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Accounting for costs and improving healthcare
Apr 24, 2014 | Gary Baldwin
As a result of the push towards accountable care, increased patient census no longer translates to higher revenue for hospitals. Unless costs are managed…
Mar 25, 2014 | Kelsey Brimmer
When it comes to patient collections at small, community hospitals, the process can be much the same as at larger hospitals around the country, with…
Mar 10, 2014 | Kurt Ullman
With the rise of value-based payment and care models, long-term hospital viability may depend on not only getting a better handle on costs, but also…
Mar 06, 2014 | Richard Pizzi
In case anyone was wondering, the RACs haven't gone away for good. They're just taking a vacation. The Centers for…
Mar 05, 2014 | Debra A. McCurdy
The Obama Administration released its proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2015 this week. Virtually all types of healthcare…
Feb 28, 2014 | Mary Mosquera
The Obama Administration recovered a record $4.3 billion last year from fraudsters trying to dupe federal health programs, or those who sought payments to…
Feb 27, 2014 | Nilesh Rajadhyax
Healthcare is one of the last bastions of consumer-unfriendly billing and pricing. As individuals start to take on more…
Feb 27, 2014 | Mary Mosquera
The price of an initial inpatient stay explains almost all of the wide spending variation from hospital to hospital on episodes of care, such as for…
Feb 26, 2014 | Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
Tenet Healthcare Corp., the nation's third largest for-profit hospital operator, said Tuesday it expects 15 percent of its…
Jan 20, 2014 | Paul Cerrato
Business intelligence software can turn your life around - or ruin it. It all depends on how carefully you choose and how well…

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