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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…

CMS to test pairing 5-star care ratings with marketplace plans in next open enrollment

CMS to test pairing 5-star care ratings with marketplace plans in next open enrollment

In the 2017 open enrollment period, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…

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The Financial Impact of Acuity-Based Staffing: An Executive Priority

The Financial Impact of Acuity-Based Staffing: An Executive Priority

In the landscape of healthcare today, it's not enough to simply find the balance between…

Improving patient care with positive patient identification

Improving patient care with positive patient identification

Learn how patient identification errors occur and how to avoid them with biometric identification…

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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…

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.