Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • Widespread provider-payer integration appears inevitable, but health systems, hospitals, and physician groups face a years-long learning curve.

  • The fact that nine out of 10 emergency physicians admit to ordering medically unnecessary tests indicates that existing protocols and safeguards to prevent overuse clearly aren't working, survey results suggests.
  • Leaders must first acknowledge that their organization is at risk, and then devise and implement programs to address staff who steal pharmaceuticals.

  • An appellate court ruling is a setback for federal officials in their effort to award a new round of contracts for Medicare's Recovery Audit Program.

  • The proposed rule aims "to create more transparency on cost and quality information, bring electronic health information to inform care and decision making, and support population health," says HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.

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by JOHN COMMINS | 03/31/2015
A 14-day processing delay window imposed by CMS means that when the Senate reconvenes on April 13, it will have one day to debate the 'doc fix' bill before voting on it.

by CHRISTOPHER CHENEY | 03/31/2015

Medicare's standard for delineating outpatient vs. inpatient status at hospitals won't be in full force until the end of September if a bill to repeal the sustainable growth rate formula is passed next month.


by CHRISTOPHER CHENEY | 03/31/2015

Nearly two dozen revenue cycle executives, invited by HealthLeaders Media, shared insights on a wide range of hospital and health system billing and collection issues, including CDI, data integrity, and the role of the patient.


by CHRISTOPHER CHENEY | 03/30/2015

Widespread provider-payer integration appears inevitable, but health systems, hospitals, and physician groups face a years-long learning curve.


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