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Q&A: Texas Health Resources Incoming CEO Talks Strategy

Philip Betbeze

After 28 years serving THR in various capacities, most recently as COO, Barclay Berdan says he's ready to take on the strategic challenges of leading the 25-hospital health system. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

3 Management Lessons from a Supermarket Debacle

Nurse leaders and other hospital and health system executives can take several lessons from a regional grocery chain's unusual and unresolved management nightmare. >>>

Senators Hear How Two-Midnight Rule Harms Patients, Hospitals

The financial impact of observation status has become a flashpoint for hospitals and seniors and is the focus of a hearing before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. >>>

CA Fines 8 Hospitals for Medical Errors

In the latest round of medical errors leading to fines in California hospitals, the state has levied financial penalties totaling $775,000 for placing 10 patients in immediate jeopardy of serious injury or death. >>>

CMS Confirms ICD-10 Deadline

October 1st, 2015, is the deadline for healthcare providers to implement the twice-delayed ICD-10 code set, federal officials confirm. >>>

Centralizing the Revenue Cycle Protects the Bottom Line

A multi-hospital system in Illinois aims to reduce claims denials through a standardized, detailed pre-authorization process and the use of data analytics tools in its new revenue center. >>>

Medicare Advantage Carriers See 'No Choice' But to Accept Cuts

With Medicare programs taking a $300 billion hit to help fund value-based healthcare reforms under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicare Advantage health plans are feeling the pinch. >>>

Hospitals Likely to Outsource ICD-10 at Launch

Nearly half of hospitals surveyed say they expect to outsource coding work and one hospital in five is already using outside resources for this purpose, a market research firm reports. >>>



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News Headlines

Next Obamacare enrollment period faces bumps

Reuters, August 1, 2014

High court asked to rule on Obamacare subsidies

The Hill, August 1, 2014

6 states, DC extending Medicaid pay raise next year to primary care doctors

Kaiser Health News, August 1, 2014

Maybe there's not a doctor shortage, after all

Vox, August 1, 2014

Obamacare dividends pile up for hospitals as patients pay

Bloomberg, July 31, 2014

House approves bill overhauling VA healthcare

CBS News, July 31, 2014

Poor planning and oversight led to Healthcare.gov flaws, GAO finds

The Washington Post, July 31, 2014

Appeals court rejects constitutional challenge to Obamacare

Los Angeles Times, July 30, 2014

Almost no one wants the Obamacare employer mandate now: Here's why

Los Angeles Times, July 30, 2014

Geisinger CEO to resign in 2015

The Times-Tribune, July 30, 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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