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Harnessing Physician Competition to Transform the Patient Experience

September 20, 2013
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Most healthcare leaders agree changing the culture is the most difficult aspect of transforming the patient experience at their respective organizations, writes Jacqueline Fellows at HealthLeaders Media, which is why some organizations have begun to take advantage of the competitive nature of physicians in order to implement that change. Mary Anna Sullivan, M.D., chief quality […]

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CMS Reveals 10 Things Providers Need to Know about HIEs

September 4, 2013
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In preparation for the Oct. 1, 2013, launch of enrollment for the Health Insurance Exchanges, CMS has released a handy breakdown of what it thinks healthcare providers need to know about the Health Insurance Marketplace. First, providers should understand where this Marketplace exists: online. According to CMS, the goal is to make this online Marketplace […]

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Trend: Primary Care Physicians are Accepting More Medicare Patients than Before

August 27, 2013
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Here’s one of those trends for which the long-term implication can be difficult to decipher. According to Kelly Kennedy in USA Today, physicians are actually accepting more Medicare patients now than in previous years. This, in spite of the fact that 9,500 physicians opted out of Medicare in 2012 compared to 3,700 in 2009, a […]

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A Tale of Two Letters (Part 2 of 2): AMA Challenges CMS on Federal HIE Standards

April 4, 2013

Editor’s Note: In the second half of March, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services received two letters from influential voices in healthcare directly challenging recently proposed or enacted measures. The first challenge from the American Hospital Association regarding a new patient-experience survey was discussed in our last post. The second challenge from the American […]

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A Tale of Two Letters (Part 1 of 2): AHA Challenges CMS’ Newly Proposed Patient Experience Survey

April 4, 2013

Editor’s Note: In the second half of March, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services received two letters from influential voices in healthcare directly challenging recently proposed or enacted measures. The first challenge from the American Hospital Association regarding a new patient-experience survey is detailed below. The second challenge from the American Medical Association on […]

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Maryland Health Officials Seek Sweeping Changes in Hospital Reimbursements

April 2, 2013

Maryland health officials are suggesting drastic measures to reform its hospital payment system. Last week, they submitted to CMS changes that can only be described as sweeping. As the Associated Press reports, these changes are “the most significant in 40 years” for the state, with the goal being to keep Maryland’s “unique Medicare waiver agreement […]

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These 10 Healthcare Technologies are Impacting C-Suite Decision Making (Part 1 of 2)

April 1, 2013

When interviewing various C-suite executives from healthcare organizations around the country, HCE frequently asks them about the trends they’re seeing in the marketplace, especially in the IT department. In our next two posts, we’re going to take a look at an article by Ryan Chiavetta and Chelsea Rice from HealthLeaders Media that details the 10 […]

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Healthcare IT (Part 2 of 2): A Data Overload

March 15, 2013

Yesterday, we looked at the worker-shortage crisis facing healthcare IT departments around the country. Today, we look at the data and integration issues facing those same departments. A compelling piece by Michael Zeis in the January/February 2013 issue of HealthLeaders magazine breaks down these “considerable hurdles” into three categories, each of which are quoted below. […]

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Medicare Patient 30-Day Readmission Rates Fell in 2012

March 4, 2013

Healthcare executives across the country have been frustrated with their 30-day patient-readmission rates, especially among Medicare recipients. For five years or so, it seemed like nothing could be done to keep these rates from increasing. However, 2012 might have been a turning point, according to CMS. As Stephanie Armour reports for Bloomberg, “Thirty-day readmission rates […]

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Industry Survey Reveals Goals and Priorities of Healthcare Leaders (Part 1 of 2)

February 26, 2013

HealthLeaders Media recently conducted its 2013 Industry Survey and discovered that healthcare leaders “are still in a quandary: unhappy about the healthcare industry as a whole but convinced that their own organizations are moving in the right direction,” reports Margaret Dick Tocknell. The majority believe the industry is still “on the wrong track,” but “the […]

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