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Driving health benefits up, and costs down
Dec 22 | David Weldon
Most healthcare organizations offer benefit programs aimed at keeping workers in both good physical and mental health. But ...
Medicare penalizes 721 hospitals over medical errors [full list]
Dec 22 | Jordan Rau
Medicare is penalizing 721 hospitals with high rates of potentially avoidable mistakes that can harm ...
CFOs get candid on revenue cycle
Dec 22 | Henry Powderly
Revenue cycle management faces serious challenges, the third quarter report from research firm Black Book suggests, placing CFOs in ...
Small-hospital CFOs: Revenue cycle took backseat to EHR, ICD-10
Dec 19 | Henry Powderly
Revenue cycle upgrades at U.S. hospitals have been pushed aside, in favor of preparation for the ...
Vermont abandons dream of single-payer state
Dec 19 | Anthony Brino
The state that was supposed to pioneer single payer healthcare for the nation is dropping the idea. Gov. Peter Shumlin ...
Medicare slashes payments to hospitals with high infection, injury rates
Dec 19 | Kaiser Health News
In its toughest crackdown yet on medical errors, the federal government is cutting payments ...
Payer-provider partnerships eyed for population health
Dec 18 | Anthony Brino
Despite the marketing buzz carried by terms like "population health" and "integration," ...
National Institutes of Health nixes $1.3 billion children's study
Dec 18 | Kaiser Health News
Researchers and advocates worry the NIH may use that money for research not related to ...
A population-based foundation for hospital performance
Dec 18 | Stephen Jencks
There are two ways of thinking about, and therefore measuring, the rate of hospital readmissions, and they ...
Briefs: CFO sues hospital for discrimination; patent loss to drain big pharma
Dec 18 | Henry Powderly
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