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BOSTON | Richard Pizzi | October 23, 2014 | 11:10 AM | Capital Finance, Hospital/physician relations
Two major healthcare organizations in eastern Massachusetts are joining to build a new health system, creating what they term a "unique model" intended to improve care coordination and enhance the affordability of care. More
Anthony Brino | October 23, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Accounting & Financial Management, Operations, Strategic Planning
The hospital merger wave may have slowed down a bit, but for health systems facing dire financial straights, it's still an option for consideration. More
Anthony Brino | October 23, 2014 | 09:08 AM | Compliance & Legal, Accounting & Financial Management
Flexing its anti-kickback muscles, the federal government is clamping down hard on some profit-focused patient referral and healthcare joint venture practices. More
Frank Irving | October 22, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Claims Processing, Revenue Cycle Management, Billing and Collections
Commercial insurers inaccurately process about 20 percent of claims filed by medical practices. It's an industry standard that has weathered the test of time -- though not in a good way. More
David Weldon | October 22, 2014 | 10:45 AM | Workforce Management, Strategic Planning
When assessing CFO candidates, hospitals today are seeking "true financial leaders" who can be strategic partners to the CEO. A CFO leader needn't be a visionary, but they do have to be a "vision enabler." More
Carl Natale | October 22, 2014 | 09:34 AM | Claims Processing, Revenue Cycle Management, Compliance & Legal
The offical transition to the ICD-10 coding set takes place next October (or so we hope). Many providers have already spent a good deal of money preparing for the inevitable, but even so, you need to make certain that select ICD-10 costs are included in your... More
PHILADELPHIA | Anthony Brino | October 22, 2014 | 09:32 AM | Workforce Management, Operations
A new leader is taking the helm of the nation's oldest hospital, in a health system trying to bring emerging therapies and adapt new payment models. More
BIRMINGHAM, AL | Richard Pizzi | October 21, 2014 | 11:12 AM | Capital Finance, Construction & Facilities Management
Medical Properties Trust has signed a deal to acquire and lease back substantially all of the real estate assets of privately-held MEDIAN Kliniken Group, the largest private provider of post-acute and acute rehabilitation services in Germany. More
SACRAMENTO, CA | April Dembosky | October 21, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Workforce Management, Budgeting, Strategic Planning
The powerful California Nurses Association has put Ebola on the bargaining table in its negotiations for a new contract with Kaiser Permanente. The health system hasn't responded to all of the CNA's demands. More
Chris Nerney | October 21, 2014 | 09:50 AM | Revenue Cycle Management, Billing and Collections, Accounting & Financial Management
Significant inpatient pricing variation between hospitals in the state of Washington is "putting some consumers at financial risk," according to a recent study by the Washington Health Alliance. But the state's hospitals are questioning the... More
WASHINGTON | Debra A. McCurdy | October 20, 2014 | 10:57 AM | Reimbursement, Policy and Legislation, Compliance & Legal
Last week the HHS Office of Inspector General and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published a joint notice continuing the effectiveness of fraud and abuse law waivers granted in 2011 in connection with the Medicare Shared Savings Program. More
Madelyn Kearns | October 20, 2014 | 10:21 AM | Hospital/physician relations, Operations, Strategic Planning
Operating costs, ICD-10, keeping pace with new technologies, and surviving in a world of changing payment models -- those are just some of the challenges of running a modern medical practice. More