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Researchers Link ICD-10 Shift to Financial Losses

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 17, 2014

The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding led to significant information loss at one oncology clinic, says the lead author of a University of Illinois at Chicago study. Researchers found that 39 ICD-9-CM codes with information loss accounted for 2.9% of total Medicaid reimbursements and 5.3% of the organization's billing charges.

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Two-Midnights Rule Spells Grim Financial Forecast for Hospitals

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, March 17, 2014

Hospitals will take a financial hit this year as a result of the new federal rule that cuts the Medicare payment rate for most patient stays that span less than two midnights, Moody's predicts.

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House Passes SGR Fix, Senate Says It's DOA

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2014

Reacting to the vote, Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, president of the American Medical Association, said she was disappointed to see the legislation mired in "partisan politics."

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The Trouble with Hospital Price Transparency

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2014

Many hospital and health system leaders acknowledge that if prices were more transparent, they would compare favorably with their peers and be able to attract more patient volume. So why isn't it happening?

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Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

By: January 16, 2014

This award-winning survey shows how organizations are managing the shift from volume to value, including new and proven tactics to support collaborative care.

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