Some acute care hospitals would see a $1.1 billion reduction in cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) funds for two years under a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposal. >>>
A survey of hospital CFOs shows primary care physicians generated a combined average of $1,566,165 for their affiliated hospitals in the last year. Other specialties generated a combined annual average of $1,424,917, the lowest average in five years, data shows. >>>
A tax expert describes how forgiving medical debts that a healthcare provider will more than likely never collect has an "incredibly low cost, generating very high return" for hospitals. >>>
If you are a high-cost outlier, don't panic. Even if you can't kill your chargemaster, you can mitigate its effect by identifying—and rectifying—what your hospital charges. >>>
The second round of federal Health Care Innovation Awards specifically seeks clinical models that will quickly shrink Medicare costs and improve care for populations with special needs as well as population health. >>>
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is having little effect on workforce strategies, employer survey data shows. More than two-thirds of employers say they will continue to provide healthcare coverage when health insurance exchanges begin operation in 2014. >>>
How much of a threat does organized labor pose to healthcare organizations? Hospital and health system leaders weigh in on the sensitive issue, which ranked among their top three concerns in our most recent industry survey. >>>
Senior executives from SSM Healthcare, Fletcher-Allen Healthcare, the Medical Center of Central Georgia, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch discuss the major influencers of industry consolidation—including capital access, market needs, financial support, and growth opportunities.
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