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More scrutiny fans the 340B debate

More scrutiny fans the 340B debate

Are hospitals exploiting the 340B drug discount program? Critics of the federal government's program have some new evidence…

Key Medicaid case moves to Supreme Court

Key Medicaid case moves to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by Idaho providers over an issue that has split many lower…

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Purchased Services: The Integration of Supply Chain and Finance

Purchased Services: The Integration of Supply Chain and Finance

Previous research has illustrated that when purchased services remain isolated in the various…

Forecasting Demand and Optimizing Processes

Forecasting Demand and Optimizing Processes

As hospitals fight for market share in their regions, they are looking to refine their ability to forecast patient…

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Medical price transparency toolkit unveiled by American Hospital Association

Medical price transparency toolkit unveiled by American Hospital Association

The consumer demand for price transparency is growing as patients pay more out-of-pocket expenses as deductibles rise.

See where the critical access hospitals are located

See where the critical access hospitals are located

More than 1,300 healthcare providers operate on the edge of the U.S. healthcare system. They are critical access hospitals, small facilities that have fewer than 25 beds and are often in remote, rural areas and provide needed care to smaller populations.

Healthcare staffers focus on better benefits for women

Healthcare staffers focus on better benefits for women

Providers find retirement, financial planning for women in healthcare has high importance.

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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…

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…

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