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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Medicare Advantage Overpayments May Top $3B

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 31, 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services overpaid Medicare Advantage plans between $1.2 billion and $3.1 billion in 2010, and likely overpaid even more in 2011, analysis released by the Government Accountability Office shows.

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Disclosure Report Could Reveal HIPAA Breaches

By: Greg Freeman, January 31, 2012

A proposed rule would give patients the right to get a report on who has electronically accessed their protected health information. Some legal experts worry this could pose problems for healthcare providers.

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Unlikely Pairings Ahead for 2012 Healthcare M&A

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, January 30, 2012

Merger and acquisition activity will continue in 2012, but some of the pairings could be unlikely. Look for geographic focus, hospital acquisitions of physician practices, and other targeted strategic deals.

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LHA Launches Statewide Employee Wellness Campaign

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 30, 2012

The CEO of the Louisiana Hospital Association wants healthcare workers to be role models in an effort to get residents of the fifth-fattest state to take personal responsibility for improving and maintaining their health.

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Book: Oncology—Strategies for Superior Service Line Performance

By: January 18, 2012

The evolution of the oncology payment model and pressure to provide more patient-centered care are leading healthcare organizations to transform the oncology care model. Gain realistic strategies and business guidance from oncology leaders to develop the structures and processes for oncology service line success in the future.


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Rounds On-Demand: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

By: January 18, 2012

Reaching the vision of patient-centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. View a special, complimentary Rounds hosted by St. Joseph Health System and sponsored by RelayHealth.

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