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Wal-Mart's Sam's Club plans private insurance exchange, and other briefs
Modern Healthcare | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A new health insurance exchange announced last week by a large retailer is betting that analysts who predict that roughly 40 million people will buy their health plans through a private online marketplace by 2018 are right.
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USC to invest in surgery centers with for-profit partner
By Bob Herman | October 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California, an academic medical center based in Los Angeles, has agreed to develop a network of ambulatory surgery centers throughout the area with Surgical Care Affiliates, a publicly traded operator of surgical centers.
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Dialysis demand strong as kidney disease grows
Steven Ross Johnson | October 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Demand for kidney dialysis is expected to increase in the U.S. as the elderly population grows and the prevalence of chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease rises. The U.S. has a higher rate of dialysis utilization than all other advanced countries except Japan, and the...
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Rural hospital patients face higher out-of-pocket costs for outpatient services
By Bob Herman | October 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medicare patients who receive routine outpatient care such as IV bags and heart tests pay considerably more out of their own pockets at critical-access hospitals than at other general acute-care hospitals, according to a report released Wednesday from HHS' Office of the Inspector General. For some...
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AHA Chair James Hinton on integrated systems, more outpatient care
Modern Healthcare | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner recently spoke with James Hinton, CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, who has chaired the American Hospital Association board for the past year. Since joining Presbyterian in 1983 and in nearly two decades at its helm, he helped create...
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Ambulatory surgery centers can be risky for older patients
Sabriya Rice | September 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In the wake of the surgery-related death of comedian Joan Rivers, patient-safety leaders and some physicians are calling on outpatient surgery centers to carefully select elderly patients eligible for surgery and encouraging patients to question the qualifications of physicians performing the...
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CMS' proposed cuts for partial hospitalization irk providers
Virgil Dickson | September 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Providers are urging the CMS to reverse course on proposed reimbursement cuts for partial hospitalization, a treatment category that allows patients to live at home while getting intensive care at a hospital or treatment center for mental illness or substance abuse.
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Healthcare accreditors need to teach, and listen, too
By Dr. W. Patrick Davey | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The shift of healthcare delivery from inpatient to outpatient settings continues at a rapid pace, allowing people to address their needs through practitioners and places never imagined 10 years ago.
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Webinar: Patient Engagement | Now Available On-Demand
July 17, 2014
Patient Engagement: A Key Strategy for Population Health Management
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CMS ready to bundle some outpatient care into 'mini-DRGs'
Bob Herman | July 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In an attempt to better align Medicare's payment systems, the CMS plans to implement new, more inclusive bundled outpatient codes akin to inpatient diagnosis-related groups.
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