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raining money
Jan 20, 2015 | Kurt Ullman
New payment models and technology in healthcare are bringing big changes to the hospital controller job as "following the…
busy doctors
Jan 20, 2015 | Henry Powderly
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has recommended a 3.5 percent increase in the rates paid for inpatient…
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Jan 19, 2015 | Anthony Brino
Health system will cut its workforce of 90,500 by 1.7 percent amid some hefty losses incurred in the expansion.
Sep 16, 2014 | Healthcare Finance Staff
Narrow networks sparked consumer angst and new government oversight after the Affordable Care Act's first open enrollment…
Aug 21, 2014 | Healthcare Finance Staff
Over a five-year period, five programs sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network to improve the quality of certain…
May 15, 2014 | Healthcare Finance Staff
Although accountable care organizations are still in their nascent stages, a few large provider groups and payers may be ahead of the…
Mar 19, 2014 | Healthcare Finance Staff
As Congress tries to reform Medicare, the program's independent advisor has its own suggestions, including a call to end to what has become…
Jan 08, 2014 | Healthcare Finance Staff
Aetna Better Health of Illinois, one of the insurer's Medicaid plans, will test the effect of providing smartphones to home care aides who…
Jul 19, 2013 | Healthcare Finance Staff
As a new generation ages into Medicare -- some with complex chronic conditions, others with a penchant for an active lifestyle and many…
Apr 29, 2013 | Healthcare Finance Staff
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed April 26 its fiscal 2014 Medicare payment schedule. Included in the proposal are payment cuts to hospitals…

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