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Reimbursement
Providers and billing departments face possible communications gap
Providers and billers: A communication gap?
Revenue Cycle Management
Healthcare revenue cycle management market projected to be worth $104 billion by 2025
Rev cycle market worth $104B by 2025
Strategic Planning
Close to one-third of healthcare employees have never received cybersecurity training, report shows
One-third of healthcare employees lack cybersecurity training
Capital Finance
U.S. spends more on healthcare, but not on social services spending, study finds
Higher social spending linked to higher healthcare spending
Supply Chain
Optimizing the total performance of a healthcare supply chain means data and clinical integration
Optimizing the total performance of the supply chain
Accounting & Financial Management
Employer medical benefit costs projected to nearly double the rate of inflation in 2020
Medical benefit costs could soon outpace inflation
Budgeting
Focus on operational efficiency and RTLS technology has given Wake Forest Baptist Health a financial leg up
How RTLS saved Wake Forest $3.5M per year
Quality and Safety
Hospitals face rising risk of sophisticated cyberattacks
Hospitals face rising risk of cyberattacks
Billing and Collections
AHIP supports a federal model of California law to end surprise billing
AHIP supports California law to end surprise billing
Claims Processing
BCBS Institute and Solera partner, pay SDoH organizations through outcomes-based medical claims
BCBS Institute, Solera, to pay organizations through outcomes-based claims
Workforce
Kaiser Permanente workers planning strike that could be largest in more than two decades
Kaiser workers planning large strike
Operations
Inaccuracies found in physician residents' EHR documentation
EHR documentation inaccuracies found
Medical Devices
Apple is developing custom health information tracking chips
Apple is developing custom health chips
Hospital/physician relations
Women in healthcare face more harassment, have fewer opportunities and lower wages, study shows
Women: Fewer opportunities, lower wages
Construction & Facilities Management
Cape Cod Healthcare building $180M patient tower, investing in EHR
CCHC building $180M patient tower
Compliance & Legal
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, settles lawsuits
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy
Policy and Legislation
Pelosi drug bill would give HHS Secretary Alex Azar authority to negotiate prices on 25 drugs
Pelosi drug bill would give HHS authority to negotiate drug prices
Community Benefit
Kaiser Permanente commits $1.65 million to California wildfire relief efforts
Kaiser Permanente commits $1.65 million to California wildfire relief efforts
Accountable Care
Rural hospitals not using bundled payment models, data shows
Rural hospitals not using bundled payment models
Acute Care
Diverting avoidable emergency department visits could save healthcare $32 billion annually
Diverting avoidable ED visits could save $32B
Ambulatory Care
Medical schools, teaching hospitals account for 3% of US GDP, report shows
Med schools, teaching hospitals are 3% of GDP
Analytics
How artificial intelligence can allow providers to get a better handle on social determinants of health data
How AI can harness SDOH data
Business Intelligence
While the price of healthcare is growing, utilization is dropping and price variations persist, report says
HCCI: Price of healthcare is growing, utilization is dropping, price variations persist
ICD-10 & Coding
Physician practices examine risk adjustment coding in wake of federal lawsuits
Practices keeping close watch on risk adjustment coding
Meaningful Use
CMS overhauls meaningful use EHR program, renames it 'Promoting Interoperability'
CMS overhauls meaningful use as 'Promoting Interoperability'
Medicare & Medicaid
Why aren't presidential candidates talking about value-based care?
Why aren't presidential candidates talking about value-based care?
Patient Engagement
Cutting operational costs while improving care quality requires leveraging technology to drive efficiencies
Cutting costs, boosting quality: Efficiency is the goal
Pharmacy
Medications underused in treating opioid addiction, says Mayo Clinic
Opioid crisis: Medications underused
Population Health
Majority of hospitals, physician practices screen patients for at least one SDOH, Dartmouth study finds
Most hospitals screen for at least one SDOH
Risk Management
Hospital employees are clicking on phishing emails, and that's a problem, JAMA study shows
JAMA: Hospital employees are clicking on phishing emails
Telehealth
Use of non-hospital-based provider-to-patient telehealth grew nearly 1,400%
Non-hospital-based telehealth grew 1,400%
Mergers & Acquisitions
Federal court sides with CVS Health/Aetna on their merger
Federal court sides with CVS/Aetna
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Payers must change dynamic with providers to survive in the post-Affordable Care Act world
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Empathetic technologies: Identifying unknown health issues with biomarkers
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Medications underused in treating opioid addiction, says Mayo ClinicSeptember 20 | Jeff Lagasse

Opioid crisis: Medications underused

Along with addiction counseling, the drugs naltrexone,...

Inaccuracies found in physician residents' EHR documentationSeptember 20 | Jeff Lagasse

EHR documentation inaccuracies found

There were noteworthy differences between what physicians...

September 20 | Susan Morse

Cigna expands its ACA footprint

September 19 | Jeff Lagasse

Most hospitals screen for at least one SDOH

September 19 | Jeff Lagasse

How RTLS saved Wake Forest $3.5M per year

September 18 | Jeff Lagasse

Providers and billers: A communication gap?

September 18 | Susan Morse

Court sides with hospitals on site-neutral payments

September 18 | Jeff Lagasse

Hospitals keep far more drug profits than clinics

September 18 | Susan Morse

Brand-name drug rebates reduced spending growth

 

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