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Addiction: The Road to Recovery After the Hospital

November 24, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

The prevalence of addictions has risen sharply in recent years. According to the CDC, 2.5% of people over the age of 12 have illegally used drugs in the past month. Since addictions are more common than ever before, medical professionals are looking for new ways to help treat their patients. Many doctors are trying to treat addictions with the use suboxane. However, others prefer alternative treatments.[read more]

Head of the DOJ's Antitrust Division Raises Concerns About Two Proposed Mega-Mergers Between Leading Health Insurers

November 20, 2015 by Katie Brant

The anticipated mergers between four leading health insurers, namely, Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc., and Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp., are causing quite a stir among the American Medical Association (AMA) and antitrust enforcers. They view these mergers as being detrimental to competition and a possible violation of antitrust laws and principles.[read more]


How to Improve Patient Relationship this Holiday Season

November 20, 2015 by Dennis Hung

The holiday season is a time of giving, making memories, overeating and probably more than one family squabble. In addition to finding tips online on how to host the best holiday party ever, the Internet has a plethora of ways to manage stress, repair relationships and even keep extra pounds at bay. With the holiday frenzy, medical...[read more]


Simplifying Payer Enrollment Process

November 19, 2015 by Lisa Simmons

Experienced medical staffing professionals know that credentialed Providers cannot generate revenue until they are enrolled with Payers, although payer enrollment can be complicated, it is an absolute necessity for healthcare organizations as it clearly impacts their revenue.[read more]


Easy Giveaways to Grow Mindshare as a Healthcare Provider

November 18, 2015 by Dave Sarro

Hospitals are doing some crazy things to drive patient satisfaction. Since the introduction of hospital amenities, from custom meals and valet parking to loyalty programs and rewards, healthcare institutions have to worry almost as much about doing good business as they do about providing quality care.[read more]

4 Healthcare Trends Set into Motion by the ACA

November 18, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

2015 marks the Affordable Care Act's 5th anniversary. Five years later, the ACA has sparked change in the healthcare ecosystem and is continuing to churn the wheel of change. But what changes should healthcare organizations expect for the future?[read more]

Best Practices for Physician Alignment

November 17, 2015 by James Dias

As health care continues to shift toward an environment where payment is dependent on the patient’s entire episode of care, hospitals and physicians have more motivation to work together. To achieve successful physician alignment with your hospital, it’s important to choose the best fit strategy, create an appealing environment and get your team on board with your goals.[read more]

5 Key Elements of the Peer Review Process

November 13, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

Lately we have been talking about the importance of Independent Review Organizations (IROs) and peer reviews in the healthcare ecosystem. Today we continue this discussion and delve deep into the importance of the peer review process. So let’s take a look at the 5 core building blocks of the peer review process.[read more]

Emergency Nurses: An Overabundance of Violence

November 11, 2015 by Annette Hogan

As part of a normal workday, emergency nurses witness the injuries and human suffering that result from violence. But what about when emergency nurses become victims of violence?[read more]

How Data Can Help You Get New Patients

November 11, 2015 by Michael Sherman

How do you know if your marketing touch points are working? Having a data strategy in place will help your organization make better and more cost efficient marketing decisions to help get new patients in the door.[read more]


Strategies for Optimal Hospital Supply Chain Solutions

November 9, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

The demand for healthcare is growing exponentially. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) experts believe that the demand will accelerate through at least 2020. While healthcare providers are facing growing pressure to deliver quality services to their patients, they are facing challenges ensuring they have sufficient...[read more]

Elephants, middlemen, and systems – oh, my!

November 6, 2015 by Casey Quinlan

Profit over patient care seems to matter the most in the U.S. healthcare system.[read more]