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Cedars-Sinai Leaders Articulate their Case for their Healthcare Solutions Accelerator Initiative

November 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
At the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills, senior leaders from the Cedars-Sinai health system shared the journey around their development of an accelerator program, designed to help bring forward solutions to improve patient care and operations

The MACRA QPP 2018 Final Rule: Is It a Glass Half-Empty or a Glass Half-Full?

November 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
What one thinks of the QPP CY 2018 final rule could depend at least partly on a number of factors, including where one “sits” in the healthcare stakeholder constellation—and what one might have to do to respond to it, as a result

Media Reports: GE Explores Divesting Its Healthcare IT Business

October 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
According to multiple media reports, sources have reported that General Electric Co. (GE) is exploring selling off its transportation business and all or parts of its healthcare information technology business.

New CMS Data on ACOs: Maybe Not a High-Speed Train, But a Train Nonetheless

October 17, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
CMS’s release last week of data from the Pioneer and Next Gen ACO programs revealed genuine progress being made among participating ACOs—with lots of opportunity for ongoing improvements, of course

One Healthcare RCM Leader Shares his Perspectives on Navigating the Shifting Landscape

October 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Brian Sanderson, managing principal of Crowe Horwath LLP healthcare services group, discusses strategies for CFOs to navigate the shifting landscape around revenue cycle management and reimbursement.

As North Carolina Moves Towards Medicaid Managed Care, Its Leaders Approach the Operational Issues

October 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
As North Carolina moves to transform its Medicaid program into a managed care one, its operations leaders are tackling the process and IT challenges involved, notes Sam Gibbs, a speaker at the upcoming Health IT Summit in Raleigh

Healthcare Finance Leader: Why CFOs Need to Work Smarter, Not Harder

October 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Sandra Wolfskill, director of healthcare finance policy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association, shares her perspective on the evolving payment landscape facing healthcare finance leaders and what CFOs should be focusing on right now.

Leveraging IT to Optimize Revenue Cycle Management

September 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
Practice leaders are increasingly automating and streamlining RCM processes and seeing marked improvements to the bottom line due to decreases in denial rejections and optimized reimbursements.

Developing a Robust RCM Strategy in an Evolving Payment Landscape

September 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
Priorities are shifting these days as healthcare CFOs are under immense pressure to optimize revenue cycle performance. Healthcare finance thought leaders share their perspectives on developing a robust RCM strategy in an evolving payment landscape.

RCM Technology Companies Navicure, ZirMed Announce Merger

September 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Healthcare revenue cycle management technology companies Navicure, based in Duluth, Georgia, and Louisville, Kentucky-based ZirMed announced last week that they have signed a definitive agreement to combine companies.

Lack of Good Data an Obstacle to Healthcare Cost Transformation Efforts

September 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
More than 50 percent of hospitals and health systems do not have an adequate cost reduction goal in place, and a lack of good data and insight into costs may be the primary reason for the low-cost reduction goals and limited progress at organizations, according...

Beyond EHR Optimization: The Advisory Board’s Barras Parses the Post-Implementation Challenges Facing CIOs

July 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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As the leaders of patient care organizations move forward into the post-EHR-implementation phase, they face a welter of challenges around interoperability and analytics for performance improvement, says Rob Barras of The Advisory Board Company

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