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S&P expects strong 2015 for acute care hospitals

S&P expects strong 2015 for acute care hospitals

Much of the turnaround can be attributed to expanded insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and to a…

Fitch gives Tenet 'Negative' credit outlook over United Surgical Partners deal

Fitch gives Tenet 'Negative' credit outlook over United Surgical Partners deal

Fitch also raised concerns about the deal coming at a time when Tenet is still…

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Case Study: An Integrated Health System

Case Study: An Integrated Health System

A major integrated health system in the Northeast was growing rapidly and in need of a payment solution to reduce the…

Clinical Quality Measures 101

Clinical Quality Measures 101

Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic…

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See where the critical access hospitals are located

See where the critical access hospitals are located

More than 1,300 healthcare providers operate on the edge of the U.S. healthcare system. They are critical access hospitals, small facilities that have fewer than 25 beds and are often in remote, rural areas and provide needed care to smaller populations.

Healthcare staffers focus on better benefits for women

Healthcare staffers focus on better benefits for women

Providers find retirement, financial planning for women in healthcare has high importance.

Medical price transparency toolkit unveiled by American Hospital Association

Medical price transparency toolkit unveiled by American Hospital Association

The consumer demand for price transparency is growing as patients pay more out-of-pocket expenses as deductibles rise.

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Gaining Actionable Insight into Financial Systems and Areas Impacting the Revenue Cycle

Gaining Actionable Insight into Financial Systems and Areas Impacting the Revenue Cycle

Hospital systems across the country are looking to streamline their billing and collection processes to become more efficient and better compete in their markets. The challenge many face is how to turn the data that's already flowing through financial systems into…

Credible, Defensible Estimates

Credible, Defensible Estimates

In healthcare, every interaction with the patient matters. Especially in today’s environment of continuous improvement, efforts have been concentrated on coordination among providers, the patient care experience and quality outcomes – all laudable goals.

Clinical Quality Measures 101

Clinical Quality Measures 101

Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need help deciding what data to collect, which measures to…

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