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Finance, Revenue Cycle

Financing All That Information Technology: One Healthcare Financing Expert's View

August 9, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Gary Amos, of Siemens Financial Services, shares his perspectives on the challenges that healthcare leaders are facing as they try to acquire the capital needed to finance big-ticket IT investments

Should Hospital Leaders See CMS’s Readmissions Penalties as an Operational Emergency Now?

August 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
The future of value-based payment is absolutely here right now, insofar as incentive-driven federal healthcare reimbursement is concerned

More Clarity on Cardiac Bundled Payments: Time to Look at Transitions to Post-Acute Care

August 4, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
A report in the American Journal of Managed Care online is shedding some light on some of the care transitions that will need to be optimized, as mandatory bundled payments are mandated for cardiac care

122 Short-Term Acute Care Hospitals File Lawsuit Against HHS Over Two-Midnight Rule

August 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
More than 100 short-term acute care hospitals are listed as plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell over payment cuts in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...

RCM in the New Healthcare: How Hospitals and Health Systems are Adapting to Change

July 28, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Impact Advisors’ revenue cycle management practice director discusses the biggest RCM challenges hospitals and health systems are facing today, and RCM’s changing role in the new healthcare.

Ready For the New World of Mandatory Bundles? Because the Federal Payment Reform Train Is Clearly on a High-Speed Track Now

July 28, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
HHS’s announcement on July 25 of two new mandatory sets of payment bundles for cardiac care is confirming the emerging reality of Medicare reimbursement for hospitals and doctors going forward

HHS Announces New Mandatory Bundled Payment Models for Cardiac Care, Focusing on MI and CABG

July 25, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Fee-for-service Medicare payment for heart attack care and coronary bypass surgery is about to be transformed, as HHS officials announced today new mandatory bundled payment models for inpatient cardiac care

Survey: 74 Percent of Physician Specialties Saw Increased Compensation in 2015

July 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Average physician compensation increased 3.1 percent in 2015, with 74 percent of physician specialties experiencing increases, according to the latest AMGA Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey.

Special Report: Faster Analytics at University of Michigan Health System

July 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A five-member Fast Analytics team at University of Michigan Health System has incorporated data visualization software that has changed the game for report generation throughout the organization

Medicare Actuaries: U.S. Healthcare Spending to Soar to $5.631 Trillion and 20.1 Percent of GDP in 2025

July 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
The latest estimates of total U.S. healthcare spending, released online on June 17 by Medicare actuaries, point to a worrisome upward trend, with the percentage of U.S. gross domestic product spending on healthcare reaching 20.1 percent by 2025

Survey: Low Physician Awareness, Lack of Preparation for MACRA

July 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Half of surveyed physicians have never heard of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), and 32 percent only recognize the name MACRA, according to a new survey by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

From the Lens of a CIO: Moving Forward on Value-Based Care Efforts Without a Roadmap (Part 1)

July 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
This past April, CIOs from leading health systems convened at the Scottsdale Institute’s Spring CIO Summit to share the challenges and lessons learned in building clinically integrated networks as part of their organizations’ value-based care efforts.


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