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Walmart Experiments with New Healthcare Payment Model

April 25, 2013

“American healthcare is screwed up. It is a bizarre market where the prices that patients pay do not match the quality of care,” Shelly DuBois of CNNMoney observes, adding that there is nothing new about this assessment. The question is, why are the market prices so out of step with the quality of the provided […]

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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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Federal Requirements Leave Healthcare Organizations Frustrated and Powerless

December 6, 2012

If you as a healthcare executive are frustrated with the quality improvements that have been made by your organization still not being enough to satisfy the federal government, then don’t worry, Alicia Caramenico writes over at FierceHealthcare. You’re not alone. “With a national effort to improve care and cut costs, healthcare providers have a lot […]

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Providers clash with Medicare over readmission measure

August 23, 2012

As summer wanes, tensions are simmering between Medicare and healthcare providers, especially after a new readmission measure was approved by the National Quality Forum (NQF) with allegedly little input from industry professionals. According to a July 23, 2012, article from Kaiser Health News, this conflict is rooted within the nationwide failure to reduce readmissions rates, […]

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