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MU Slides into Summer of Discontent

Scott Mace

If the top dog in the EHR food chain is feeling like he is dragging regulatory chains around, then we have a technology modernization program that is, at best, troubled, and at worst, in crisis. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Fees Lurk in Health Plans' Shift to e-Payments

Healthcare providers stand to benefit in several ways from the switch from paper-based payment to electronic payment, but not all e-payment models are created equal. >>>

4 Hot Healthcare Exec Titles; 1 Not

Healthcare hiring trends favor physician leaders with clinical knowledge and an aptitude for strategy, rather than only business school smarts. >>>

Critical Times for Small and Rural Hospitals

For healthcare facilities that serve an important niche, such as critical access hospitals, a variety of pressures are changing the way they do business. >>>

2015 OPPS Proposed Rule Detailed

The 2015 outpatient prospective payment proposed rule from CMS contains refinements to the previously introduced comprehensive ambulatory payment classification policy, significant packaging of ancillary services, and a change for inpatient certification requirements. >>>

Payer-Provider Data Integration Not Without Pitfalls

Combining payers' claims data with providers' clinical data is an essential element of revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare. But there will be unintended and unfavorable consequences, says one data expert. >>>

Beaumont Health Clears Key Hurdles in Latest Merger Try

A year after proposed merger talks with Henry Ford Health System collapsed, Beaumont Health System agrees to combine operations with two other Detroit-area providers. >>>



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Webcast: Hospitals Developing Health Plans—Key Steps to Becoming a Provider-Payer

Date: July 16, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Health plan leaders from North Shore-LIJ and Sanford Health outline the strategic transition from provider to payer, and new opportunities for controlling costs, managing risk, and maximizing reimbursements. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Obamacare's next threat: A September surprise

Politico, July 8, 2014

The giant problem American healthcare ignores

Vox, July 8, 2014

Allegheny Health Network, Johns Hopkins ink cancer deal

Pittsburgh Business Times, July 8, 2014

Triangle (NC) hospitals go Epic with multimillion-dollar software

News & Observer, July 7, 2014

Opinion: Google co-founders to healthcare—We're just not that into you

Forbes, July 7, 2014

Drive-thru healthcare: How McDonald's inspired an urgent care gold rush

Forbes, July 7, 2014

Good Shepherd Hospital's $247 million makeover begins

Daily Herald, July 7, 2014

Inspector General reports find problems with Obamacare eligibility

The Hill, July 2, 2014

Opinion: Healthcare data analytics gone wrong

InformationWeek, July 2, 2014

NIH creates network to tackle mysterious diseases

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, July 2, 2014



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New Goals, New Alliances

The historically adversarial relationship between providers and payers is shifting toward cautious cooperation as both sides recognize that they must implement structural and strategic changes to ensure their mutual survival. >>>

 

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