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Hospital discharge proves one of the most dangerous periods for patients

Hospital discharge proves one of the most dangerous periods for patients

Between January 2010 and July 2015, the analysis found, inspectors identified 3,016…

Breaking down the Medicare physician payment changes for doctors under MACRA

Breaking down the Medicare physician payment changes for doctors under MACRA

Currently, doctors are paid for things such as tests, treatments and other…

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Introduction to "Smart" Remote Patient Monitoring

Telehealth devices are lowering the costs of delivering healthcare and improving patient outcomes, but…

The Modern Healthcare Payer: New Approaches for Today's Unique Challenges

The Modern Healthcare Payer: New Approaches for Today's Unique Challenges

How are you addressing the unique challenges facing Healthcare Payers in today's…

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Map: See where states stand on the Medicaid expansion

Map: See where states stand on the Medicaid expansion

So far, 28 states expanded the program, with most showing a real drop in charity care and bad debt after the adoption.

Truven names top 15 health systems in America

Truven names top 15 health systems in America

According to Truven, the firm analyzed nine quality metrics to come up with the rankings, which break down by size of the health system.

Biggest healthcare frauds in 2015: Running list

Biggest healthcare frauds in 2015: Running list

Already, 2015 has seen a host of major fraud news involving dozens of individuals and amounting to millions in abuse, often related to Medicare fraud.

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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…