Healthcare News & Insights

Are you missing value-based payments? Patient experience is key

Today, patients want more from hospitals as far as electronic convenience goes. And as value-based payments continue to grow, the patient experience becomes key. In this guest post, Shawn Yates, director of product management for a company that develops a variety of information systems for providers, reveals how facilities can ensure each patient has the […] [MORE]

Value-based payments: Are hospitals on track to meet goals?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to distribute 50% of Medicare reimbursement to hospitals and healthcare providers through alternative payment models by 2018. Are hospitals on track to meet this goal? The results of a new survey indicate facilities are having limited success with value-based care. 

New Medicaid rule will change how hospitals get paid

Big changes are coming to the Medicaid program, thanks to a final rule published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). And they’re in alignment with the growing focus on value-based reimbursement in health care. 

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]

Calculating costs saves one hospital big bucks

Big changes in the healthcare industry have made hospitals focus more closely on the costs of their services, especially since the feds are revamping their reimbursement policies. Several facilities are trying to get exact cost figures for the services they provide – and some are using this process to their advantage.