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5 Big Ideas from AHIP Conference

Christopher Cheney, Editor for HealthLeaders Media

In a lively series of presentations at the America's Health Insurance Plans annual conference, attendees were urged to brace for disruptive technologies, do more with data, and embrace radical change. >>>


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. >>>

Alternatives to ACO Strategies Emerge

While joining an ACO can be the right decision for some physicians practices, the cost savings under this model are still being tested. Some doctors are banding together as independent physician associations, which improves their ability to practice independently, but still nets them better insurer reimbursement rates. >>>

New AMA President Talks Tough on SGR

The new president of the American Medical Association, Robert Wah, MD, says he is "beyond frustrated" that the sustainable growth rate formula has not yet been repealed, and says finding a way to pay for it is the job of Congress. >>>

CA Safety-Net Hospitals Stand to be Hard Hit by Federal Cuts

California safety-net hospitals are already operating on a tight budget, and a program to reduce federal subsidies could result in those hospitals facing a $1.5 billion shortfall by 2019. >>>

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. >>>

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

White House asks healthcare experts for help in picking VA head

Reuters, June 18, 2014

Insurers push back against growing cost of cancer treatments

Kaiser Health News, June 18, 2014

LSU hospitals financing plan questioned

The Advocate, June 18, 2014

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

The Gainesville Sun, June 18, 2014

Healthcare orgs prep for increased audits

InformationWeek, June 17, 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

More insurers joining Obamacare

The Hill, June 13, 2014

Obamacare health spending surge? Not so fast

Kaiser Health News, June 13, 2014

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Webcast: Hospitals Developing Health Plans—Key Steps to Becoming a Provider-Payer

Date: July 16, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Health plan leaders from North Shore-LIJ and Sanford Health outline the strategic transition from provider to payer, and new opportunities for controlling costs, managing risk, and maximizing reimbursements. Register Today >>>

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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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