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Baylor Scott & White HealthCare Tackles Massive Rebranding Effort

Marianne Aiello

The merger of two Texas health systems spawns the state's biggest non-profit healthcare organization, a new mission, a new logo—and a "fiscally responsible" rollout of the new brand, says the CEO. >>>

 

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Alexian, Adventist to Create 'JOC' in Chicago

Described as "neither a merger nor an acquisition," the deal between Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Health to form a "joint operating company" is intended to reduce overhead and improve economies of scale as they move toward population health models. >>>

HFMA ANI: Data Key Healthcare System Efficiency, Says Gawande

In order to a have a significant impact on cost, hospitals have to use data to focus on their most complex patients and get at the root cause of their illnesses, said keynote speaker Atul Gawande, MD, at the Healthcare Financial Management Association's ANI conference. >>>

Beware the Reimbursement Gap

If a patient doesn't pay his health insurance premiums, the insurer doesn't have to pay the provider for care rendered during the grace period. That means that up to two months of provider services may not be reimbursed. >>>

Preventable Deaths Report Not Ready for Prime Time

A report identifying scores of potential inpatient complications, meant to alert hospitals to their magnitude and frequency, is getting a tepid reception. It is "an interesting idea, but I don't yet know what it tells me," says one hospital quality expert. >>>

Physicians Rail at Recertification Requirements

Medical doctors are facing revamped board recertification requirements that are "expensive, burdensome, and detract from the care of the patient," says David Fleming, president of the American College of Physicians. >>>

Transitioning to Bundled Payments

Taking a more strategic approach to payer relationships may be the key to surviving new reimbursements models. >>>

Senior Medicare Fraud Patrol Recovers $5.9M

A California beneficiary trained to spot fraud saw something on her Medicare summary notice and said something to her local fraud patrol organization, sparking a multi-year federal investigation and ending in jail time for fraudsters. >>>



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News Headlines

AG deal with Partners Health filed in court: Restricts growth, costs

WBUR, June 25, 2014

MT to notify 1.3 million people of health dept. hacking incident

Star Tribune / Associated Press, June 25, 2014

Parkview to pay $800,000 records fine

The Journal Gazette, June 24, 2014

MA nurses union airs ad that attacks hospital chief executives

The Boston Globe, June 24, 2014

Fletcher Allen Health Care to change its name

Burlington Free Press, June 23, 2014

Ryan Seacrest to open studio at Children's Hospital Colorado

Denver Business Journal, June 23, 2014

Report: Ways and Means subpoenaed in Medicare leak probe

The Hill, June 20, 2014

Consumer group urges hospitals to end mass screenings

USA Today, June 20, 2014

5 states announce prescription-data collaboration

The Columbus Dispatch / Reuters, June 19, 2014

Prosecuters gathering evidence for grand jury in CMS leak case

The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2014



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