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  November 7, 2011 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Bad Debt? Blame a Low-Tech Payment System

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

As businesses shift employees onto high-deductible, consumer-directed health plans, healthcare organizations may see a rise in bad debt. Some portion is preventable, however, by investing in eligibility verification technology and using electronic fund transfers. >>>


Editor's Picks

5 Big Ideas for Physician Groups

Hot topics discussed at the Medical Group Management Association conference in Las Vegas will help physician groups navigate the business of healthcare reform, and change the practice of medicine for years to come. >>>

High Hospital Turnover May be Linked to Underfunded HR

Hospitals have higher turnover than most industries and hospitals underfund and understaff their HR departments compared with other industries. Is there a correlation? >>>

CMS to Float Physician Reporting Rules on Pay from Drug, Device Firms

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services prepares guidelines on value transfers, physicians, hospitals, and manufacturers are rightly worried that any financial relationship, simply by being publicly listed, encourages the presumption that these relationships are by definition unethical. >>>

To Prevent VBP Financial Loss, Think Like a Clinician

To meet both the medical and financial imperatives of value-based purchasing, financial leaders will need to go beyond their usual scope. Look through the eyes of the clinicians to improve patient care and prevent reimbursement losses. >>>

Finance Headlines

Doctors Await Decision on SGR, Pay Cuts

HealthLeaders Media, November 7, 2011

CMS Releases OPPS Final Rule

Michelle A. Leppert, CPC-A, for HCPro, November 3, 2011

Hospitals to see 1.9% jump in Medicare outpatient fees in 2012

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, November 2, 2011

States Stymied in $4.3B Medicaid Collection Efforts

HealthLeaders Media, November 1, 2011

Recession takes toll on healthcare industry

The Augusta Chronicle, October 31, 2011

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Webcast: Winning With Value-Based Purchasing

Date: November 17, 2011
About: Value-based purchasing brings real financial implications in the amount of CMS payment at risk, quality penalties, and the investments required to avoid those penalties. The stability of your future finances depends on your ability to successfully implement VBP. Join us for a 60-minute audio conference with VBP experts from Aurora Health Care and Premier. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>


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