Finance, Revenue Cycle

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.

Study: ICD-10 Costs for Small Practices Less Than Previously Estimated

February 12, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
ICD-10 expenditures for small physician practices will not be as high as previously estimated, according to research from the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management, published recently in the Journal of the American Health Information...

Live from the iHT2 Miami Health IT Summit: The Imperfect Way to Securing ePHI

February 11, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
At the iHT2 Miami Health IT Summit, expert panelists discussed the best ways to protect patient data, agreeing that the vulnerability of the healthcare industry and the value of medical data makes the sector ripe for attack.

Live from the iHT2 Miami Health IT Summit: BI, Analytics Key to Reducing Readmissions

February 10, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Predictive analytics is the next frontier in reducing avoidable readmissions, but many challenges remain to keeping patients out of the hospital, according to panelists at the iHT2 Health IT Summit in Miami.

Could the Anthem Lawsuits End Up Establishing De Facto Legal Standards for Data Protection?

February 9, 2015     Mark Hagland
The filing within the past few days of class-action lawsuits against Anthem in four states, for its recent massive data breach, could help set legal precedents for the legal liability of health insurers and other healthcare organizations, for consumer data...

An Inflection Point for Federal ACO Development? Provider Leaders Throw Down the Gauntlet to CMS

February 7, 2015     Mark Hagland
As clearly as they possibly could, the leaders of the nation’s accountable care organizations threw down the gauntlet at the feet of CMS officials this past week, asking for major changes to the MSSP program—before it’s too late

Streamlined Staffing: Taking the Guesswork Out of Labor Allocation

January 27, 2015     John DeGaspari
At a time of continual change in the healthcare industry driven by an evolution in regulations, care delivery, and payment models amid rising demand for healthcare services, human resources professionals will be expected to do more with less.
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