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Show, Don't Tell, Telehealth Benefits

Marianne Aiello

Telehealth is gaining acceptance and momentum among providers and patients. It's even got friends in Washington, working to change regulations that govern technology to treat patients remotely. Marketing needs to keep pace. >>>


Editor's Picks

Senate Passes SGR Fix, Obama Likely to Sign

The vote marks the 17th time that Congress has provided a short-term fix for the formula that sets Medicare pay rates for physicians. Included in the bill are two controversial provisions to delay implementation of the ICD-10 medical coding set and the so-called two-midnights rule. >>>

Payers Scramble to Set 2015 HIX Premium Rates

The clock is ticking and insurers operating on the new public health insurance exchanges have just two months to gather data on 2014 enrollees to help guide decisions on business plans for 2015. >>>

WellPoint CEO: Healthcare Revolution Under Way

Joe Swedish says a revolution in healthcare is heating up and it will be dependent on a rapidly evolving tech landscape through big data, social networks, and personal connectivity. >>>

Hospitals Take the Lead in Push for Medicaid Expansion

For years, hospitals have complained about low Medicaid payment rates. Now hospital associations are leading the fight to expand Medicaid to millions of low-income adults in two dozen states that have yet to embrace expansion. >>>

What to Do About Physician Unions

As tensions between employed physicians and their hospital bosses ratchet up, HR professionals need to draft a strategy for either blocking or accepting the likely event that doctors will organize into labor unions. >>>

Patient Volumes, Patterns Shifting

Reduced inpatient admissions and readmissions are having a corresponding effect on hospital and health system revenues, with question marks over reimbursements. Hospitals are bracing for impact. >>>

LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Patient Experience & HCAHPS—Optimizing Touch Points and Training Internal Champions

Date: April 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Leaders from Community Health Systems and the Baird Group share marketing strategies for communicating patient experience imperatives and developing programs to reinforce them. Register Today >>>

News Headlines

White House: 7.1 million have signed up under ACA

USA Today, April 2, 2014

Opinion: Here's why it doesn't matter that 7M signed up for Obamacare

The Washington Post, April 2, 2014

US insurers fear backlash over new Obamacare rate increases

Reuters, April 2, 2014

Community health centers may provide services for those who remain uninsured

Kaiser Health News, April 2, 2014

The ACA enrollment surge, by the numbers

The Washington Post, April 1, 2014

Obamacare: CA proving new healthcare law can work

San Jose Mercury News, March 31, 2014

Healthcare misinformation mystifies Des Moines couple

The Des Moines Register, March 31, 2014

Faulty state Obamacare exchanges weigh joining

Reuters, March 28, 2014

Why Americans like Obamacare (and why they don't) — in two charts

The Washington Post, March 28, 2014

Insurers grow sick of Obamacare

The Hill, March 27, 2014

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Webcast: Marketing-Physician Alignment—Balancing Priorities for Volume & Value

Date: May 22, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET As the industry shifts from volume to value, healthcare marketing's function expands from patient acquisition to strategic support and population health management. Join marketing leaders as they outline proven strategies for fostering growth and engagement to achieve both volume and value targets. Register Today >>>

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Shifting Patient Patterns

Change is coming, but leaders have various outlooks for and responses to the new patient dynamics. >>>


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