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What the Patient Really Wants

Philip Betbeze

Having reached the probable limits of their healing powers, several clinicians and administrators at Gundersen Health System made sure a patient got what he really needed—no matter what. >>>

 

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. >>>

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. >>>

CMS Announces HIX Changes for 2015

New 2015 rules for the health insurance exchanges establish a clear and relatively straightforward path to renewing health plans and beneficiary policies. But several payer concerns still remain. >>>

ICD-10 and EHR Fuel Clinical Documentation Improvements

The electronic health record is at the heart of efforts to improve clinical documentation. One effort strives to get disparate EHR software programs—and the physicians using them—to encode problem lists in a common way. >>>

'Vicious Cycle' Flagged in MA Hospital Financing Disparities

Lobbying efforts by community hospital chain Steward and a labor union take on the Boston-based teaching hospitals. >>>

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. >>>

Big Changes Prep Medical Center for New Financial Realities

Despite the high cost of its EHR conversion, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's CFO says the spending is justified because improving the organization's population health strategy, data collection and sharing capabilities will be critical for successful healthcare delivery in the near future. >>>



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

Deadline days away, White House going all out to hit Obamacare target

CBS News, March 21, 2014

Medicare put on the brink, yet again

CNN Money / Fortune, March 21, 2014

Doctors say Obamacare rule will stick them with unpaid bills

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2014

10 states are critical to administration's efforts to enroll 6 million in new health plans

Kaiser Health News / USA Today, March 20, 2014

This guy knew when Obamacare enrollment would hit 5M before anyone else. Now he's predicting 6.2M

The Washington Post, March 20, 2014

Concerns about cancer centers under health law

The Washington Post, March 19, 2014

Income puts Rutgers University doctors among elite

NorthJersey.com, March 19, 2014

Miami-Dade commission signs off on bonus for Jackson hospital workers

The Miami Herald, March 19, 2014

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

The Atlantic, March 19, 2014

White House tightens health plan's standards after consumers complain

The New York Times, March 17, 2014



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