The new law delays both the implementation of the ICD-10 code set and the so-called two-midnights rule, which affects hospital reimbursements. The law also includes critical funding extensions for rural hospitals. >>>
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. >>>
The events leading up to the abrupt closure of a regional hospital in a remote corner of Massachusetts are complicated. But many community hospitals across the country are equally vulnerable, and more will close. >>>
Reduced inpatient admissions and readmissions are having a corresponding effect on hospital and health system revenues, with question marks over reimbursements. Hospitals are bracing for impact. >>>
A new measure of healthcare efficiency, Medicare spending per beneficiary, is another pain point for healthcare leaders, but it aims to incentivize higher-quality, less-costly care. >>>
As tensions between employed physicians and their hospital bosses ratchet up, HR professionals need to draft a strategy for either blocking or accepting the likely event that doctors will organize into labor unions. >>>
Telehealth is gaining acceptance and momentum among providers and patients. It's even got friends in Washington working to change regulations that govern technology to treat patients remotely. Marketing needs to keep pace. >>>
Reuters, April 3, 2014
Kaiser Health News, April 3, 2014
Middletown Patch, April 3, 2014
Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, April 2, 2014
The Baltimore Sun, April 2, 2014
InformationWeek, April 2, 2014
Time, April 1, 2014
ABC News, March 31, 2014
The New York Times, March 28, 2014
USA Today, March 28, 2014
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