Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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by RENE LETOURNEAU | 08/05/2015
A value-based healthcare environment requires senior executives to find meaningful ways to increase outpatient market share, strengthen key business lines, improve the organizational ability to take on risk, and bring physicians on board.

by JOHN GEVER, MEDPAGE TODAY | 08/05/2015

New guidance on cleaning comes after reports earlier this year of more than a dozen deaths from infections linked to reprocessed duodenoscopes. Still, the US Food and Drug Administration cautions: "There will always be a risk of infection transmission with devices used internally." From MedPage Today.


by MICHELLE LEPPERT | 08/04/2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule comes with an estimate: One in five hospitals will be penalized with a 1% reduction in MS-DRG payments for all traditional Medicare discharges in FY 2016.


by DOUG DESJARDINS | 08/04/2015

The move signals potential for greater premium increases, cautions California's insurance commissioner.


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