Transparency about a physician's clinical performance and business relationships is increasingly accurate and widely accessible. For hospitals and physicians, it's an uncomfortable spotlight that's growing brighter.Read More
Among Keckley's takeways: there will be tougher negotiations with insurers, growth in bad debt and greater calls for transparency.
September 8, 2014
Lower spending on inpatient care has added to Medicare's solvency, say the program's trustees. The question we should really be asking though is: What's the right allocation of health care dollars to achieve optimal outcomes?
August 4, 2014
A hospital serious about patient satisfaction can ill afford to be content if it scores well on standardized surveys like HCAHPS. Leaders must leverage the full range of patient satisfaction measurement tools to improve outcomes, avoid penalties a...
July 7, 2014
Strategic planning in most hospitals is shortsighted. Often, the process fails to address the toughest questions facing the organization. Given the challenges facing the field, strategic planning needs a makeover.
April 8, 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics is taking aim at retail clinics. While AAP is leading the way on many fronts, it is wrong on this issue.
March 3, 2014
Two Major ACA Programs that Shift Risk to Providers Producing Mixed Results
December 2, 2013
Many employers are still in the dark about the key components of the Affordable Care Act, and take a skeptical view of the overall health care delivery system.
September 19, 2012
Clinical integration is again taking center stage as health systems prepare for the transition from volume to value.Read More
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