Sunday, January 25, 2015

  • A federal Court of Appeals panel has rejected the Obama administration's contention that hospital admission-status decisions are mainly in the hands of physicians and beyond the authority of Medicare.
  • Widespread agreement in Congress on the need to replace Medicare's payment system for physicians is offset by deep divisions over how to pay for a new reimbursement model.

  • Most organizations are still standing in two worlds-managing with one foot in fee-for-service and one foot in fee-for-value. Uncertainty about future revenue streams is the leading industry hurdle, our annual industry survey finds.

  • Some of the most noticeable changes in healthcare staffing and structure are occurring at the top, in the executive suite. One recruiter expects 2015 is the year titles with their roots in value-based payments will become more familiar.

  • More than half of healthcare executives surveyed believe they'll see a return on investment for healthcare information technology and data/analytic tools in four years or less.

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by CHRISTOPHER CHENEY | 01/23/2015
A federal Court of Appeals panel has rejected the Obama administration's contention that hospital admission-status decisions are mainly in the hands of physicians and beyond the authority of Medicare.

by JOYCE FRIEDEN, NEWS EDITOR, MEDPAGE TODAY | 01/23/2015
The American Medical Association is doing a disservice by not weighing in on how to pay for repealing the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician reimbursement under Medicare, a member of Congress said Thursday. From MedPage Today.

by CHRISTOPHER CHENEY | 01/22/2015

Widespread agreement in Congress on the need to replace Medicare's payment system for physicians is offset by deep divisions over how to pay for a new reimbursement model.


by HEALTHLEADERS MEDIA STAFF | 01/22/2015

Most organizations are still standing in two worlds—managing with one foot in fee-for-service and one foot in fee-for-value. Uncertainty about future revenue streams is the leading industry hurdle, our annual industry survey finds.


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