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    1. Redesigning Care for High-Cost, High-Risk Patients

      Redesigning Care for High-Cost, High-Risk Patients

      Amid the political uncertainties that continue to cloud the future of U.S. health care, one thing hasn’t changed: Patients, clinicians, health plans, payers, and policy makers are still striving to achieve better outcomes at lower costs. Given the heavy financial burden that health care is imposing on the country, the top priority should be fundamentally changing the way we care for high-cost, high-risk patients.

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    2. Windham Brannon Launches Revenue Cycle Consortium To Assist Hospitals With Financial Operations - Windham Brannon

      Windham Brannon Launches Revenue Cycle Consortium To Assist Hospitals With Financial Operations - Windham Brannon
      Windham Brannon Launches Revenue Cycle Consortium To Assist Hospitals With Financial Operations
      Top Revenue Cycle Management Experts to Provide More Accessible Resources for Rural Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

      ATLANTA – (Sept. 13, 2016) – Windham Brannon, a leading provider of tax, audit, accounting and advisory services, today announced the launch of the Revenue Cycle Consortium, which was created to assist rural hospitals and healthcare facilities with financial challenges and revenue cycle issues. 

      “Rural hospitals and community healthcare facilities typically do not have access to deep revenue cycle expertise or the funding for traditional revenue cycle consulting that larger organizations do,” said Valerie ...
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    3. Top Ways to Prepare for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model - Windham Brannon

      Top Ways to Prepare for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model - Windham Brannon

      Top Ways to Prepare for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model

      Hip and knee replacements are the most common inpatient surgeries for Medicare beneficiaries and often involve extended recovery and rehabilitation periods. In 2014, there were more than 400,000 procedures, costing more than $7 billion for the hospitalizations alone. 

      As of April 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shifted how it pays hospitals in the United States for these procedures. Hospitals and surgeons were previously paid for every procedure performed, known as the pay-per-volume model.

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    4. Hospitals Can’t Improve Without Better Management Systems

      Hospitals Can’t Improve Without Better Management Systems

      In all of the loud and necessary debates over how to reform health care in the United States before it bankrupts the country, there is one element that has been continually overlooked: the management systems employed by hospitals. Leaders at good hospitals around the country are working hard on cutting waste and added cost and improving the quality of care and patient satisfaction.

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    5. What Employers Can Do to Accelerate Health Care Reform

      To move from a reactive posture to a proactive leadership position in driving health care reform, large employers have a lever at their fingertips that they have not often deployed in procuring health care: their purchasing power. Providers and health plans are service suppliers paid by employers. Employers can readily apply market forces and supply-chain tools to improve the performance of both.

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    6. How to Teach People About Health Care Pricing

      How to Teach People About Health Care Pricing

      Health plans, employers, and state governments increasingly expect Americans to use information about pricing when making health care decisions. After all, the more consumers know about pricing, the better they can budget for out-of-pocket expenses and for routine costs related to chronic conditions, the more intelligently they can choose among providers, and the more easily they can bring pricing information directly into conversations with those providers.

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    7. Understanding Health Care’s Short-Termism Problem

      Understanding Health Care’s Short-Termism Problem

      “Paying for value” is one of the most overused tropes in health care today. It is also the least well understood, because its meaning is manipulated by each stakeholder. To those who pay the bills — employers, health plans, and even the government — value often means paying as little as possible for services. To patients, many of whom do not pay the full price of the care that they receive, value often means better outcomes regardless of cost.

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    8. On-demand wellness is basically Seamless for your health

      On-demand wellness is basically Seamless for your health

      Sure, you can order food or snag a date online. But how about improving your health and wellbeing with the click of a button?

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      We're busy people, and it's difficult to make time for the dentist or to remember to buy your vitamins. Luckily, a new plethora of online and on-demand services aims to make your life easier and healthier. From yoga to physicals to manicures, there's an app or site for that. You don't even need to step out of the house

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    9. 3 Ways Big Data Is Helping To Create Better, More Affordable Hospitals

      3 Ways Big Data Is Helping To Create Better, More Affordable Hospitals

      American hospitals and care centers are in desperate need of reform. High costs, shocking levels of hospital-acquired illness and average quality of care are leaving healthcare providers looking for modern solutions that can both lower costs and help them provide better, more attentive care for patients.

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    10. Medical Center of Central Georgia pays $20M to settle improper Medicare billing allegations

      Medical Center of Central Georgia pays $20M to settle improper Medicare billing allegations

      The Medical Center of Central Georgia will pay $20 million to settle allegations it billed Medicare for more expensive inpatient services as less costly outpatient or observation services.

      The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Monday the settlement ends the federal government’s investigation into the Macon, Ga., hospital’s inpatient admission practices. The settlement also includes a requirement the company retain an independent review organization to review the accuracy of its claims for services…

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    11. Fixing Health Care Will Require More than a New Payment System

      Fixing Health Care Will Require More than a New Payment System

      Many have argued that healthcare systems need to move away from the fee-for-service model. What these arguments often overlook is the challenge of actually managing that change. Even if a new payment system is put in place, there is no guarantee that healthcare providers will change their behavior with patients. This is the healthcare delivery challenge we at Possible have been facing in rural Nepal. We employ 120 full-time team members to treat over 60,000 patients a year.

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    12. Atlanta’s Top 25 Physician Group Practices

      Atlanta’s Top 25 Physician Group Practices

      Atlanta Business Chronicle’s April 10, 2015, edition features a list of Atlanta’s Top 25 Physician Group Practices. Ranked by current number of physicians, the list is again led by Emory Clinic Inc. with 1,478 physicians, up by almost 50 from 2014. With 90 offices across the metro Atlanta area, the group reported more than 3,800,000 patient visits last year. WellStar Medical Group LLC ranks second on the list, up one spot from last year.

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    13. Columbus hospital in talks with Tenn. firm; Earlier in talks with Piedmont

      Columbus hospital in talks with Tenn. firm; Earlier in talks with Piedmont

      St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga., says it has started “exclusive discussions” with a subsidiary of Franklin, Tenn-based Community Health Systems, with an agreement of some sort between the two expected in the “near future,” the Ledger-Enquirer is reporting.

      The talks could lead to a full or partial acquisition by Community Health Systems or an operating agreement, the paper reports

      In January, the Columbus heart hospital said it was in discussions with Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare,…

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    14. The Skills Doctors Need to Be Effective Executives

      The Skills Doctors Need to Be Effective Executives

      We are witnessing an unprecedented transformation of the health care industry. There has been a rapid growth in jobs and an explosion in the number of start-ups. There are new types of insurance companies such as Oscar; novel provider organizations such as OneMedical, IoraHealth, and ChenMed; and new health information technology companies such as Castlight, Vital, and WellFrame that aim to use technology to improve care and value.

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    15. Reinventing the Way Medicaid Delivers Care

      Reinventing the Way Medicaid Delivers Care

      Some 68 million Americans receive coverage through Medicaid, the federal-state health plan for lower-income Americans, making it the single-largest source of health coverage in the United States. Much of the growth in health insurance coverage under Obama Care comes from the expansion of Medicaid. Yet the Medicaid program has changed little since it was first created in 1965. In most settings, it has mimicked the design and dysfunction of other health insurance programs.

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