The pressure to reduce readmissions and preserve reimbursements will only increase in 2014. Healthcare providers will be especially concerned with curbing hospital-acquired conditions. >>>
Intolerance for diagnostic errors is just one of the top quality issues to watch for in 2014. >>>
With the growth in high-deductible health plans accelerating, "the healthcare business model is starting to turn from wholesale to retail," says the managing director of PwC's Health Research Institute. That means insurers must be ready to offer new products in a different way. >>>
A multi-step approach to hospital discharges redefines them as 'transitions' and is driving down readmission rates at Detroit Medical Center.
To really address readmissions, healthcare leaders must dissect the discharge process and sharpen a hospital-to-home program. >>>
Now that the rules of healthcare delivery have changed so dramatically, we need to be clear about our new relationship. If you thought haggling with insurance companies was rough, just wait until you hear my expectations. >>>
Payers, providers, patients, and the public can now view by medical group practice how consumers score California healthcare providers. The data has been compiled by three non-profit groups including Consumer Reports. >>>
There will be job growth for the next decade, federal economists say, but predicting which jobs hospitals and healthcare systems will be most seeking to fill in the coming year is a bit tougher to pin down. >>>
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