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CMS Releases Data on Financial Relationships Between Healthcare Industry, Doctors, Teaching Hospitals

Designed to help consumers understand the financial relationships between healthcare industry officials, physicians and teaching hospitals, and promote transparency and accountability, CMS has released the first round of Open Payments. The program, created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), lists … finish reading CMS Releases Data on Financial Relationships Between Healthcare Industry, Doctors, Teaching Hospitals

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Focus on Preventable Readmissions Could Save Hospitals Financial Penalties

Reporting of hospital readmission rates should be based exclusively on preventable or potentially preventable readmissions, so that hospitals are not unfairly penalized, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University. Preventable … finish reading Focus on Preventable Readmissions Could Save Hospitals Financial Penalties

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CMS, Maryland Work to Modernize State’s Healthcare System

CMS and the state of Maryland have launched a new initiative designed to modernize Maryland’s unique all-payor rate-setting system for hospital services aimed at improving patient health and reducing costs. It will replace Maryland’s 36-year-old Medicare waiver and allow the … finish reading CMS, Maryland Work to Modernize State’s Healthcare System

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Leading Healthcare Executives Optimistic About Healthcare Reform

Nearly two-thirds of the nation’s leading healthcare executives believe the healthcare system will be somewhat or significantly better by 2020 than it is today as a result of national healthcare reform, according to a study published in the Health Affairs … finish reading Leading Healthcare Executives Optimistic About Healthcare Reform

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BCBSM-Munson Contract Embraces Value-Based Reimbursement Approach

Munson Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) are launching a new value-based hospital reimbursement agreement in northern Michigan designed to improve patient care and medical outcomes while also enhancing efficiency and holding down the cost of care. … finish reading BCBSM-Munson Contract Embraces Value-Based Reimbursement Approach

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Hospital Readmission Rates Linked with Quality of Surgical Care

Quality surgical care is strongly linked to hospital readmission rates, according to a study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), which appears in the New England Journal of Medicine. Much of the policy focus in the past has been … finish reading Hospital Readmission Rates Linked with Quality of Surgical Care

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Finding the Right Clinicians for Physician-Hospital Organizations (PHOs)

Finding the right physicians is a crucial first step in ensuring a successful PHO, and depends on a number of factors, including the size of the population you want to serve, explains Travis Ansel, MBA, manager of strategic services, and … finish reading Finding the Right Clinicians for Physician-Hospital Organizations (PHOs)

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Hospital Observation Units Could Save the Healthcare System $3.1 Billion

Despite research showing that observation units in hospitals could save the United States over $3 billion a year, less than one third of hospitals in the country have such units, according to a study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). … finish reading Hospital Observation Units Could Save the Healthcare System $3.1 Billion

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Most Hospitals Not Ready to Participate in ACOs: Survey

Just 13 percent of nearly 1,700 hospitals nationwide are participating in, or planning to participate in, accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the next year, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund. Nearly all of the ACOs in which … finish reading Most Hospitals Not Ready to Participate in ACOs: Survey

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Medicare To Penalize More Than 2,000 Hospitals For Excess Readmissions

More than 2,000 hospitals will be penalized by the government starting in October because of excess readmissions, according to a new report from Kaiser Health News. Nearly 2 million Medicare beneficiaries are readmitted within 30 days of release each year, … finish reading Medicare To Penalize More Than 2,000 Hospitals For Excess Readmissions

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