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Why Rural EDs Are Struggling to Survive
A statistical brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shines a light on just how wide the gap is...
Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
Some MA hospitals back price curbs
Support is building among some Massachusetts hospitals for temporary government limits on healthcare prices, a...
West Penn Hospital would have closed without Highmark deal
Without its acquisition by Highmark Inc., West Penn Allegheny Health System would have been forced to shutter West...
In CO, a tale of two hospitals
Aspen Valley Hospital will give its employees an average pay increase of 2.4% this month, while the Vail Valley...
VT may build new state hospital
Gov. Peter Shumlin is considering going in a new direction than his predecessor regarding the future of the Vermont...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
Blue Shield of CA seeks rate hikes of up to 59% for individuals
Another big California health insurer has stunned individual policyholders with huge rate increases---this time it's...
Harvard Pilgrim seeks ’global payments’
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will move towards “global payment” contracts with hospitals and doctors, CEO...
Private surgery centers compete with Metro Detroit hospitals
Doctor-owned surgery centers have begun to pop up across Metro Detroit and Michigan as advances in medical technology...
Under IRS Scrutiny: Ensuring Compliant Hospital-Physician Compensation Plans
Effective governance and strong management are both necessary for the continued viability and competitive positioning...
Manage Revenue Integrity and Audit Activity
During this 90-minue audio conference, our speakers will explain how to work across departments and build a strong...
PEPPER for Critical Access Hospitals: Identify Your Audit Risk
During this 90-mintue audio conference, our speakers will explain PEPPER and tell you how to use your report to...
Transform Your ED into a Profit Center
As the major source of admissions, your ED is poised to be a serious revenue driver, or drain. Get in-the-trenches...
IRS Nonprofit Scrutiny: Protect Your Tax-Exempt Status
With the community health needs assessment now a factor in healthcare organizations’ tax-exempt status, the pressure is...
Winning With Value-Based Purchasing
Accountability for the cost of care has become very real with the arrival of value-based purchasing (VBP). VBP brings...
2014 IPPS Final Rule Explained
The sheer volume of new payment and quality information, along with new patient status proposals that will be in the...
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