Finance, Revenue Cycle

Survey: CHIME Members Prioritize EHR Optimization

September 3, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Seventy percent of responding College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) members say that projects that will help them realize the value of their electronic health record (EHR) will be a top priority in the next year, according to a new...

Bronx-Lebanon’s CMIO Faces Forward on Challenges and Opportunities

September 3, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Robert Leviton, M.D., CMIO and physician advisor at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health System in New York City, is helping to lead his colleagues forward to meet multiple challenges and opportunities

With Bundled Payments Moving Forward Fast, One Attorney Offers His Perspective on the “Next Wave”

September 2, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Rob Stone, a partner in the Atlanta-based law firm Alston & Bird, shares his perspectives on the bundled-payments revolution, which could soon require mandatory participation in 75 healthcare markets

Survey: Shaky Optimism Remains for ICD-10 Readiness

September 2, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare organizations are overwhelmingly optimistic about being ready for the Oct. 1, 2015 ICD-10 transition date, yet only 43 percent feel they are currently on track with their preparation, according to the fourth ICD-10 research study from the Duluth, Ga.-...

Premier’s Damore: With the Right Help, ACOs Are Moving in the Right Direction

August 28, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
As new Medicare Pioneer ACO and MSSP program results are released, Premier, Inc.’s Joe Damone shares insights on Premier ACO Collaborative members’ progress across several areas of endeavor

Glass Half-Empty, Half-Full, or Opaque? CMS Spins the New ACO Numbers

August 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
With the release of the latest results coming out of the MSSP and Pioneer ACO Programs, CMS officials choose unnecessarily to spin the numbers—when in fact, being frank about the challenges would have been better for everyone

Readmissions Penalties Get Very, Very Real

August 23, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
As the mandatory readmissions reduction program under Medicare expands and ramps up, hospital leaders need to ramp up with it—or face dire consequences

Survey: Texas Docs not Ready for ICD-10

August 21, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Just 10 percent of Texas physicians are confident that their practice is prepared to transition to ICD-10 on Oct. 1, according to a new survey from the Texas Medical Association (TMA).

At iHT2-Seattle, Analytics as a Transformational Change Agent in Care Delivery

August 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In Seattle, healthcare leaders addressed a spectrum of issues facing the industry as patient care organizations begin to leverage analytics capabilities for population health and accountable care purposes

Premier Makes Another Acquisition

August 12, 2015   |  David Raths
Just a week after detailing its plan to spend $400 million to acquire CECity Inc., Premier Inc. announced it also bought Healthcare Insights LLC for $65 million in cash.

CMS Releases Q&A Guidance on ICD-10 Flexibilities

July 28, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided more clarification related to its July 6 joint announcement with the American Medical Association (AMA) regarding ICD-10 flexibilities.

MOST INTERESTING VENDORS: Cerner’s $1.3 Billion Bet

July 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
This week, we present profiles of our "Most Interesting Vendors," healthcare IT vendor firms making waves in the industry, and whose trajectories speak to broader trends. On Aug. 5, 2014, the healthcare IT world was stood on its head when Cerner...
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