Our society loves the story of a “self-made” man, and even more the one who becomes a baron of industry.
As a consultant helping hospitals shore up their cardiovascular service line organizations, I too often find the providers' logistics grossly fragmented and outdated.
We have found that while it is kinder and gentler to not report patients to credit bureaus, a real threat of credit reporting for nonpayment increases collections.
The Oct. 27 editorial on pricing transparency seems to extol price transparency and/or reference pricing as a panacea.
In response to the recent guest commentary “ICD-10 won't help on cost control”, the elephant in the room is much larger than the author suggests.
The article “Proponents see cloud technology transforming radiology” presents an interesting use of cloud-based radiology, backed with practical examples of networks that are employing this model.
The Oct. 13 cover story, “Devicemakers challenged on resistance to value-based payment,” may leave readers with the mistaken impression that AdvaMed opposes reimbursement reforms designed to provide incentives for reduced costs and higher quality when in fact, we have consistently...
Regarding the recent article “RACs recouped $3B for Medicare in 2013”, I would strongly disagree with the validity of the 18.1% reversal rate claimed by the RAC trade group.
Regarding the Vital Signs blog post “Will Dr. Emanuel opt for death at 75? Maybe not”, the value of life is not in what we do, but who we are. Equating actions, or the ability to perform them, to our ultimate...
Regarding “FDA gets push for device registries”, hip and knee implant registries incorporating refined data for comparative effectiveness, quality monitoring and public reporting are clearly necessary.
As the CEO of a community hospital in North Carolina, I and my staff are challenged professionally, ethically and emotionally by the dire plight of mental-health patients in our community.
Regarding “Evaluating lab outsourcing”, several points should have been included in the article.