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CEOs share 3 strategies for success in a value-based industry

It's not surprising that an American College of Healthcare Executive survey found financial challenges are the top concerns for hospital CEOs. After all the industry faces financial pressures...

National value-based purchasing program needed to drive improvement

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) should create a standardized national strategy for value-based purchasing, similar to the existing National Quality Strategy, argues a new study conducted by the RAND Corporation for HHS.

Wisconsin hospitals reduce readmissions by 22 percent, save $34M

Wisconsin hospitals cut healthcare costs by more than $45 million through a special project aimed at reducing readmissions and controlling surgery-related infections, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA).

Financial challenges lead hospital CEOs' list of top concerns

Fnancial challenges remain hospital CEOs' top concern, the American College of Healthcare Executives' (ACHE) annual survey found.

Public, safety-net hospitals hit hardest by value-based purchasing

The transition from traditional fee-for-service healthcare to the value-based model  may be disproportionately hurting safety-net hospitals, according to an analysis by Ashish K. Jha, M.D., a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health.

More losers than winners in Medicare's Value-Based Purchasing Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced its second round of penalties and bonuses to hospitals under the Value-Based Purchasing Program, and the former outnumber the latter.

For-profits outperform nonprofit, public hospitals on ED measures

For-profit hospitals have an edge over nonprofit and public hospitals in receiving Medicare bonuses because they are doing better at treating emergency department patients for stroke, heart attack and pneumonia, a study from Northwestern Medicine finds.

Value-based purchasing is good news for physicians

Value-based purchasing will once again focus on the relationships with patients, with calls to strengthen the patient experience, according to Carla Rotering, a pulmonologist at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Phoenix.

ICD-10 is launching pad for modern technology

Providers and vendors discuss the topic ad nauseam, but payers are mostly mum when it comes to the massive ICD-10 coding overhaul.  I hate to burst any bubbles, but if payers aren't already on the path toward the October 2014 deadline to convert to ICD-10, they have a lot of work to do. 

Physician assistant role to expand with value-based purchasing

The value-based hospital purchasing program set to launch next month will give physician assistants (PA) more opportunity to improve care and reduce readmissions, according to a commentary in the J ournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.