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Guerrilla warfare over ICD-10
Nov 26 | Carl Natale
Opponents of the transition to ICD-10 coding were successful in attaching a delay to "must-pass" Congressional legislation ...
Assessing Q3 2014 healthcare M&A dynamics
Nov 25 | Adam Cohen
In the third quarter of 2014, big deals continued to dominate the healthcare M&A headlines, with transformative ...
Understanding 2015 Medicare hospital outpatient payment rates
Nov 24 | Debra A. McCurdy
Earlier this month, CMS published its final rule to update the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective ...
Lean is not a program, but a philosophy
Nov 21 | Paul Levy
Lean is not a program. It is a long-term philosophy of corporate leadership and organization that is based, above all, on ...
Proactive practices for improved payer payments
Nov 20 | Monte Sandler
Although it may be tempting to rely on the status quo when it comes to payer payment, opportunities exist to boost ...
Purchasing Insight: Anesthesia delivery systems
Nov 19 | Kathey Leibold
In today's anesthesia machine market, high-acuity systems have become the fastest growing segment. Purchasing ...
Defining population health
Nov 18 | Laura Segal
While population health models are wonderful, they have happened too sporadically. The healthcare payment system is not supporting this ...
Nov 17 | David Williams
The Affordable Care Act is injecting billions upon billions of dollars to provide Medicaid to previously uninsured people. More money should help ...
Clinical and claims data key to population health
Nov 14 | Bryan Smith
Clinical data has the potential for helping those involved in population health take a large step forward. While ...
Managing denials after ICD-10
Nov 13 | Carl Natale
Healthcare providers can expect an increase in medical claim denials after Oct. 1, 2015. But that doesn't have to mean that ...

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