Affordable Care Act

7 Ways the ACA Will Change How Your Hospital is Run

December 17, 2013
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Tony Leys of the Des Moines Register has produced a handy list that adequately summarizes the seven ways in which the Affordable Care Act is going to change how your hospital is run. We’ve covered many of these separately before, but this is a concise overview that ties a nice, big bow around most of […]

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Mount Sinai Hospital Reduces Patient Readmissions Thanks to Obamacare Initiatives

September 27, 2013
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Mount Sinai Hospital in New York used to be like many other hospitals in the United States, writes Shannon Pettypiece over at Bloomberg, with high patient readmission rates and customers who would be hospitalized and rehospitalized multiple times over a few months. That is, until the Affordable Care Act provided financial incentives (or penalties) for […]

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Response: HHS Skewing Report to Paint Rosy Picture about HIEs

September 26, 2013
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Yesterday, we wrote about the report from HHS that highlighted the benefits of the new health insurance exchanges and how consumers will be facing lower premiums under healthcare reform. It was a rather optimistic picture in a debate that has been fraught with many dire predictions of economic and Constitutional disaster because of the Affordable […]

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Hospitals and Physicians Don’t Have Time to be Dealing with Political Squabbles over Medicaid Expansion

September 24, 2013
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The politicization of healthcare has always placed providers on edge, but Mark Niquette and Brian Chappatta of Bloomberg report the latest battle over Medicaid is simply something physicians and hospitals don’t have the time to be dealing with. One northwest Ohio rural hospital executive, Phil Ennen, told Bloomberg “he’d be out $1.3 million a year […]

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Antelope Valley Hospital: Edward Mirzabegian, MHA , Chief Executive Officer

March 18, 2013

Antelope Valley Hospital is a $365-million, 420-bed facility that serves 1.2 million people in the greater area surrounding Lancaster, Calif., located about 60 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Offering every service except transplants, Antelope Valley hosts the second-busiest emergency room in the state of California. Because of the mountains in the area, it is […]

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Experts Cite Kaiser Permanente as the Model for Healthcare Reform

February 19, 2013

We here at HCE have had the pleasure of interviewing members of the executive team at Kaiser Permanente before. It is an outstanding organization and very progressive in its goals and aims for healthcare. In an era when everyone is trying to be cutting edge, Kaiser defines cutting edge. This is largely because of its […]

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The Hospitals Most Likely to be Hurt by Readmission Penalties

January 23, 2013

Who is most likely to be impacted by readmission penalties? According to a Reuters article by Andrew M. Seaman, new research published online in The Journal of the American Medical Association has found, “Large teaching hospitals and hospitals that primarily provide care to poor and uninsured patients are most likely to lose federal money under the […]

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