LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-
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Brian A. Nester, DO, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Penn., first considered a value-based healthcare system in…

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HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation and Progress
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In 1979, Richard Merkin, MD, founded the organization that would eventually become Heritage Provider Network.

In its earliest days, HPN lacked the financial and human capital to provide traditional solutions to…

HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation…
MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh Start
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In 2007, the historic King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., closed, after years of persistent and unresolvable quality and patient safety problems.

King Drew had originally been founded by…

MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh …
Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing Marketplace
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Hospitals and physicians aren’t the only ones that have spent the past few years adjusting to the Affordable Care Act. Payers have also had to change up their systems and…

Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing …
Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LIJ to Improve Care Continuum for Patients
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Dr. Jonathan Mawere has been with Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility (QBECF) in Woodside, N.Y., in various capacities since 1999.

Founded in 1995, QBECF is a 280-bed, state-of-the-art nursing facility that…

Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LI…
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The HIE Conundrum: Patient Liability and Payer Education (Part 3 of 4)

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We’ve been looking at the impact that health insurance exchanges (HIEs) are expected to have on a hospital’s revenue cycle, as detailed by Rene Letourneau in the June issue of HealthLeaders magazine. So far, we’ve discussed bad debt and cost sharing in relation to patient participation in the exchanges. Now, let’s turn our attention to […]

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The HIE Conundrum: Cost Sharing and Patient Participation (Part 2 of 4)

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In our last post, we began examining the impact health insurance exchanges (HIEs) are going to have on a hospital’s revenue cycle, as explored by Rene Letourneau in the June issue of HealthLeaders magazine. Obviously, the way in which HIEs will operate is still a big question, namely how uninsured patients will qualify for participation […]

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The HIE Conundrum: Bad Debt and the Uncertainty Factor (Part 1 of 4)

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Is healthcare reform going to help or hurt your revenue cycle? This question has plagued hospital executives since the day of PPACA’s conception. The answer, as with most elements of reform, is decidedly mixed, reports Rene Letourneau in the June issue of HealthLeaders magazine, especially in the area of health insurance exchanges. Tim Nguyen, corporate […]

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Kaiser Permanente: George Halvorson, Chairman & CEO

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The roots of Kaiser Permanente date back to the depression era when a pre-payment system for hospital services was developed for workers on the aqueduct project in the Mojave Desert, California. Today the organization is a care delivery and care financing entity covering about 8.6 million people. The group operates hundreds of care sites and […]

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Leading Healthcare Reform Supporter Boasts Highest Insurance Rates in Southern California (Part 2 of 2)

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A few years ago, HCE profiled healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente. In the article, George Halvorson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser, spoke passionately about his organization’s efforts to reduce costs for healthcare consumers. “The best care costs less,” he said. “If you have half as many heart attacks, half as many asthma crises … that’s better […]

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Leading Healthcare Reform Supporter Boasts Highest Insurance Rates in Southern California (Part 1 of 2)

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One of the country’s most famous and influential healthcare organizations and a leader in healthcare reform implementation is under fire for what some critics are deeming an intentional strategy to keep the sick and uninsured out of their system, reports Chad Terhune for The Los Angeles Times. Kaiser Permanente, based in California, has been one […]

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Sandoz, Inc.: Don DeGolyer, President

Sandoz, Inc., is a global generic-pharmaceutical company and the number-two player in the global -generic industry. For the past several years, it has also been one of the fastest-growing companies within the industry. Don DeGolyer, president of Sandoz’s North American operations, said that the company’s mission is centered on providing high-quality, more-affordable pharmaceuticals to the […]

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The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Steven M. Altschuler, CEO

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was founded in 1855 and holds the distinction of being the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Over 150 years later, it is still breaking ground and progressing toward the future, all in the name of keeping children healthy. CHOP began as a single, 12-bed hospital. It is now a 516-bed […]

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Hospitals Reducing Readmissions Because It’s the Right Thing to Do

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It doesn’t take a healthcare expert to deduce that reducing patient readmissions can harm a hospital’s patient volumes. With most of the healthcare industry still operating under a fee-for-service model, this can take a serious chunk out of an organization’s revenue stream. Down the road, when fee-for-service is ancient history and value-based care is the […]

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The George Washington University Hospital: Kimberly Russo, Chief Operating Officer

With a national reputation for quality and service and a range of patients that includes heads of state, The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., holds itself to extremely high standards for patient care. “Healthcare is about providing high quality and service to patients so they can get on with their lives,” said Chief […]

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