Accountable Care

King v. Burwell debate photo from Twitter user SEUI.
By Neil Versel 09:50 am March 05, 2015
The oral arguments the U.S. Supreme Court heard Wednesday in King vs. Burwell did not address any health IT provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but the ruling could have far-reaching effects on the future of American healthcare.
Trophy
By Mike Miliard 11:21 am March 04, 2015
The 100 Top Hospitals recognized this week by Truven Health Analytics boast shorter lengths of stay, fewer complications, lower 30-day readmission rates and "have been objectively proven to provide high value to their communities."
Supreme Court
By Healthcare IT News 10:49 am March 04, 2015
Oral arguments begin today in yet another Supreme Court case that could threaten the existence of the Affordable Care Act, challenging the legality of one of its key components.
Credit card payment
By Mike Miliard 10:26 am March 04, 2015
Although most providers believe collecting from patients up-front is critical, surprisingly few of them do, according to a new report, which sees patient access technologies as critical to help reduce bad debt.
Docs
By Mike Miliard 10:21 am March 03, 2015
Thanks to committed pursuit of its quality measurement programs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says the U.S. has made "clear progress" in achieving better care at lower cost for healthier populations.
Calculator and spreadsheet
By Mike Miliard 08:22 am March 03, 2015
After Mike Simms, vice president of revenue cycle for Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health, signed on with one RCM vendor, he quickly found himself wishing he'd followed his hunch the first time around.
Docs discuss
By Gus Venditto 02:55 pm February 27, 2015
The signs coming out of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are crystal clear: New policies will continue to push hospitals toward value-based care -- whether they're ready or not.
Connected patients
By Chris Nerney 08:07 am February 26, 2015
Electronic messages don't do a good job of identifying where a patient's last healthcare activity took place, let alone at a granular level.
Halee S. Fischer-Wright, MD
By Mike Miliard 11:31 am February 20, 2015
The Medical Group Management Association on Friday named its new president and chief executive officer -- a health system chief medical officer, former management consultant and best-selling author.
Phrenology head
By Mike Miliard 11:06 am February 20, 2015
A new partnership between a Portland, Oregon, behavioral health services provider and a local health system will use an HIE tool to link the hospital's acute care data with a specialty behavioral health EHR.