Once the stuff of health policy journals, hospital rankings based on public data are easily accessible to providers, payers, and patients. Therein lies the problem. >>>
The Department of Health and Human Services "expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA-covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015." >>>
The two-midnight rule is arbitrary, hurts healthcare providers, and creates unintended consequences for patients, say many healthcare leaders. A new lawsuit from the AHA aims to repeal the rule. >>>
Spurred by new laws and policies that permit online teleconsultations, both payers and providers are exploring ways to enable patients' access to care in ways that also meet growing industry demands. >>>
The focus of Medicare's Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rules is squarely on achieving reductions in hospital-acquired conditions and hospital readmissions, and on value-based purchasing. >>>
As model payment for healthcare services moves from fee-for-service to a system based on value, the health insurer Cigna is putting an emphasis on colon cancer prevention measures. >>>
A report setting principles and recommendations for achieving greater price transparency in US healthcare suggests the task will require cooperation between healthcare providers, payers, and employers. >>>
The contemporary primary care practice is at the crossroads of healthcare reform efforts. As the focus of reform shifts to prevention, care of chronic illness, and population health, the primary care physician will play a pivotal role. >>>
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