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Renée Cocchi

Renée CocchiRenée Cocchi, Editor of HealthcareBusinessTech, has been writing for the medical and scientific community for 23 years. She got her Master’s degree in Scientific and Technical Communications from Drexel University, and since then she’s been written extensively for physical therapists, fitness industry experts, surgeons, primary care physicians, office managers, coders and hospital executives.
Renee joined Progressive Business Publications (the parent company of HealthcareBusinessTech) 11 years ago to research and launch a group of coding and reimbursement newsletters focused on helping primary care physicians get their financial just desserts from insurance companies and the government. In addition to managing the newsletters, Renee also manages a safety newsletter and two nonprofit newsletters, so she is well verse in the business world.
Renee also writes and manages white papers on a variety of topics for top-level business executives.
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New study shows the majority of patients don’t understand their discharge summaries

Hospitals across the U.S. are doing everything they can to reduce readmissions. A new study offers facilities one more factor to look at when it comes to reducing readmissions – discharge summaries. 

Top 10 issues impacting healthcare industry in 2016

2015, a year marked by transitions for hospitals, definitely wasn’t an easy one for executives or facilities. But what does 2016 have in store for hospitals? PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute answers that question. 

Cancer treatment linked to cardiac issues

Chemotherapy, radiation and other targeted cancer treatments are lifesaving measures for many patients. But what doctors are discovering now is these treatments are wreaking havoc on cancer survivors’ hearts. 

Top 10 Healthcare Business & Technology Stories of 2015

2015 was definitely a year full of transitions for hospitals – value-based payments, patient-centered care, ICD-10. And while keeping up with these changes wasn’t easy, a number of facilities have made strides in reducing hospital acquired infections and readmissions. But be prepared, the focus on these issues isn’t going to fade away in 2016. Before we […] [MORE]

ECRI’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2016

Technology: Hospitals need it to stay competitive, doctors need it to improve patient care with greater precision and safety, and staff need it to enhance workflow. These are all pluses. But, as usual, with the pluses come minuses. That’s why ECRI released its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2016. 

CMS awards $685 million to support quality patient-center care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is often seen as the big bad wolf because it penalizes hospitals for high readmission rates, patients contracting hospital acquired infections, etc. But CMS has a good side, too. For example, it recently awarded $685 million to 39 national and regional healthcare networks and supporting organizations. 

CMS says 2 EHR final rules will make your life easier

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if someone or something made your providers’ jobs easier and less complicated, especially when it comes to electronic health records (EHRs)? 

Hear ye, hear ye: ICD-10 is finally here

For years and years your facility has been preparing for this day, and it’s finally here! Sure, it’s been delayed a few times, but no more! Today is the day of reckoning – the absolute final ICD-10 deadline! 

Medical homes: Better, cost-effective care or waste of time?

Do federally funded health centers deliver better, more efficient care? Do they save money? A new government report offers some answers. 

New study finds physician-owned hospitals aren’t outliers

Physician-owned hospitals (POHs) have gotten a bad rap for years. They’ve been accused of cherry-picking the healthiest patients and leaving the sickest ones for non-POHs. But a new study finds that bad rap may be unwarranted.