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Don't Overlook Fraud in EHRs, OIG Cautions CMS

Jacqueline Fellows

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have eagerly pushed EHRs onto healthcare providers without adequately addressing the risk of fraud, says a report from the Office of Inspector General. >>>

 

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Top Quality Issues for 2014, Part 1

The pressure to reduce readmissions and preserve reimbursements will only increase in 2014. Healthcare providers will be especially concerned with curbing hospital-acquired conditions. >>>

Top Quality Issues for 2014, Part 2

Intolerance for diagnostic errors is just one of the top quality issues to watch for in 2014. >>>

Retail Medicine a Big Shift for 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. >>>

Fresh Take on Hospital Discharges Cuts Readmissions

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. >>>

A Letter to Healthcare Providers from a Consumer

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. >>>

NFP Groups Release CA Patient Experience Rankings

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. >>>

Healthcare Jobs Forecast Tricky

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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News Headlines

Feds, NY AG sue Novartis over Rx kickback scheme allegations

Star Tribune / Associated Press, January 9, 2014

HMA holders approve sale to CHS

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 9, 2014

Outpatient surgery center plans overnight stays

Washington Business Journal, January 9, 2014

Who defines 'medical necessity'?

The Atlantic, January 9, 2014

Hospitals overcharging patients, nurses' union says

ABC News, January 8, 2014

Tampa Bay doctor to pay $400,000 to settle Medicare fraud case

Tampa Bay Times, January 8, 2014

364 hospitals have high rates of overall readmissions, new Medicare data show

Kaiser Health News, January 7, 2014

Could malpractice reform save the US healthcare system?

PBS Newshour, January 7, 2014

Will Obamacare swamp minority physicians with patients?

Cincinnati.com, January 7, 2014

When doctors 'Google' their patients

The New York Times, January 7, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a dfference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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