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2 Tactics for ICD-10 & VBP Clinical Documentation

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

Clinical documentation is on the mind of every healthcare leader. How accurately a patient's hospital visit is documented will affect VBP incentive payments and whether reimbursements dip, grow, or stay the same during the ICD-10 transition. To do it right, ease in ICD-10 codes now and beef up your clinical documentation integrity. >>>


Editor's Picks

Don't Give Up on Dead Claims

Denials can wreck a provider’s revenue stream, but physician practices often give up on payment too soon, says an attorney. "Providers have a lot more leverage than they realize," he says. >>>

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Grows, Premiums Shrink

Medicare Advantage plans are showing a 10% increase in enrollment from a year ago, says U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, but the insurance industry warns of dramatic declines in the future. >>>

To Contain Hospital Costs, Leaders Must Look to IT

With the need to control costs a top concern among hospital executives, technology is the only means by which healthcare systems can make it out of their current impasse. >>>

Will Paying Hospitals to Teach Each Other Get Results?

The Department of Health and Human Services believes that best practices, techniques, and solutions for obtaining higher levels of quality and safety among hospitals should be widely distributed. Ascension Health is in the vanguard, sharing what it knows about achieving clinical excellence. >>>

Intelligence Report: M&A—Hospitals Take Control

More than three-quarters of organizations are exploring or have M&A deals under way, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. >>>

Finance Headlines

5010 Deadline Extended, But Threat Remains, Says AMA

HealthLeaders Media, February 6, 2012

Dead on arrival: What sank the Christ Hospital sale?

Hudson Reporter, February 6, 2012

Boston's BIDMC Medicare billing examined

The Boston Globe, February 6, 2012

Sebelius: Healthcare law makes Medicare stronger, more affordable

Tampa Bay Times, February 3, 2012

House repeals long-term care program Obama viewed as too costly

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, February 3, 2012

Insurer Cigna's 4th quarter profit drops 37 pct

CBS News, February 3, 2012

Primary Care Docs Weigh Advantages of PCMH

HealthLeaders Media, February 2, 2012

War savings may be key to long-term 'doc fix' deal

Kaiser Health News, February 2, 2012

Allergan erases doctor payment records

ProPublica, February 2, 2012

EHR deployment costs approach $30,000 per doctor

InformationWeek, February 2, 2012

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Date: March 22, 2011
About: Join HealthLeaders Media for 90 minutes of commercial ACO strategy and solutions, direct from top executives representing both providers and payers. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to help guide the discussion. >>>

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Outpatient Care Expansion Comes Under Scrutiny

Even the most ardent proponents of outpatient care say its pace of growth may slow, depending on a community's need for integrated care and specific demand for multidisciplinary approaches. >>>


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