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Latest ICD-10 Delay Re-shuffles the Deck, Irritates Players

Scott Mace

Another year-long delay in the deadline for implementation of the ICD-10 medical coding set spells frustration for vendors and providers. "This is bad," says CHIME president and CEO Russ Branzell. >>>

 

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Senate Passes SGR Fix, Obama Likely to Sign

The vote marks the 17th time that Congress has provided a short-term fix for the formula that sets Medicare pay rates for physicians. Included in the bill are two controversial provisions to delay implementation of the ICD-10 medical coding set and the so-called two-midnights rule. >>>

WellPoint CEO: Healthcare Revolution Under Way

Joe Swedish says a revolution in healthcare is heating up and it will be dependent on a rapidly evolving tech landscape through big data, social networks, and personal connectivity. >>>

As HIX Enrollment Closes, Analysis Begins

After the enrollment deadline passes, private insurance carriers operating on the public exchanges must move quickly; they have only two months to file proposed premium rates and product designs for 2015. >>>

Closer Payer/Provider Relationships Inevitable, but Evolutionary

After decades of business interactions that have ranged from politely cooperative to openly hostile, healthcare payers and providers appear destined for peaceful coexistence. >>>

6 Ways YouTube Connects With Patients

Even providers with small marketing budgets can implement YouTube strategies that resonate with patients in meaningful ways. >>>

Slideshow: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace with the Pulse of Population Health

Operating margins for cardiovascular specialties remain strong, but many leaders anticipate changes and challenges to their revenue streams that could mean bottom-line pressure. >>>



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News Headlines

Healthcare.gov stumbles twice on deadline day

The Washington Post, April 1, 2014

Obama predicts enrollment 'close' to 7 million

The Hill, April 1, 2014

ICD-10: Painful to implement, painful to delay

InformationWeek, April 1, 2014

Hospitals get slow start on stage 2 of Meaningful Use program

Bloomberg BNA, April 1, 2014

A hospital door handle that sanitizes hands with a touch

Wired, April 1, 2014

Faulty state Obamacare exchanges weigh joining Healthcare.gov

Reuters, March 28, 2014

Agencies see big data as cure for healthcare ills

InformationWeek, March 28, 2014

ACOs will push hospitals beyond the EHR

MobiHealthNews, March 28, 2014

Growing beyond yesterday's population health management

InformationWeek, March 27, 2014

L.A. hospital doctors practice communication skills in 'operating room of the future'

Star Tribune / Associated Press, March 26, 2014



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