The Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule establishes controversial terms that distinguish an inpatient admission from "observation" status, for which hospitals receive lower rates of Medicare reimbursement. >>>
Healthcare consolidation is eliminating many hospital CEO jobs. With coordination and cooperation within health system operations the order of the day, those top executive jobs are being sharply redefined. >>>
If you are in an executive position at a hospital or healthcare system, consider blocking access to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. There's no better way to let the world know that you neither trust your employees, nor promote knowledge sharing. >>>
CareConnect, the first provider-owned commercial health plan in New York, will offer lower prices and gives the healthcare provider "serious control" over quality and care coordination, says an NS-LIJHS executive. >>>
Payments to hospitals were made when elective surgeries failed to take place and inpatient claims did not meet Medicare's admission requirements, says a report from the Office of Inspector General. >>>
Reduced care costs and higher patient volume are only two of the reasons North Shore LIJ Health System is launching its own commercial health plan. Other benefits: It will make "getting paid and paying our docs…much, much, much simpler," says one executive. >>>
Six in 10 hospitals routinely swapped electronic health information with healthcare providers and health systems beyond their walls in 2012, says a study from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. >>>
Preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics marks July as the third month this year in which the hospital sector lost jobs. But one analyst is not ready to call it a trend. >>>
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