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Healthcare accreditors need to teach, and listen, too
By 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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CMS ready to bundle some outpatient care into 'mini-DRGs'
By 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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CMS proposes primary care, hospital outpatient pay rate hikes
By Joe Carlson and Bob Herman | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The CMS kicked off the Fourth of July weekend early with a late Thursday regulation dump that included proposed changes for 2015 to Medicare rates for doctors and a proposal to raise Medicare outpatient payments to hospitals.
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Targeting the right patients for support
By Maureen McKinney | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Ralph Fillingame was fed up. The family physician's aging patients had complex healthcare needs, including multiple chronic illnesses such as hypertension and diabetes, but progress in managing those illnesses was slow.
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WellStar gets court OK to open outpatient surgery center at new 'health park'
By Beth Kutscher | July 03, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
WellStar Health System can open an ambulatory surgery center at its East Cobb Health Park, finally.
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Hospital outpatient prices sharply higher than docs', study finds
By Melanie Evans | June 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hospital outpatient prices for standard blood tests, cancer screening and other services varied widely and were sharply higher, on average, than prices charged by ambulatory clinics and independent doctors, an analysis of autoworker health-plan spending across 18 cities has found.
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Data Points for June 23, 2014: VA outpatient visits surged about 80% from 2002 to 2012
By Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
With the scandal over long wait times, off-the-books appointment lists and quality of care at Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities continuing to unfold, here are some key facts about the VA healthcare system to keep in mind.
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Vital Signs
Castlight illuminates wide gaps in healthcare prices
By Sabriya Rice | June 10, 2014
A patient insured through an employer in Dallas might pay as little as $15 or as much as $343 for a cholesterol test, and a patient in Philadelphia could pay anywhere between $264 and $3,271 for a head CT scan, according to a new cost-comparison map from Castlight Health.
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Information
Chicago-area system proposes smaller renovation
By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business | May 13, 2014
NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill., wants to scale back a $157 million renovation at Skokie (Ill.) Hospital as the facility in the Chicago suburb admits fewer patients and shifts to more outpatient care.
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