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Hospital Revs Menu to Boosts Patient Experience

Marianne Aiello

Executives at John Muir Health in California hope the addition of more nutritious, seasonal, and culturally diverse entree choices will improve patients' health beyond their stay. >>>


Editor's Picks

Two-Midnight Rule Will Cost Hospitals Big

The simple demarcation between inpatient and outpatient status prodded by Medicare's proposed rule has the potential to turn into a big revenue problem. But good documentation can help. >>>

MedPAC Offers 7 Ways to Adjust Medicare Payments

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission identifies in its June report seven areas it believes are in need of policy change in order to "provide sufficient payment for efficient providers." >>>

Fast-Growing Hospital Jobs

As healthcare continues to transform, the jobs within hospitals and health systems also continue to change. Recruiters who understand these changes are best equipped to compete to hire workers. >>>

Anthem, HealthCare Partners ACO Saves $4.7 Million

During a six-month period, Anthem Blue Cross and HealthCare Partners reported an 18% decrease in the length of hospital inpatient stays for patients in their southern California accountable care organization compared to patients outside the ACO. >>>

AHIP: Payers Make Consumers Their Focal Point

Consumers cast a long shadow over this year's America's Health Insurance Plans Institute annual conference, with speaker after speaker advising insurers how to come to grips with the retail revolution in the healthcare industry. >>>

Engaging the Patient's Experience

Carolinas HealthCare System leaders have developed a team-based approach to effectively address patient experience through shared decision-making. >>>

Q&A: Karen DeSalvo on EHR, Audits, and Buggy Software

In Part Two of an in-depth interview, National Coordinator for Health Information Karen DeSalvo, MD, discusses EHR certification, modular functionality, meaningful use audits, and glitchy software. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The Clinical Strategy for Financial Health—Care Redesign & Standardization

This report reveals how leading organizations are implementing programs aimed at care redesign, care standardization, and driving waste out of healthcare delivery. Free Download >>>

News Headlines

Insurers push back against growing cost of cancer treatments

Kaiser Health News, June 18, 2014

Shands agrees to pay $3.25 million to settle second part of whistleblower case

The Gainesville Sun, June 18, 2014

US healthcare ranks last among 11 developed nations

Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2014

Most people satisfied with healthcare system

The Hill, June 17, 2014

Thousands to be questioned on eligibility for health insurance subsidies

New York Times, June 16, 2014

TX probes Dallas hospital for patient abuse Press, June 16, 2014

IN hospital works toward financial viability

News and Tribune, June 16, 2014

More insurers joining Obamacare

The Hill, June 13, 2014

Obamacare health spending surge? Not so fast

Kaiser Health News, June 13, 2014

Medicare wades through backlog of disputed claims

The Arizona Republic, June 13, 2014

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New Goals, New Alliances

The historically adversarial relationship between providers and payers is shifting toward cautious cooperation as both sides recognize that they must implement structural and strategic changes to ensure their mutual survival. >>>


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