Tuesday, July 28, 2015

  • Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the HHS Secretary has the authority to scale any pilots after the CMS actuary can attest that savings has occurred with no decrease in quality.
  • The 20 leaders gathered at the 2015 HealthLeaders Media Revenue Cycle Exchange in Austin, TX, tackled the challenges of clinical documentation, which they identified as the biggest threat to their organizations' revenue cycle efforts.

  • While governments and groups gnash teeth and craft future policy concerning EHR usability, providers are turning to overlay software to recast EHR workflow.

  • Saying he fears "no retaliation from anyone," the CEO of a small California hospital has filed suit in U.S. District Court claiming that $1.1 million in Medicare claims flagged by recovery audit contractors have been in limbo "for years.".

  • This report outlines how savvy providers are leveraging specialized resources to strengthen coordination and engagement across the care continuum. Download the free version.

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by GREGORY A. FREEMAN | 07/27/2015

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the HHS Secretary has the authority to scale any pilots after the CMS actuary can attest that savings has occurred with no decrease in quality.


by ALEXANDRA WILSON PECCI | 07/27/2015

The practice of working while sick is common among physicians and advanced practice clinicians, even though it puts patient safety at risk.


by TINKER READY | 07/24/2015

Some of the health insurance trade group's largest members are talking merger, and the largest has quit the group. In pursuit of growth, payers are entering the managed care market in bigger numbers.


by HEALTHLEADERS MEDIA STAFF | 07/24/2015

Four senior healthcare leaders share strategies for strengthening the leadership skills of midlevel managers.


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