Finance, Revenue Cycle

Analytics Reaches Oncology Practice, and End-Users Anticipate Major Changes

April 16, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
As cancer centers become squeezed by policy and reimbursement cross-currents, oncology managers look to analytics for support

Health IT Expert to Hospital CEOs: Time to Pay More Attention to Your Consumers

April 15, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
During a HIMSS15 meeting with Witt/Kieffer, an Oak Brook, Ill.-based executive healthcare search firm, Jim Utterback, the firm's IT practice leader, delivered a clear message to healthcare leaders.

Live from HIMSS: At the New Payer-Provider Environment Symposium, Insights on Value-Based Payment

April 13, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Antonio Linares, M.D. of Anthem Blue Cross shares impressive results from an ongoing value-based payment initiative with physician groups

AAFP Calls MU Audits Into Question

April 10, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) acting administrator Andy Slavitt, expressing concerns with meaningful use audits.

Survey: Shift to Value-Based Care in Hospitals Growing Significantly

April 7, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The momentum of healthcare’s progress toward a value-based business model is gaining speed, according to results of two recent surveys from the Skokie, Ill.-based consulting firm Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC.

At Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, a Decisive Push on OR Operational Efficiency

April 3, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
At Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Florida, clinician and operational leaders have prioritized the use of analytics in order to improve operating room and perioperative services operational performance

Premier Inc.’s Blair Childs on the Coming Revolution in Physician Payment Incentives

March 27, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
One day after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would overhaul physician reimbursement under Medicare, Premier’s Blair Childs spoke with HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland about the dramatic changes ahead in physician payment

Leading Edge in Cost Savings: Loop360 Healthcare Solutions

March 23, 2015   |  Kayt Sukel
The 2015 winner in the category of Cost Savings is Loop360 Healthcare Solutions, an Austin, Texas-based vendor that takes a 360° view of your healthcare needs. Vipul Mankad, M.D., founder, chairman and chief medical officer of Loop360, spoke with Healthcare...

Survey: Healthcare CFOs Unhappy With Their EHR Investments

March 18, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Many health system chief financial officers (CFOs) define the risk- adjusted return on their electronic health record (EHR) investments as less than acceptable, or never expected a return in the first place, according to a recent survey from the Campbell, Calif.-...

Minimizing the ICD-10 Impact by Focusing on the Codes That Matter

February 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
As it looks like the transition to ICD-10 is going to finally happen his year, providers may think that they will have to master 155,000 codes. But not so fast—one consulting firm as developed a shortcut to lessen to burden in the short term.

KLAS: Competition Between Epic, Cerner Stiffens

February 25, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Stiffer competition between key vendors is causing a growing number of providers to be undecided about which electronic medical record (EMR) to purchase, according to a new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS research.

Study: IT Pros Lack Expertise to Handle Federal Mandates

February 19, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Three out of five healthcare IT professionals believe that government mandates are having a negative effect on their industry, according to study from Peak 10, a Charlotte, N.C.-based national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider.
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