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. >>>
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. >>>
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. >>>
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. >>>
Kaleida Health is readying for revenue cycle uncertainty through predictive modeling, reallocated staff, and an emphasis on clinical documentation. But the impact of HIX remains unclear. >>>
Healthcare spending in 2012 grew more slowly than the growth of the overall economy, says CMS. While the Obama administration was quick to credit the healthcare reform law, federal actuaries cite other factors—chiefly the economic recession. >>>
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