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AHA Chair James Hinton on integrated systems, more outpatient care
By 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
By 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
By 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 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'
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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