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January 4, 2017
Hospitals and health systems can make a more meaningful dent in the costs of care and improve the value of the care they deliver by zeroing in on the social and behavioral health needs of their most complex high-need patients, according to a new report published by The Commonwealth Fund.
Read more: Study Shows How to Meet the Needs of Complex High-Need Patients
December 28, 2016
On December 14, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a final rule amending its medical regulations to expand the scope of practice for certain Advanced-Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) at VA facilities. The VA believes the rule, which becomes effective January 14, 2017, will make it easier for veterans to be seen by medical professionals by increasing the number of available primary-care providers.
Read more: Veterans Affairs Issues Final Rule Expanding Practice Authority
December 14, 2016
The spotlight on the healthcare industry grows brighter every day. The industry is facing immense scrutiny on every aspect of the clinical and business drivers. Healthcare delivery is morphing from a fragmented multi-organizational industry to a more consolidated business structure where major players are merging or acquiring smaller entities. This consolidation transition is happening within a complex, highly regulated and systematized industry. Healthcare delivery is at a crossroads with its consumers. Patients have more control over who provides their care, how it is paid for and the way it is administered. Consumerism is flourishing, and patients now have new tools that provide them with more transparency and control, allowing them to be better prepared to navigate the care continuum.
Read more: 2016 Healthcare Year in Review
December 7, 2016
A report from the American Hospital Association (AHA) outlines emerging strategies to help hospitals in rural and urban communities strengthen their viability in the current environment and preserve their ability to deliver services to vulnerable populations.
Read more: Ensuring Access to Care in Urban and Rural Communities
November 30, 2016
Medicare Administrative Contractors process an estimated 1.2 billion fee-for-service claims each year on behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for more than 33.9 million Medicare beneficiaries. Of the 1.2 billion claims filed in 2015, 123 million or about 10 percent were denied, and 3.7 million of those (about three percent of total claims) were appealed.
Read more: Settlement Offer Announced for Appealed Medicare Claims
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