On the first day of an AHIMA-organized summit, the Coalition for ICD-10 picked up a strong ally, America's Health Insurance Plans, but got no new information from federal officials about an implementation date. >>>
Negotiating a managed care contract is not the same as it was even a few years ago. Now all of the power providers have in managed care negotiations is in their ability to prove that they can manage quality and cost more effectively than the next guy, says one expert. >>>
A new law in New York State does not expand nurse practitioners' scope of practice, but it does eliminate the need for a written collaborative agreement between a physician and an NP, which in reality is little more than a financial agreement. >>>
Risk factors that can adversely affect a patient's recovery or trigger a hospital readmission include behavioral issues. The chair of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Psychiatry discusses how screening for depression will become more widespread as hospitals adopt value-based reimbursement models. >>>
Healthcare providers that adopt a leadership model of drug stewardship can reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics in hospitals, says the CDC. >>>
As the healthcare industry makes the move toward population health management, providers are finding innovative ways to positively affect the health status of their communities—and lower costs in the process. >>>
While we live in an increasingly globalized world our cultural differences remain. For many they are proud markers of national and personal identity. But in the healthcare workplace, they must be addressed strategically. >>>
As healthcare providers broaden cardiovascular programs and invest more in population health, IT integration, and outpatient facilities, many face increased margin pressure. This report reveals the key differences between stand-alone hospitals and health systems and how partners across the care continuum will play a greater role in helping to meet both patient needs and financial goals.
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