At HealthLeaders Media's third annual CFO Exchange, chief financial officers from hospitals and health systems across the country discussed cost reduction strategies and the impact of HIT initiatives on the revenue cycle. >>>
The giant health insurer has learned much from its consumer engagement program. Lewis G. Sandy, MD, senior vice president for clinical advancement at UnitedHealth Group, shares some practical lessons. >>>
In a move seen as a "shadow vote" on the recently announced merger between Health Management Associates and Community Health Systems, HMA's largest shareholder has pushed out the sitting board and replaced it. >>>
Alan Morgan, CEO of the National Rural Health Association, is blasting a federal report that recommends stripping critical access designation from any hospital that was brought into the program under a state "necessary provider" designation. "The practical effect is that it would kill rural health," Morgan says. >>>
Better preparing cancer patients for surgery and the rigors of treatment regimens can improve patient outcomes and generate cost savings through shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions, researchers say. >>>
The finance leaders at New Jersey's Barnabas Health have a new motivation for engaging with the quality department's efforts: reducing readmissions and cutting costs. >>>
Fifty-five percent of employers surveyed about the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act report increased business costs in the range of 1% to 4%. >>>
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