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Clinical Documentation for Higher Reimbursements

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

Hospitals and health systems must accurately define how sick their populations are—not only to take good care of patients, but also to be reimbursed correctly. Borgess Health uncovered more than $6 million in reimbursement by getting physicians to improve their documentation. >>>


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Healthcare Reform Then, and Now

The 1990s' attempt at healthcare reform didn't work out too well for many hospitals and health systems because both patients and physicians rebelled against managed care and its blanket preauthorization rules. Will history repeat itself? >>>

Safety Nets Face $53.3B in Uncompensated Care Costs

With Medicaid expansion no longer mandatory and the uninsured population growing, public hospitals stand to rack up billions of dollars in uncompensated healthcare costs, an industry group says. >>>

Roundup: Healthcare M&A Deals, Partnerships

Catholic Health East and Trinity Health announce intentions to unify. Ascension Health negotiates a sale to HCA Midwest Health System. Seward Health, Massachusetts General, and Brigham and Women's Hospital strike a deal to handle trauma care. >>>

MGMA: Payment Uncertainty Dampens Physician Spending

At the Medical Group Management Association conference in Texas, one concern is common—the "fiscal instability" created by what officials call a "decade" of Congressional reprieves from sustainable growth rate formula cuts. >>>

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News Headlines

3 Virtua executives among 10 highest-paid at area hospitals

The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 29, 2012

Cyber crooks target healthcare for financial data

InformationWeek, October 26, 2012

McKesson plans to buy PSS World Medical for $1.62 billion

Bloomberg, October 26, 2012

Health companies sitting on cash may mean bigger deals

Bloomberg, October 26, 2012

Judge to decide fate of West Penn investor talks

Reuters, October 26, 2012

Prison healthcare firm collapses, owing millions to Duke

The News & Observer, October 25, 2012

States rein in health insurance expenses

USA Today, October 25, 2012

Feds take critical look at meaningful use payments

InformationWeek, October 25, 2012

Healthcare costs top US executives' concerns

Reuters, October 23, 2012

Health costs: How the US compares with other countries

The PBS NewsHour, October 23, 2012

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Webcast: Future of Service Line Marketing—New Tactics, New Tools

Date: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET When it comes to service lines, healthcare marketers are challenged not only to get their message to consumers in a highly competitive and crowded marketplace, but also to balance the needs of the organization and individual physicians with limited marketing dollars. Join WellStar Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and Jennings Co. as they explore how to use data to prioritize service line marketing dollars and gain physician buy-in. Register Today >>>

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Placing Your Bets

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