Taking a more strategic approach to payer relationships may be the key to surviving new reimbursements models. >>>
If a patient doesn't pay his health insurance premiums, the insurer doesn't have to pay the provider for care rendered during the grace period. That means that up to two months of provider services may not be reimbursed. >>>
Described as "neither a merger nor an acquisition," the deal between Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Health to form a "joint operating company" is intended to reduce overhead and improve economies of scale as they move toward population health models. >>>
The transition to value-based healthcare requires strong physician leaders. Physician engagement is the most critical factor for ACO success. But financing and working across the care continuum are challenges for physician-led ACOs. >>>
Even though reimbursements remain heavily tilted to fee-for-service, healthcare organizations are making big mistakes if they aren't marrying clinical and financial metrics and engaging in data analytics, says HFMA's president. >>>
Resolute Health Hospital is a test lab for population health that links all providers in Tenet Healthcare's network and the hospital on a single EMR to coordinate care. >>>
It's not too soon to start coordinating with referral partners, planning for the increased workload that will come with ICD-10, and making sure that provisions for dual coding are in place. >>>
A social media initiative gives future physician leaders a platform from which to share their ideas on healthcare in an effort to boost debate and engagement within and beyond the medical community. >>>
HealthLeaders Media recently joined with four executives for an in-depth conversation on the trends that are driving acquisitions and the steps that are needed to ensure successful integration once the transaction is complete.
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