Susan Morse

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

By Susan Morse 11:19 am January 31, 2017
Sen. Orrin Hatch: "This has never happened before."
Summit Medical athenahealth portal

Summit Medical Group CIO Paul Shenenberger said that customers are not merely asking for the portal anymore, they're demanding it. 

By Susan Morse 09:17 am January 30, 2017
The provider’s engagement success also enabled it to collect payments more quickly, streamline scheduling and improve patient satisfaction, CIO Paul Shenenberger said. 
By Susan Morse 11:23 am January 27, 2017
Burwell will become the first woman to be president of the university. 
Amita Health risk models

Amita COO for population health Ryan West (left) and chief medical officer Luke Hansen, MD. 

By Susan Morse 01:57 pm January 26, 2017
The provider shares the four key principles it has instituted during two decades of clinical and financial success with capitation arrangements.
population health shared risk
By Susan Morse 01:47 pm January 26, 2017
In the new world of shared-risk, some situations call for creative ways to treat patients that hospitals cannot code for but still yield cost-savings.
By Susan Morse 01:36 pm January 23, 2017
The Next Generation ACO Model tests whether financial incentives are working to improve outcomes. The 45 participants are up from 17 last year. 
By Susan Morse 02:55 pm January 06, 2017
The hacker who targeted Anthem in early 2015, exposing more than 78 million customer records in one of the largest healthcare breaches ever, was acting on behalf of a foreign government.
West Tennessee Cerner MedeAnalytics

Photo courtesy of Western Tennessee Healthcare. 

By Susan Morse 07:09 am January 04, 2017
Nonprofit hospital aiming to improve collections, pre-registration rates and reduce claims denials, an official said. 

CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt

By Susan Morse 11:45 am December 21, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Dec. 20 unveiled a new final rule it said would offer a simpler path for physicians to join alternative payment models to satisfy the requirements of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
CMS Innovation Center CMMI
By Susan Morse 07:14 am December 09, 2016
CMMI said one model will test a four-step process to integrate shared decision-making into clinical practice while the other focuses on shared decision-making outside the doctor’s office. 

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