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21st Century Oncology to pay OCR $2.3 million for 2015 breach

21st Century Oncology to pay OCR $2.3 million for 2015 breach

After filing for bankruptcy in May, the Florida-based cancer specialty provider also settled with…

In the age of consumerism, hospital ratings can make or break revenue

In the age of consumerism, hospital ratings can make or break revenue

Hospitals take their ratings seriously, despite hospital industry experts' skepticism…

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The Provider's Guide to Revenue and Compliance Management

Like all businesses, hospitals and clinics need to be paid for services rendered. And like all modern…

Quality Payment Program Year 2: An Overview of the Proposed Rule

Quality Payment Program Year 2: An Overview of the Proposed Rule

Are there changes from the first year? What is in year two? What else do you need to know?…

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Once-failing hospitals say accountability, transparency key to surviving fallout from failing patient safety grades

Once-failing hospitals say accountability, transparency key to surviving fallout from failing patient safety grades

When Leapfrog released their Spring 2016 patient safety grades recently, 15 hospitals got slapped with a very public 'F' grade casting a spotlight on them that no institution wants. But with more patients weighing public hospital grades, experts, as well as a few…

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions in 2016: Running list

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions in 2016: Running list

While 2015 was a record-breaking year in healthcare mergers and acquisitions, 2016 saw more change as organizations across the industry adjust and adapt to the evolving financial landscape.

Analyze this: Health systems, health plans get to the core of big data

Analyze this: Health systems, health plans get to the core of big data

Pamela Peele knows that people who subscribe to cooking magazines have a much higher risk of going to the emergency room. But how she knows that is a whole other story.

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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…

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.

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…