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WellPoint CEO: Healthcare Revolution Under Way

Philip Betbeze

Joe Swedish says a revolution in healthcare is heating up and it will be dependent on a rapidly evolving tech landscape through big data, social networks, and personal connectivity. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

House SGR Patch Bill Puts ICD-10, Two-Midnights Rule on Hold

The Senate must take up the bill by Monday, the day the SGR deadline expires, to avoid the mandatory and perennially delayed cuts to Medicare payments to physicians. The bill, which passed the House Thursday, includes two controversial provisions. >>>

Despite Challenging Payer Mix, Montefiore Grows

The chief financial officer at Montefiore Health System in the Bronx explains how the organization has managed to stay in the black, generate modest operating margins, and even reinvest in itself while serving a largely poor patient population. >>>

Integrating the Health System Revenue Cycle

As healthcare CFOs work to protect the fiscal strength of their organizations, they are increasingly aware of the need to engage clinicians from across the continuum of care in the revenue cycle process. >>>

Proposed Review of 340B Drug Discounts Irks Hospitals

Contending that hospitals taking advantage of mandated lower drug prices should be held accountable for the levels of charity care they provide, a group funded by the pharmaceutical industry is getting pushback from two major hospital associations. >>>

Proposed HIX Rules Would Alter PPACA

As the inaugural open enrollment period for the new individual health coverage exchanges comes to a close, CMS officials are proposing several changes and additions to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that HIX hold and grow. >>>

Closer Payer/Provider Relationships Inevitable, but Evolutionary

After decades of business interactions that have ranged from politely cooperative to openly hostile, healthcare payers and providers appear destined for peaceful coexistence. >>>

Slideshow: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace with the Pulse of Population Health

Operating margins for cardiovascular specialties remain strong, but many leaders anticipate changes and challenges to their revenue streams that could mean bottom-line pressure. >>>



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

Why the Medicare 'doc fix' vote caught the House by surprise

CBS News, March 28, 2014

More than 6 million people have signed up for Obamacare

Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2014

Faulty state Obamacare exchanges weigh joining Healthcare.gov

Reuters, March 28, 2014

Hospitals chart ways to boost care, funding under ACA

USA Today, March 28, 2014

MO hospitals cut positions, new construction

St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Associated Press, March 27, 2014

Mayo Clinic aims for more Pentagon funding

Star Tribune, March 27, 2014

MA hospital to close on 3 days' notice; 500 jobs lost

The Boston Globe, March 26, 2014

Consumer, labor groups slam NJ Health Department for lax hospital oversight

The Star-Ledger, March 26, 2014

Duke LifePoint acquires PA hospital system

Triangle Business Journal, March 25, 2014

Hospitals elevate patient satisfaction to the C-Suite

InformationWeek, March 25, 2014



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