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Physicians Lead Most, Best ACOs

Jacqueline Fellows

The transition to value-based healthcare requires strong physician leaders. Physician engagement is the most critical factor for ACO success. But financing and working across the care continuum are challenges for physician-led ACOs. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

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. >>>

Tenet Opens Population Health Campus

Resolute Health Hospital is a test lab for population health that links all providers in Tenet Healthcare's network and the hospital on a single EMR to coordinate care. >>>

Take Advantage of ICD-10 Delay

It's not too soon to start coordinating with referral partners, planning for the increased workload that will come with ICD-10, and making sure that provisions for dual coding are in place. >>>

Transitioning to Bundled Payments

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

Wellpoint Gives Voice to Physician Leaders

A social media initiative gives future physician leaders a platform from which to share their ideas on healthcare in an effort to boost debate and engagement within and beyond the medical community. >>>

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. >>>

Prescription for Aging Clinicians

Assessing aging physicians and other clinicians for professional competency can help them transition to more suitable roles and allows employers to preserve working relationships with valued workers. >>>



News Headlines

Shortage of saline solution has hospitals on edge

Kaiser Health News / KQED, June 26, 2014

Free the data: Goals for meaningful use stage 3

InformationWeek, June 26, 2014

Penalizing hospitals for being unsafe: Why adverse events are a big problem

Kaiser Health News, June 26, 2014

Hospital networks are leaking data, leaving critical devices vulnerable

Wired, June 26, 2014

House, Senate begin compromise talks on vets healthcare bill

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, June 25, 2014

Hospital employee alleges ongoing cover-up at Phoenix VA hospital

Star Tribune / Associated Press, June 25, 2014

VT to assess insurer reimbursements to independent physicians

Brattleboro Reformer, June 25, 2014

Ryan Seacrest to open studio at Children's Hospital Colorado

Denver Business Journal, June 23, 2014

Opinion: How to deal with doctors who get drunk and high on the job

Time, June 20, 2014

Consumer group urges hospitals to end mass screenings

USA Today, June 20, 2014



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