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Reimbursement Revisit | Healthcare Reimbursement, Payment Innovation, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, Rob Lazerow, Advisory Board Company, Fee-for-Service, Pay-for-Performance, Bundled Payments, Shared Savings Program, ACOs
Reimbursement Revisit

A Look at payment innovation

While physicians and facilities have long had to keep up with different negotiated contract rates among payers, the reimbursement landscape has become much more varied over the last few years as a push toward payment innovation has ushered in a host of reimbursement options ranging from shared savings programs to bundled payments to carrot-and-stick compensation as applied to quality and efficiency metrics.

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Manners Matter | Nick Hernandez, ABISA LLC, Dr. Saul Adler, Dr. Barry Silverman, Your Doctors’ Manners Matter, Tim Nicholson.
Manners Matter

As the New Health Economy forces physicians to become patient-centric, customer service moves to the forefront

For years, the primary care doctor was a trusted person considered almost family.

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No Longer Last in Line | Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing Facility, SNF, Rehab, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Senior Care, Long-term Care, LTAC, Post-acute Care, National HealthCare Corporation, NCH, Gerald Coggin
No Longer Last in Line

The changing role of SNFs

Just as the notion of what’s considered ‘old’ has changed in today’s society … think ‘70 is the new 50’ … so too has the role and function of skilled nursing facilities.

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Conducting Innovative Public Health Prevention Research | Florida Prevention Research Center, University of South Florida, CBPM-Policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer, Dr. Carol Bryant, Dr. Julie Baldwin.
Conducting Innovative Public Health Prevention Research

After congressional budget cuts, fewer Prevention Research Centers made the funding list for projects focusing on population health disparities

TAMPA – Lexington Market-East End, a mini-market located in a historically black “food desert” neighborhood in Kentucky, was once considered an eyesore and unsafe place to shop.

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Funding America’s Prevention Research Centers

CDC reveals 2014-2019 list of PRCs and their population health projects

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Study: Medical costs up to 20% higher with hospital-owned physician groups - Los Angeles Times

Counsel & Heal

Study: Medical costs up to 20% higher with hospital-owned physician groups
Los Angeles Times
Raising fresh questions about healthcare consolidation, a new study shows hospital ownership of physician groups in California led to 10% to 20% higher costs overall. The UC Berkeley research, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical ...
Calif. Physician-Owned Medical Groups Have Lower Care CostsCalifornia Healthline
Bureaucrats are killing private medical practiceThe Hill (blog)
Hospital mergers and acquisitions leading to increased patient costsUC Berkeley

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Posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:57 pm CDT

Medical costs up to 20% higher at hospital-owned physician groups, study finds - Los Angeles Times

Medical costs up to 20% higher at hospital-owned physician groups, study finds
Los Angeles Times
Raising fresh questions about healthcare consolidation, a new study shows hospital ownership of physician groups in California led to 10% to 20% higher costs overall for patient care. The UC Berkeley research, published Tuesday in the Journal of the ...

Posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:30 pm CDT

UMMC physician leads state medical group - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson Clarion Ledger

UMMC physician leads state medical group
Jackson Clarion Ledger
The association is comprised of nearly 5,000 physicians and medical students. Brunson, who spent the last year as president-elect, previously served as chairman of the MSMA board of trustees and was elected Physician of the Year and as a delegate to ...

Posted Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:35 pm CDT