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Patient Engagement Tips from CHI

Jacqueline Fellows

Four years into an ACO pilot program, physicians at Catholic Health Initiatives are easing into a new era of healthcare that requires more care coordination. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

The Hospital of the Future is Not a Hospital

Pursuing expensive inpatient volume in the traditional sense is a strategic dead end. Any new construction undertaken by hospitals and health systems should be based on adaptability, patient flow, and efficiency gains—not bed count. >>>

VA Hospital Fiasco a Harbinger on Nation's Physician Shortage

The big problem at the VA is that it's competing for doctors with every hospital in the country, physician practices, insurance companies, urgent care centers, retail clinics, and community health centers. >>>

Pioneer ACO Program Ripe for Improvement, Providers Say

As Medicare officials mull new rules and a second round of participant recruitment for the Pioneer ACO program, healthcare providers are quick to point out how the gainsharing model can be improved. >>>

Medicare Overpaid Physicians $6.7B For Miscoded Claims

An examination of medical claims records by federal officials finds that more than half of doctors' claims for patient evaluations and related services had incorrect codes or lacked the necessary documentation. >>>

Partnering for Better Population Health Management

Hospital and health system leaders know the reimbursement transformation is coming—even if it hasn't reached them yet—and they are beginning to form alliances with regional providers to find strength in numbers. >>>

Cancer Hospitals Study Yields 'Confusing' Findings

Researchers investigating outcomes at accredited and non-accredited cancer hospitals arrive at "murky" conclusions, which may indicate problems with the way the quality of care is measured. >>>

Datapalooza: CMS Unveils More Hospital Pay Data

Data made public by CMS includes information comparing the average hospital charges in 2012 for the 100 most common Medicare inpatient stays at more than 3,000 hospitals. >>>

Strategies for ED Psych Patients

New models of collaboration (even among competitors) are producing shorter boarding times and fewer instances of aggressive behavior in the emergency department. >>>



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News Headlines

Doctors hesitate to ask heart patients about end-of-life plans

NPR, June 5, 2014

Single dose of antibiotic found effective in quelling MRSA

The New York Times, June 5, 2014

Opinion: Want better healthcare? Have doctors make house calls

Los Angeles Times, June 5, 2014

Obama said to weigh Cleveland Clinic chief for VA post

Bloomberg, June 4, 2014

Drug diversion in hospitals exposes patients to infection

CBS News, June 4, 2014

L.A. doctor charged with $33 million Medicare fraud

CBS Los Angeles / Associated Press, June 4, 2014

Survey: Patients prefer doctors who offer email communication

MobiHealthNews, June 4, 2014

GAO report finds self-referring doctors may be driving up healthcare costs

The Hill, June 3, 2014

Doctors may get paid for end-of-life planning

USA Today / Stateline, June 3, 2014

In rural ME, dearth of doctors is a growing crisis

Portland Press Herald, June 2, 2014



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Presidents, CEOs, and the New Leadership Model

Some hospital CEOs, used to captaining their own ship, are finding that healthcare reform means there are fewer opportunities to run things as they see fit. Maybe that's a good thing. >>>

 

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