Friday, February 5, 2016

  • Defined benefit plans at health systems all over the country are floundering under the combined weight of rising premiums, low interest rates, and an updated lifespan forecast from the Society of Actuaries.

  • The collapse of a dozen health insurance co-ops and UnitedHealth's potential withdrawal will not be a major blow to the exchanges because none has been a big player in this market, research suggests.
  • The CNIO of Carolinas HealthCare System talks about the benefits of clinical documentation optimization, the challenges of change management, and the importance of leveraging technology to raise job satisfaction among RNs.

  • This HealthLeaders Media report outlines the top challenges providers are facing in the transition to value-based care. The transition to value-based care is significant both for the magnitude of the task and for healthcare leaders' reluctance to make a full commitment to change, the results of our annual industry survey suggest.
  • Top nurse executives gathered for the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CNO Exchange, held at the Omni Barton Creek Resort in Austin, TX, to discuss changing nursing roles and care models, and to share details on what has worked at their organizations.

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by JOHN COMMINS | 02/05/2016

The first steps are to define what population health means to safety net hospitals. Any national strategy toward population health would likely be more nuanced than a purely medical initiative to tackle a particular disease.


by STEVEN ANDREWS | 02/05/2016

The American Hospital Association is highly critical of CMS's decision to reduce IPPS payments as a result of implementing the two-midnight rule, with the organization seeking more information on the cut.


by STEVEN ANDREWS | 02/05/2016

Beyond productivity, 20% of survey respondents said revenue disruption was their top concern. However, 60% of organizations did not see any impact on monthly revenue following the transition.


by GREGORY A. FREEMAN | 02/04/2016

Defined benefit plans at health systems all over the country are floundering under the combined weight of rising premiums, low interest rates, and an updated lifespan forecast from the Society of Actuaries.


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