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