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  February 9, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

5010 Logjam Means No Pay for Physicians

Joe Cantlupe

Physicians are flooding their advocacy groups with complaints about cash flow problems as they seek deadline delays for mandatory transition toward HIPAA 5010 electronic transactions. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Getting to the Heart of Cardiology Alignment

Healthcare leaders are considering prospects for new payment systems and for value-based efficiencies. One physician alignment model is an integrated plan, such as a professional services agreement in which a hospital or health system operates a physician clinic and contracts with an independent group to provide professional services. >>>

Keeping Readmission Rates Low with Treatment Guidelines

Hospitals are developing treatment guidelines with the aim of reducing readmissions. At one facility, guidelines are both diagnosis-based and procedure-based, and are created by an interdisciplinary team with a physician champion. >>>

Emergency Surgery Needs Distinct Code Registry, Researchers Say

Oversight of emergency surgery might work better if it operated a lot more like how the national and regional trauma systems function, with their own separate patient registries, surgical researchers suggest. >>>

Don't Give Up on Dead Claims

Denials can wreck a provider’s revenue stream, but physician practices often give up on payment too soon, says an attorney. "Providers have a lot more leverage than they realize," he says. >>>



Impact Analysis Report

 

Value-Based Purchasing: Facing the HCAHPS Hurdle

New research finds that 25% of organizations have not yet begun preparing for VBP. Get additional data in this final report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, with analysis and insight from leaders at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Hackensack University Medical Center, Piedmont Healthcare, Griffin Hospital, and Sharp Healthcare. >>>



News Headlines

UnitedHealth revamps fees

Reuters, February 9, 2012

Parkland Keeping Consultant's Analysis Under Wraps

HealthLeaders Media, February 9, 2012

Some physicians not always honest with patients

Health Affairs Blog, February 9, 2012

Doctor discipline: MN fails to offer full disclosure

Star Tribune, February 8, 2012

Rethinking hospital readmissions

Marketplace / American Public Media, February 8, 2012

Why do cardiologists often pass up safe, low-tech treatments for chest pain?

The Washington Post, February 7, 2012

NY eyes tough reporting system for dispensing of prescription drugs

Buffalo News, February 6, 2012

Penn Cancer Center, in lawsuit, says a doctor appropriated a discovery

The New York Times, February 6, 2012

Healthcare Continues Strong Job Growth

HealthLeaders Media, February 6, 2012

Hospital HCAHPS Scores Beat Expectations

HealthLeaders Media, February 3, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Outpatient Care Expansion Comes Under Scrutiny

Even the most ardent proponents of outpatient care say its pace of growth may slow, depending on a community's need for integrated care and specific demand for multidisciplinary approaches. >>>

 

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