One of the hottest healthcare controversies—the two-midnight rule—boils over in comments submitted to federal officials regarding the 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rules. >>>
Revised maintenance of certification rules are drawing howls of protest from doctors who are angry about "extortive" costs and other burdens. >>>
Two dozen holdout states are still balking at expanding a federal program that would extend access to healthcare to more poor adults and ease the cost burden on providers who treat them. >>>
The growing importance of population health management and value-based care as well as market share and leverage with payers is spurring much of the trend toward physician hiring. >>>
Small-town, rural North Dakota's commercial bidding approach to expanding Medicaid could have big, national implications. >>>
The transition to value-based healthcare requires strong physician leaders. Physician engagement is the most critical factor for ACO success. But financing and working across the care continuum are challenges for physician-led ACOs. >>>
A ratings agency leader sounds the alarm for not-for-profit hospitals, saying they "have begun to lose the battle" and that a host of negative trends warrants a credit downgrade. >>>
It's not too soon to start coordinating with referral partners, planning for the increased workload that will come with ICD-10, and making sure that provisions for dual coding are in place. >>>
Date: July 16, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
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The Oregonian, July 2, 2014
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Kaiser Health News / Capital Public Radio, July 1, 2014
The New York Times, July 1, 2014
InformationWeek, July 1, 2014
The Washington Post, July 1, 2014
USA Today, June 30, 2014
The Daily Progress, June 30, 2014
The Olympian, June 30, 2014
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