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Anthony Brino | September 18, 2014 | 09:51 AM
For those that are struggling -- and even those that aren't -- a new exit strategy idea is being floated: launching a Medicare Advantage plan. More
OAKLAND, CA | Anna Gorman | September 18, 2014 | 09:48 AM | Community Benefit, Reimbursement, Compliance & Legal
California's lingering backlog of Medi-Cal applications has left hundreds of thousands of people unable to access the healthcare they are entitled to receive, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. More
BELHAVEN, NC | Lisa Gillespie | September 18, 2014 | 09:44 AM
In a scenario playing out in rural areas across the country, a financially-strapped critical access hospital's closure leaves a North Carolina town with limited healthcare. More
Chris Nerney | September 18, 2014 | 09:18 AM | Quality and Safety, Supply Chain, Budgeting
New research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Premier, Inc., concludes that the inappropriate use of antibiotics in U.S. hospitals could result in an estimated $163 million in excessive costs. More
Anthony Brino | September 17, 2014 | 10:32 AM
Hospitals across the country are investing in clinical tools and personnel to solve the long-standing, increasingly expensive problem of readmissions, but hospitals are finding certain patients keep coming back for repeat visits. More
LINCOLN, NE | Chris Nerney | September 17, 2014 | 10:02 AM | Quality and Safety, Reimbursement, Revenue Cycle Management
The value-based model of healthcare is gradually transitioning from the pilot phase to implementation, as health insurers and providers strive to offer better care while eliminating unnecessary costs. But for providers who have always been paid fee-for-... More
Jordan Rau | September 17, 2014 | 09:40 AM
About a quarter of the 243 groups of hospitals and doctors that banded together as accountable care organizations under the Affordable Care Act saved Medicare enough money to earn bonuses. More
Anthony Vecchione | September 16, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Quality and Safety, Reimbursement, Revenue Cycle Management
Predictive analytics uses a variety of statistical techniques that analyze current and historical facts in order to make predictions about the future. In the healthcare setting, such data analysis can be effective in addressing a variety of key issues,... More
David Weldon | September 16, 2014 | 04:14 AM | Workforce Management
In the past, many healthcare executives could get by with functional skills in their area of expertise, but with the pace and scope of change in the industry today, top-notch communication skills are critical. More
LEAWOOD, KS | Healthcare Finance News Staff | September 15, 2014 | 11:20 AM | Workforce Management, Hospital/physician relations, Strategic Planning
The current hospital-based system of graduate medical education does not meet the needs of modern healthcare delivery or the training of the future physician workforce, according to a new reform proposal by the American Academy of Family Physicians. More
Rodney J. Moore | September 15, 2014 | 04:15 AM | Operations
Energy costs eat up a chunk of a hospital's budget. Demand response may help shrink those costs. More
Richard Pizzi | September 12, 2014 | 10:41 AM | Workforce Management, Operations
Our weekly look at career moves in the healthcare finance sector. This issue highlights promotions, hires and fires for the week ending September 12, 2014. More