September 2015 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

September 2015 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review



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MetroHealth CEO Dr. Akram Boutros on healthcare in 2030
Before Ohio expanded Medicaid in 2014, 28,000 uninsured, low-income patients in Cleveland relied on a program called MetroHealth Care Plus for access to healthcare. Click here to Continue >> 

Meet the Stanford hospitalist-turned-rapper changing healthcare in Las Vegas
There's a new voice adding to the end-of-life care discussion, to the tune of Rihanna and Eminem's hit "Love the Way You Lie." Click here to Continue >>

Chuck Lauer: Management by wandering around
There is a crisis in morale within healthcare today. How can managers turn the situation around? I'd like you to try "management by wandering around." Click here to Continue >>

Kenneth Kaufman: Can legacy providers afford to give up on low-intensity care?
Given strong and growing competition, hospital executives are faced with a critical strategic question: Should they fight to keep their low-intensity business? Click here to Continue >>

The responsibility matrix: A strategy for stronger physician/administrator partnerships
"I want to help people." In medical school interviews and later at matriculation, that was how I, like many aspiring physicians, articulated my reason for wanting to be a doctor. Click here to Continue >>

The corner office: Carilion Clinic CEO Nancy Howell Agee on a life well lived
Nancy Howell Agee has seen almost every side of healthcare. Ms. Agee, RN, MN, has served as president and CEO of Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va., since July 2011. Click here to Continue >>


CMS' final IPPS rule for 2016: 10 things to know
CMS has issued its inpatient prospective payments systems final rule for fiscal year 2016, which calls for an increase in Medicare reimbursements to some hospitals in the next fiscal year. Click here to Continue >>

CMS delays enforcement of 'two-midnight' rule again
With the current delay set to expire Sept. 30, CMS has extended the partial enforcement delay of the "two-midnight" rule through the end of the year. Click here to Continue >>

10 things to know about the new healthcare spending projections
CMS' Office of the Actuary Tuesday announced health spending in 2014 totaled $3.1 trillion. Click here to Continue >>

38 CHS hospitals spin off as new company: 7 things to know
Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems shared plans Monday to spin off 38 hospitals and Quorum Health Resources into a separate company, a move intended to strengthen the CHS' focus on larger markets. Click here to Continue >> 


Leveraging technology to power transformation in today's healthcare environment
Healthcare executives, staff and clinicians consistently say they are both surprised and impressed at how new technology has disrupted the industry. Click here to Continue >>

The path to ICD-10 readiness
After postponements in 2009, 2012 and 2014, the much-anticipated transition to ICD-10 is on the calendar again — this time for October 2015. Hospitals, health systems and other provider organizations across the nation will feel the impact of the change to the new coding system. Click here to Continue >>


50 critical access hospitals to know | 2015
As of April 15, there were 1,332 critical access hospitals throughout the United States. Becker's Healthcare is pleased to highlight the following subset of 50 critical access hospitals to know. Click here to Continue >>


2.5k hospitals penalized by CMS for high readmissions: 10 things to know
In the fourth year of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, 2,592 hospitals will face penalties to their Medicare reimbursements for a high number of 30-day readmissions. Click here to Continue >>

The 38 hospitals facing highest Medicare penalties for readmissions
As part of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, CMS penalizes hospitals with excess 30-day readmissions by docking their pay for all Medicare patients. Click here to Continue >>

Healthcare's silent shortage
The demand for psychiatrists hit a record high in the past year, according to physician search firm Merritt Hawkins, a division of AMN Healthcare. Click here to Continue >>


Insurance megamergers limit nonprofit hospital negotiating power: 5 things to know
The recent wave of mergers and acquisitions in the health insurance sector is intensifying reimbursement negotiations with nonprofit hospitals as the insurance pool shrinks and constrains hospital profitability, according to a recent report from Moody's Investors Services. Click here to Continue >>

10 things to know about Oscar Health Insurance: Will it be the Uber of health plans?
Oscar Health Insurance, a young New York-based start-up valued at $1.5 billion, is lauded as a disrupter among its more traditional contemporaries. Click here to Continue >>


11 most interesting developments in health IT this year
From an unprecedented number of data breaches to new regulatory guidelines to one of the costliest EHR implementations to date, 2015 has been an active year in the health IT sphere. Click here to Continue >>

Cerner wins DOD contract to modernize military health records: 10 things to know
The Department of Defense announced yesterday the bid team comprised of Cerner, Leidos and Accenture won the agency's contract to overhaul the military's health records, the biggest federal IT contract since Click here to Continue >>

Providers Confused by Varying Telehealth Defintions, Policies: 14 Findings
It turns out that state legislators and providers wrestle with defining telehealth- and telemedicine-related terminology in addition to writing the laws that govern the practices. Click here to Continue >>




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