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Healthcare Pricing Transparency is Going to Sting

Philip Betbeze

So far largely unseen and unfelt, the effects of making provider pricing data public are about to impact hospitals and health systems in a big way. I'm not going to lie to you—it's going to hurt. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How Hospitals Are Reinventing Themselves

Inpatient care is still a bedrock of almost all health systems, but its role in the care continuum is changing dramatically. >>>

Datapalooza: CMS Unveils More Hospital Pay Data

Data made public by CMS includes information comparing the average hospital charges in 2012 for the 100 most common Medicare inpatient stays at more than 3,000 hospitals. >>>

VA Hospital Fiasco a Harbinger on Nation's Physician Shortage

The big problem at the VA is that it's competing for doctors with every hospital in the country, physician practices, insurance companies, urgent care centers, retail clinics, and community health centers. >>>

Pioneer ACO Program Ripe for Improvement, Providers Say

As Medicare officials mull new rules and a second round of participant recruitment for the Pioneer ACO program, healthcare providers are quick to point out how the gainsharing model can be improved. >>>

Cancer Hospitals Study Yields 'Confusing' Findings

Researchers investigating outcomes at accredited and non-accredited cancer hospitals arrive at "murky" conclusions, which may indicate problems with the way the quality of care is measured. >>>

Chief Experience Officer as Head Rule Breaker

A hospital's CXO is often the one person who can coordinate cooperation among departments to ensure patient experience problems get resolved before they impact HCAHPS scores, which can affect reimbursement. >>>

Partnering for Better Population Health Management

Hospital and health system leaders know the reimbursement transformation is coming—even if it hasn't reached them yet—and they are beginning to form alliances with regional providers to find strength in numbers. >>>

4 in 10 Healthcare Execs Dissatisfied with EHRs

Spending on electronic health records systems by hospitals and health systems continues to rise, as enthusiasm for them wanes among senior healthcare executives, survey results show. >>>



Intelligence Report

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News Headlines

Compromise reached on Veterans healthcare legislation

The Times-Picayune, June 6, 2014

Senate confirms Sylvia Mathews Burwell as new secretary of HHS

The Washington Post, June 6, 2014

Administration overhauls federal healthcare website

The Wall Street Journal, June 6, 2014

US says 2.2 million Obamacare enrollees have data problems

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, June 5, 2014

CBO throws in the towel on scoring Obamacare

The Hill, June 5, 2014

Health plans had big premium hikes before Obamacare

CNBC, June 5, 2014

UnitedHealth raises dividend by 34%

Boston.com / Associated Press, June 5, 2014

Feds overpaid $70B to Medicare Advantage

The Hill, June 4, 2014

Obama said to weigh Cleveland Clinic chief for VA post

Bloomberg, June 4, 2014

GAO report finds self-referring doctors may be driving up healthcare costs

The Hill, June 3, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Presidents, CEOs, and the New Leadership Model

Some hospital CEOs, used to captaining their own ship, are finding that healthcare reform means there are fewer opportunities to run things as they see fit. Maybe that's a good thing. >>>

 

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Transitions of Care Go Digital



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