SHOP Exchanges Taking a Slice of Small Biz Market

Alongside the more publicized individual public health insurance exchanges, a relatively new public marketplace for small business health insurance offers another choice to employers. >>>

EHR Spending Continues, But Jury Still Out on ROI

As healthcare leaders continue to pour money into electronic health record systems, many (but not all) find that their return on investment remains elusive. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace With the Pulse of Population Health

This report outlines the strategies healthcare providers are pursuing to grow their cardio service lines while addressing margin pressures. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

Concerns about cancer centers under health law

The Washington Post, March 19, 2014

Is Maryland's all-payer model a step toward European-style healthcare?

Al Jazeera America, March 19, 2014

Man who signed up for Obamacare now owes $407,000 in medical bills

The Atlantic, March 19, 2014

Obamacare enrollments hit 5 million

The Hill, March 18, 2014

Poll: Two thirds satisfied with healthcare system

The Hill, March 18, 2014

Obama administration wants fewer people to get insurance cancellation notices

The Washington Post, March 18, 2014

Obamacare meets March Madness

Politico, March 18, 2014

White House tightens health plan's standards after consumers complain

The New York Times, March 17, 2014

Castlight IPO ushers in a new era of consumer-oriented healthcare

MarketWatch, March 17, 2014

US doctors push back on latest Republican move on Obamacare

Reuters, March 14, 2014



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Webcast: Hospitals Developing Health Plans: Key Steps to Becoming a Provider-Payer

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014 | 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. ET Join hospital leaders as they outline the strategic transition from provider to payer, and new opportunities for controlling costs, managing risk, and maximizing reimbursements. Register Today >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

Shifting Patient Patterns

Change is coming, but leaders have various outlooks for and responses to the new patient dynamics. >>>

 

Why Is Price Transparency So Hard?

 

Advances in Cancer Care



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