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September 30, 2014 | Bill Pugh
In this essay, Bill Pugh, CFO of PinnacleHealth, addresses the challenges and opportunities the Harrisburg, Pa.-based health system experienced moving towards the... More

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September 24, 2014 | Rachael Bennett
Uncertainty about reimbursement continues to play a role in a healthcare facility's decision to invest in a digital mammography system, which makes obtaining the... More
September 23, 2014 | William G. Sutton
As the economy continues to improve, more healthcare businesses are making capital investments to fuel their growth. Whether you finance equipment through a lease or... More
September 22, 2014 | Lisa Estrada
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published a final rule updating the hospice wage index and payment rate for Fiscal Year 2015. It adopts a number of... More
September 15, 2014 | Abby Pendleton, Jessica L. Gustafson
In its new rules, CMS places great emphasis on the physician's documentation regarding his or her expectation of a patient's need for hospital care and... More
September 12, 2014 | Blair Childs
Congress returned on Monday with just a few weeks until they adjourn to campaign. The Senate is set to adjourn by September 23 while the House could be in session for as... More

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September 10, 2014 | Tina Picklesimer
According to the KISS principle, most systems work best if they're kept simple. Simplicity is the key goal in design, and unnecessary complexity should be avoided.... More
September 09, 2014 | Wayne Adams
The incidence for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), a bulging, weakened area of the aorta, has led the U.S. market for AAA repair to increase rapidly. It is currently... More
September 08, 2014 | Dawn Crump
Inpatient rehabilitation services are already a big target area for recovery audit contractors, and there will likely be more denials as audits ramp back up. Providers... More
September 04, 2014 | Joel French
Working together, CFOs and CIOs can breathe new life into their growth strategy by thinking beyond architectural and functional limits of their EHRs. They must embrace... More
September 04, 2014 | Paul Levy
While others have dispassionately made the point that there are unexplained variations in Medicare physician billing data that warrant careful consideration when using... More