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The Trouble with Hospital Price Transparency

Philip Betbeze

Many hospital and health system leaders acknowledge that if prices were more transparent, they would compare favorably with their peers and be able to attract more patient volume. So why isn't it happening? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Why Is Healthcare Price Transparency So Hard?

Few are making much progress, but a small number of hospital and health system leaders are doing their best to change price opacity. >>>

Hospital CEO Turnover Hits Record High

The churn rate for hospital CEOs fluctuated between 14% and 18% for a decade, but spiked to 20% last year, the American College of Healthcare Executives says. >>>

Hospital Groups Strike Back at Hospital Rating Systems

The Association of American Medical Colleges has issued a list of 25 guidelines to help hospital officials evaluate rating systems that rank hospitals. Hospitals are urged to consider the validity of measures used, and transparency about methodology. >>>

5 Hot Healthcare Ideas from SXSW

The SXSW conference demonstrates that technology and innovation are leading the way in healthcare while regulators struggle to keep up. Everyone is trying to answer one question: "Who provides care, and how?" >>>

EHR Spending Continues, But Jury Still Out on ROI

As healthcare leaders continue to pour money into electronic health record systems, many (but not all) find that their return on investment remains elusive. >>>

Rules to Rein in HIX Narrow Networks Could Drive Away Payers

Healthcare providers have raised alarms over narrow provider networks in the public health insurance exchanges, but Moody's Investors Service says proposed rules to open up the networks could drive health plans to drop out of the new market. >>>

Slideshow: Healthcare Leaders Discuss Population Health Management

As they place a greater emphasis on advancing wellness and managing chronic diseases, healthcare organizations are looking to incorporate population health management principles into their processes. Four healthcare leaders share their successes and challenges. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace With the Pulse of Population Health

This report outlines the strategies healthcare providers are pursuing to grow their cardio service lines while addressing margin pressures. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

Reversing course, the White House protects an Obamacare subsidy from sequester cuts

The Washington Post, March 14, 2014

US doctors push back on latest Republican move on Obamacare

Reuters, March 14, 2014

Insurers may get cost break thanks to rocky ACA rollout

Kaiser Health News, March 14, 2014

Zach Galifianakis is now HealthCare.gov's biggest traffic driver

The Washington Post, March 13, 2014

U of L Hospital officials urge Senate panel not to cut indigent care funding

The Courier-Journal, March 13, 2014

US, citing 'urgent' need, calls on hospitals to improve disaster plans

The New York Times, March 12, 2014

How HCA turned trauma into a money-maker

Tampa Bay Times, March 12, 2014

FL trauma centers charge fees the moment patients come through the door

Tampa Bay Times, March 11, 2014

Cheaper surgery sends Lowe's flying to Cleveland Clinic

Bloomberg, March 10, 2014

Hidden healthcare fees leave patients fuming

Columbus Dispatch / The Miami Herald, March 10, 2014



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