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AHA's Richard Umbdenstock on value-based payments, narrow networks
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner recently spoke with Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association and vice chairman of the National Quality Forum, about the future of value-based payment, narrow networks and antitrust enforcement.

How Clinical Documentation Improvement Will Boost Your Bottom Line
August 22, 2014
Forward-thinking healthcare leaders are channeling CDI programs that ultimately improve both case mix index and patient care. Download “Top 5 Reasons to implement clinical documentation improvement (CDI)” white paper and find out how you can make CDI the capstone of your new operational...

Reform Update: Some question the value of value-based purchasing
By Sabriya Rice | August 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Next year U.S. healthcare providers will be subject to Medicare penalties if they do not meet up to 26 measures for value-based purchasing. As physicians wait to see if their payments will be docked or boosted based on how they rank, health policy researchers are continuing to raise questions about...

Live@HFMA Video | HFMA leader Joe Fifer on transparency and value
By Modern Healthcare | June 23, 2014
Joe Fifer, president and CEO of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, previews the HFMA's effort to help healthcare systems rationalize their chargemasters, which are confusing consumers and confounding hospital executives called on to explain them.

RCTs: A flawed test of delivery system reform
By Merrill Goozner | February 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The first results from the delivery system reforms being tested under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are mixed. Whether it is accountable care, shared savings or targeting the chronically ill for special attention—three of the more promising experiments among the 40 or so...

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Outlook 2014: Public hospitals | Declining reimbursement ... more consolidation possible ... ACOs ... Medicaid expansion
By Steven Ross Johnson | January 04, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Government-owned hospitals—heavily dependent on Medicaid funding—will face a bifurcated financial landscape in 2014 as they struggle to survive amid declining reimbursements and the financial penalties attached to the quality-improvement initiatives in the healthcare reform law.

A holiday wish list
By Merrill Goozner | December 21, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
This week's edition of Modern Healthcare looks back at the major events of 2013. Since this also is the season for giving gifts and making resolutions, here's a holiday wish list for 2014.

Hospitals question whether latest penalty program will help them improve quality
By Maureen McKinney | December 07, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Thousands of hospitals, large and small, are girding for cuts to their Medicare payments in 2014, as federal pay-for-performance programs aimed at boosting clinical quality, improving patient experience and preventing unnecessary hospital readmissions roll into their second year.

As delivery models evolve, providers will take on more risk, Blum says
By Merrill Goozner | November 16, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Jonathan Blum, the CMS' principal deputy administrator, reveals the agency's views on new healthcare delivery models, the future of payment reform and the ongoing consolidation among providers.

Late News: Medicare payments cut for more than 1,400 hospitals under value-based plan
By Maureen McKinney | November 16, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
More than 1,400 hospitals will see their Medicare payments docked in 2014 as a result of their performance under the CMS' value-based purchasing program, according to newly released federal data.



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