The new law delays both the implementation of the ICD-10 code set and the so-called two-midnight rule, which affects hospital reimbursements. The law also includes critical funding extensions for rural hospitals. >>>
The events leading up to the abrupt closure of a regional hospital in a remote corner of Massachusetts are complicated. But many community hospitals across the country are equally vulnerable, and more will close. >>>
Healthcare payers and providers are bracing for a payment rate cut to Medicare Advantage health plans next year. The 2015 rate is expected to be announced Monday by CMS. >>>
With half of states embracing federally financed Medicaid expansion and the other half slow to follow suit, hospitals are key players in one of the hottest healthcare policy clashes in the country. >>>
Another year-long delay in the deadline for implementation of the ICD-10 medical coding set spells frustration for vendors and providers. "This is bad," says CHIME president and CEO Russ Branzell. >>>
As population health management becomes the norm and new reimbursement models take hold and threaten to erode revenue, the CFO of a large Pennsylvania teaching hospital unveils his plan to improve collections. >>>
Compensation formulas for physician leaders are being recalculated to reward clinical performance over volume metrics. Four healthcare leaders discuss compensation strategy changes their organizations have made to attract, engage, and retain top talent. >>>
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Middletown Patch, April 3, 2014
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