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Anthony Brino | October 2, 2014 | 04:32 AM | Policy and Legislation
In Massachusetts, the expansion of Partners HealthCare is offering a fractious case study of integration and health reform and begs the question: how big is too big? More
Madelyn Kearns | October 1, 2014 | 10:44 AM | Policy and Legislation
After months fraught with website glitches and widespread industry opposition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has made public Open Payments, its "new system of records" detailing physicians' receipt of payment and gifts from... More
Anthony Brino | October 1, 2014 | 10:20 AM
On the face of it, the industry is making great strides toward adopting value-oriented payment models, but the question of whether or not the industry is also reducing costs and improving care quality remains unanswered. More
Jordan Rau | October 1, 2014 | 10:08 AM | Quality and Safety, Reimbursement, Policy and Legislation
Rural, critical access hospitals are being left out of some of the biggest shifts in American healthcare initiated by the ACA, leaving some rural healthcare leaders worried about being marginalized and that they could be left behind as reforms spread. More
AAMC | September 30, 2014 | 01:11 PM
Each year, the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) conducts a national benchmarking survey to measure the impact, costs, and staffing of fundraising at its member medical schools and teaching hospitals. This survey serves as a management tool... More
Chris Nerney | September 30, 2014 | 08:46 AM | Supply Chain, Budgeting, Operations
Hospitals and health systems try their best to anticipate and meet the demand for specific drugs. But drug shortages - whether due to outbreaks of specific illnesses or unanticipated supply bottlenecks - are a fact of life in the medical world. More
Tom Sullivan | September 30, 2014 | 04:29 AM | Budgeting
Underfunding security is a fairly common practice in the healthcare industry, but CFOs need to recognize how critical it is to provide the appropriate resources for security initiatives and technologies. More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | September 30, 2014 | 04:19 AM | Compliance & Legal
With the Office for Civil Rights gearing up to begin auditing providers, the best thing to do is to be prepared. More
David Weldon | September 29, 2014 | 09:55 AM
In the effort to curtail the physician shortage, the industry is making a play for physicians who have left active practice. More
Russ Banham | September 29, 2014 | 09:54 AM | Strategic Planning
The role of the modern hospital CFO has changed considerably in recent years. Not only do they perform a vital strategic role overseeing enterprise planning and performance, by necessity they have become more involved in the clinical aspects of healthcare. More
Chris Nerney | September 26, 2014 | 02:30 PM | Quality and Safety, Reimbursement
Home health agencies can help hospitals reduce readmissions and control overall healthcare costs, according to a new study, but how effective these agencies are in meeting such goals largely depends on the quality of organizational support given to healthcare... More
Mike Miliard | September 26, 2014 | 05:52 AM | Operations, Strategic Planning
The ability of accountable care organizations to meet the goals of improving care and lowering costs may be hindered by health IT obstacles suggests a new analysis. More