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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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Behind the Scenes of an Effective Cost Improvement Program

Behind the Scenes of an Effective Cost Improvement Program

In an era of mounting fiscal uncertainty marked by flat, or even downward trending net revenue, the…

June 11th @ 2PM ET -- Navigating the New World of Self-Pay Collection

June 11th @ 2PM ET -- Navigating the New World of Self-Pay Collection

During this webinar, Parallon reveals the four critical steps hospitals must take now to…

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Biggest healthcare frauds in 2015: Running list

Biggest healthcare frauds in 2015: Running list

Already, 2015 has seen a host of major fraud news involving dozens of individuals and amounting to millions in abuse, often related to Medicare fraud.

Map: See where states stand on the Medicaid expansion

Map: See where states stand on the Medicaid expansion

So far, 28 states expanded the program, with most showing a real drop in charity care and bad debt after the adoption.

Truven names top 15 health systems in America

Truven names top 15 health systems in America

According to Truven, the firm analyzed nine quality metrics to come up with the rankings, which break down by size of the health system.

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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.

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…

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…

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