Under a program outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, community-based organizations stand to receive federal funds to do in outpatient settings certain tasks that hospitals don't and can't—to help patients self-manage their care for 30 days post-discharge. >>>
Two provisions of the healthcare reform law will affect the way hospitals receive payment for care provided to Medicare patients. For some struggling hospitals, the change represents a significant financial chunk. >>>
The CEO of a Kansas health center touts his board-approved progressive plan to give doctors flexibility and control over an eight-week paid time off policy. After comparing the total cost of coverage to paying locums' rates, he says, "We just can't afford not to do this." >>>
Though preliminary results indicate health information exchanges can help healthcare organizations save money, there's still reluctance by some to share data. To realize the cost benefits, healthcare leaders must make a clinical and financial leap of faith and work with their competitors. >>>
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has once again corrected more improper payments than in the previous quarter, this time to the tune of $701.3 million. >>>
Under diagnosis-related group 312, providers in Ohio and Kentucky could potentially have their records requested by Medicare recovery audit contractors for a complex medical review. The CIGNA Government Services error rate for DRG 312 is 80 percent. >>>
As insurers seek ways to control the price point at the entry level of the healthcare system, health plans such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Pittsburgh are turning to developing urgent care center networks. >>>
The secret to successfully using business intelligence in a healthcare enterprise is to not only distribute the data to top leadership, but to all those in the organization with a need to know. >>>
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