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CT Physicians, UnitedHealth Head to Mediation

Jacqueline Fellows

UnitedHealthcare is headed to federal court-ordered arbitration with two doctors groups in Connecticut over the insurer's decision to drop some physicians from its Medicare Advantage network. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Will Physicians Be Dropped From Managed Care Networks?

Insurers are dropping thousands of physicians from their managed care networks. For the physicians allowed to stay, reimbursement rates may be cut so much that they will wonder whether being dropped was the better outcome. >>>

Hospital's 'No-Wait' Culture Slashes Costs

Medical equipment tagging is saving a New York hospital hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Its savings on patient tagging will be known soon. Next? The COO is considering employee tagging, to monitor hand washing and reduce infection rates. >>>

Miami Children's Hospital Cuts Chargemaster Rates by 30%

To make up for lost revenue, the CFO of Miami Children's Hospital says he is renegotiating price rates with health plans such as Blue Cross, Humana, and UnitedHealth. >>>

Telemedicine Emerging as Rural ICU Solution

While the high startup costs associated with telemedicine programs have presented a barrier to many rural hospitals, data suggests they contribute to lower costs and lower mortality rates >>>

Tailoring Cardiac Care for Women

Developing heart centers that specialize in women's cardiology care is of growing importance, not only for women's health, but for hospitals seeking improved economic returns. >>>

3 Ways to Make Your Hospital a Great Place to Work

Has your organization resolved to be a better place to work in 2014? Good for you. Now what's your strategy? >>>

HL20: Larry Rhodes, MD—Passion for Healthcare in the Mountain State

Trained in gritty urban centers, Larry Rhodes, MD, is working to expand pediatric care and bolster telemedicine programs in his home state through his leadership role at West Virginia University's School of Medicine and his volunteer activities. >>>



Industry Survey 2014

Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

The next 12 months may be the most transformative in the history of the healthcare industry. This report provides timely insights from our Intelligence Unit and top industry executives into the evolving attitudes of healthcare leaders—and the clinical, financial, and alignment moves they’re making today to successfully negotiate the coming shift from volume to value. Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

Jackson hospital reaches deal with unions to restore workers' pay

The Miami Herald, January 23, 2014

Community Health gets US OK to buy HMA

Reuters, January 23, 2014

Physician EHR adoption leaps 21% in 2013

InformationWeek, January 23, 2014

Boston Medical Center is ahead of the curve on alarm fatigue

Boston Magazine, January 23, 2014

Anthem exec: Data-sharing will trump hospital mergers

Milwaukee Business Journal, January 22, 2014

Opinion: Doctors and hospitals posing as charity cases? It's nauseating

Los Angeles Times, January 22, 2014

Why aren't doctors more tech-savvy?

The Atlantic, January 22, 2014

Doctors' dress code aims to halt nasty germs

NBC News, January 21, 2014

Nonprofit clinic offers 'bridges of health' to Philadelphia's illegal immigrants

The New York Times, January 21, 2014

Patients' costs skyrocket; Specialists' incomes soar

The New York Times, January 20, 2014



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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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