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Learn ICD-10 Lessons from Australia
July 27, 2011 9:53 AM by Lisa Algeo
Editor's note: This guest blog was written by Anita Archer, who leads Hayes Management Consulting's Regulatory and Compliance Services division. Regarding ICD-10, Australia has already "been there, done that." In Hayes' recent webinar, our guest speaker, Read More...
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Discerning the Need for Dispensing Decisions on Demand
July 26, 2011 3:21 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor's note: This blog was written by Francie Dalton, the founder and president of Dalton Alliances, Inc., a full-line business consultancy in Columbia, MD specializing in the behavioral, management and communication sciences. The executive ranks are Read More...
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Alternative to ACO?
July 20, 2011 11:49 AM by Lynn
You’re certainly familiar with the terms and concept of Accountable Care Organization (ACO), but have you heard of the Medical Health Network? It’s an effort by five private Illinois hospitals of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System—along with Read More...
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AHIMA Releases White Paper on ACOs
July 19, 2011 10:55 AM by Lisa Algeo
Just as the housing market brought unprecedented change in how lending institutions do business, accountable care is commanding change within the healthcare industry to provide high-quality patient care and accurate health information management (HIM) Read More...
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Being a Leader is Hard Work
July 15, 2011 3:13 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor’s note: This blog was written by Scott E. Leonard, MBA, RRT, a former director of two large respiratory care departments, and electroneurodiagnositc labs, echo/vascular labs and EKG labs. He now works in Massachusetts for one of the largest medical Read More...
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Hospital CEOs: Suits & Ties or Lab Coats & Scrubs?
July 13, 2011 4:46 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Publisher Lynn Nace blogged about Amanda Goodall's new study, published in the journal Social Science & Medicine . Dr. Goodall's research suggests that top-performing hospitals are typically ones headed by a medical doctor, not a business manager. Read More...
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Study Finds Hospital Quality Scores Higher in Physician-Run Hospitals
July 13, 2011 9:01 AM by Lynn
According to a study conducted by Physicians Hospital of America (PHA), top-performing hospitals are typically ones headed by a medical doctor. PHA is an organization that offers support, advocacy and educational services to the physician-owned hospital Read More...
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Potential CMS Extension for E-RX Exemptions
July 12, 2011 9:26 AM by Lisa Algeo
(Editor's note: This guest blog is written by Jacqueline Thelian, CPC, CPC-I, a healthcare consultant with Medco Consultants Inc. She is a certified professional coder, auditor, subject matter expert and sought after educator and author with more than Read More...
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Find Strengths and Build on Them
July 8, 2011 3:57 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor’s note: This blog was written by Scott E. Leonard, MBA, RRT, a former director of two large respiratory care departments, and electroneurodiagnositc labs, echo/vascular labs and EKG labs. He now works in Massachusetts for one of the largest medical Read More...
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Personal Health Records: The Vision and the Current Reality
July 6, 2011 9:04 AM by Lisa Algeo
Editor's note: This guest blog is written by Erica Drazen, the managing partner of the Global Institute for Emerging Healthcare Technologies at CSC. The mission of the Global Institute is to monitor worldwide trends, conduct multi-country studies and Read More...
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More Medicare, Medicaid Cuts?
July 6, 2011 9:03 AM by Lynn
According to a New York Times article, the Obama administration is offering to cut billions of dollars from Medicare and Medicaid as part of the negotiation to reduce the federal budget deficit ( http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/us/05deficit.html?_r=1&ref=health Read More...
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