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2015 brings big paydays for hospital CFOs

2015 brings big paydays for hospital CFOs

But there's a catch. How much any individual makes will be much more determined by organizational success than by…

Hospitals in rush to reinvent their business

Hospitals in rush to reinvent their business

Providence Health in the northwest and Novant Health in the southeast are pushing population health, high…

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Top 3 Benefits of Acuity-Based Staffing

Top 3 Benefits of Acuity-Based Staffing

Finding ways to maintain and improve the quality of care your organization provides can prove to be a daunting…

5 Leading Practices for Labor Cost and Care Quality Improvement: Leveraging Workforce Data

5 Leading Practices for Labor Cost and Care Quality Improvement: Leveraging Workforce Data

A recent Health Leaders survey of 124 senior leaders sheds light on…

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Medical device tax has healthcare providers watching Republican Congress closely

Medical device tax has healthcare providers watching Republican Congress closely

Though Republicans this week have already voted to change an employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers are more focused on what the new majority in Washington will do with the controversial tax.

Medicare penalizes 721 hospitals over medical errors [full list]

Medicare penalizes 721 hospitals over medical errors [full list]

Medicare is penalizing 721 hospitals with high rates of potentially avoidable mistakes that can harm patients, known as "hospital-acquired conditions." Penalized hospitals will have their Medicare payments reduced by 1 percent over the fiscal year that runs from…

New Affordable Care Act rules target aggressive billing, collections

New Affordable Care Act rules target aggressive billing, collections

Under the regulations, charitable hospitals have to perform a community health needs assessment at least once every three years, and disclose the programs addressing those needs in annual tax forms with the IRS.

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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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