Susan Morse

Susan Morse is Associate Editor of Healthcare Finance. You can follow her at @susanmorseHFN

Marc Harrison Intermountain

Intermountain's new CEO Marc Harrison, MD, will take the helm in October. 

By Susan Morse 09:44 am May 23, 2016
Marc Harrison, MD, will replace current CEO Charles Sorenson, who intends to stay on and work with Intermountain’s Healthcare Leadership Institute. 
By Susan Morse 09:26 am May 20, 2016
Under the new Accountable Care Organization, Cigna will reward doctors for healthier populations and reduced expenses. 

Rural and small provider groups have "a bunch of angst right now," House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Chairman Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, told CMS Chief Andy Slavitt during testimony on MACRA this week.

By Susan Morse 09:26 am May 13, 2016
Implementation of MACRA will impact not only physicians, but also the hospitals with whom they partner, the American Hospital Association told Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of CMS, and the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health on Wednesday.
By Susan Morse 02:44 pm May 03, 2016
McKesson and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona are partnering to create a new service that helps physician practices that may not be part of a value-based network take on risk as traditional accountable care organizations do.
By Susan Morse 02:16 pm May 03, 2016
As physicians study the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Models outlined in the newly proposed MACRA rule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its finalized Quality Measure Development Plan in support of the new payment structure.
By Susan Morse 11:06 am April 26, 2016
In the first major overhaul of Medicaid managed care requirements in more than a decade, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published new rules on April 25 that affect how Medicaid works for the nearly two-thirds of beneficiaries who get their coverage through private managed care plans.
By Susan Morse 01:31 pm April 11, 2016
The new model is expected to work hand in hand with data and technologies to boost care, lower cost, and advance the industry toward becoming a learning health system.
By Susan Morse 12:11 pm April 04, 2016
The research also found that womens’ salaries grew at a higher rate than their male counterparts, while orthopedists, cardiologists, dermatologists are the highest-paid doctors.  
By Susan Morse 01:17 pm March 29, 2016
Rather than streamlining operations such as clinical and IT that could create significant savings, many merged organizations continue running acquired hospitals as individual entities, the consultancy found. 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.
By Susan Morse 09:23 am March 29, 2016
The American Medical Association and 20 other groups called on the agency to refine Medicare Shared Savings to ramp up participation. 

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