Wednesday, April 1, 2015

  • The odds of a clinician selecting the correct medication during a simulated medical emergency are more than twice as high when medication labels are designed to be read easily, researchers find.

  • Research suggests healthcare consumers may be able to find reliable data on hospital quality in a familiar place-Facebook. Now hospitals accustomed to appealing mainly to payers must shift strategies.

  • Physicians will have at least another two weeks of lag time to account for processing before Medicare reimbursement cuts take place-or the SGR is repealed-according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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by LENA J. WEINER | 04/01/2015

The odds of a clinician selecting the correct medication during a simulated medical emergency are more than twice as high when medication labels are designed to be read easily, researchers find.


by TINKER READY | 04/01/2015

Research suggests healthcare consumers may be able to find reliable data on hospital quality in a familiar place–Facebook. Now hospitals accustomed to appealing mainly to payers must shift strategies.


by JOHN COMMINS | 03/31/2015

Physicians will have at least another two weeks of lag time to account for processing before Medicare reimbursement cuts take place—or the SGR is repealed—according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


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.


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