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The 5 lowest-value care services and what providers can do about them

The 5 lowest-value care services and what providers can do about them

Expensive branded drugs, diagnostic testing and imaging for some patients prior to…

The benefits of bankruptcy? How one hospital found redemption in Chapter 11

The benefits of bankruptcy? How one hospital found redemption in Chapter 11

But navigating the process, especially for a hospital with limited resources, must…

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Three Data-Driven Processes for Maximizing Healthcare Revenue

Three Data-Driven Processes for Maximizing Healthcare Revenue

Over the past decade, changes in the healthcare landscape have squeezed margins, brought…

The State of Healthcare Performance Improvement

The State of Healthcare Performance Improvement

Kaufman Hall has released its third annual survey of hospital and health system leaders on the state of…

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HHS extends COVID-19 public health emergency declaration until April

HHS extends COVID-19 public health emergency declaration until April

This action marks the fourth time HHS has extended the declaration that has paid parity for telehealth and continues reporting waivers.

Healthcare M&A's down in 2020 but analysts say COVID-19 is a catalyst for future deals

Healthcare M&A's down in 2020 but analysts say COVID-19 is a catalyst for future deals

Forty-four percent of healthcare CFOs say the pandemic will drive an increase in partnerships across the healthcare ecosystem.

CMS issues final rule on healthcare technology access for seniors

CMS issues final rule on healthcare technology access for seniors

The rule is meant to ease undue burden for innovators and speed access to potentially lifesaving technologies.

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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…

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.