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How to Build the Right ICD-10 Team

September 1, 2015 by Zach Watson

Multiple opportunities for further delaying the implementation deadline have come and gone, and each passing chance makes the October deadline for ICD-10 implementation look more definitive.In all honesty, it’s probably long past due. The current ICD-9 code set isn’t well suited for the type of granular data analysis that’s becoming...[read more]

Having Insurance Doesn’t Always Pay: The case of the $1,700 mammogram

August 27, 2015 by Jeanne Pinder

This post appeared originally in MedPage Today, where I wrote it as part of our pricing transparency partnership with MedPage Today. Re-posted with permission. Summary: “I live in metro NY and received a bill for $2200 (approx) for a mammo/Ultrasound, of which approximately $767 was covered by insurance. I was balance billed $1...[read more]

2015 Trends for Rural Hospitals and Rural Healthcare

August 18, 2015 by Moira O'Connell
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According to the NC Rural Health Research Program there have been 56 rural hospital closures since 2010. The reasons behind the closures may vary but the message rings true, rural hospitals are struggling and something needs to be done. From difficulties implanting new HER systems to the re-evaluation of Medicare reimbursements, rural hospitals are looking for new ways to stay afloat. We’ve selected 4 trends that we’ve seen buzzing in the rural healthcare sector this year and that have been helping rural hospitals make the changes they need to succeed.[read more]

ICD-10 Top Ten Resources: The Best Resources in One Place

August 11, 2015 by Danyell Jones

Your ICD-10 Top Ten ResourcesWe know, the ICD-10 Clock is ticking and organizations have only a short time to prepare for the myriad of changes that ICD-10 will bring. If you are like many other individuals in healthcare, you know that your organization needs to be prepared for the ICD-10 impact, but you might not be sure where to begin...[read more]

Calculating the Lifetime Value of a New Patient for Your Medical Practice

August 10, 2015 by Jonathan Catley

When it comes to marketing your medical practice there is a distinct value you assign to new patients. This value is used to help you set marketing budgets and make marketing decisions. Ultimately, you want the greatest possible return on investment. However, you could be using skewed numbers to make these determinations.[read more]

The 5 Biggest Challenges Healthcare Leaders are Facing in 2015

August 5, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

2015 Healthcare Challenges

2015 has been a big year of change for many healthcare systems. With this change, healthcare leaders have been faced with many challenges, including complying with new federal regulations and making strategic moves towards better care. We've compiled a list of the five biggest challenges healthcare leaders have been facing this year.[read more]

3 Big Healthcare Trends To Watch in 2015

July 21, 2015 by Moira O'Connell
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Healthcare trends from specialty pharmacy to accreditation have been gaining traction this year in the healthcare world. We have been keeping an eye on three additional healthcare trends that we expect to hugely impact the healthcare industry through the end of the year and continuing on to 2016. From ICD-10 to telehealth, let's explore these important trends and what they mean for healthcare![read more]

Saving Relationship Medicine with Direct Primary Care

July 8, 2015 by Stephen Schimpff

The fundamental problem in health care delivery today is a highly dysfunctional payment system that leads to higher costs, lesser quality and reduced satisfaction. It also means less time between doctor and patient with the loss of “relationship medicine.” The core problem? Price controls and regulations that reduce the trust and core interactions between doctor and patient.[read more]

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A Healthier Conversation

June 17, 2015 by Edgar Wilson

Lawsuits can stem from poor doctor-patient communication. So how will EHRs change the equation--for better or worse?[read more]

How to Grow Your Private Pay and Elective Care Business

June 15, 2015 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

The rising tide of consumerism in healthcare is challenging for both the patient and the physician. The patient is now the freshly minted and newly empowered customer. For many providers, this unfamiliar landscape presents a new opportunity to engage with patients.[read more]

Hospital Selfies and Stars: Patients Look Deeper Than HCAHPS

June 9, 2015 by Lonnie Hirsch

There’s a New Consumer in your service area. No longer “merely a patient,” healthcare reform and societal dynamics have empowered a new breed of high-expectation consumers and value-aware shoppers. Before they select a hospital or provider—for themselves or family members—they are increasingly informed about outcomes, reputation, safety scores, patient experience and the cost of care.[read more]

Bonuses for Broccoli

June 4, 2015 by Christine Kapsa, NP, DNP

What can be done with the $28.5 billion in bonuses Wall Street employees received last year? How about insurance for over ten million low income Americans? How about stocking the fridges of 4.2 million families with fresh veggies and healthy produce for one year?[read more]