|Preparing for ICD-10 Conversion Part 2|
Practice management consultant shares the ‘4 Ts’ for physicians to consider
Editor’s note: The Medical News series, “Preparing for ICD-10 Conversion,” began last month with “8 Steps” for physicians to take now. This month, implementing the “4 Ts” is the focus recommendation to facilitate a smooth transition. Click Here for More ...
|Developing & Designing Effective Ambulatory Facilities|
The recession took a heavy toll on healthcare construction projects across the nation. However, as the economy has begun to improve, projects are beginning to move forward again. Click Here for More ...
|A New View on Clinical Stroke Research|
NIH Hopes to Revolutionize Process through National Network
Everyone wants to build a better mousetrap … but building it over and over again isn’t very efficient. Finding a way to keep the ‘mousetrap’ infrastructure in place while adding new features based on a collective body of knowledge is fundamentally the basis of the new National Institutes of Health Stroke Trials Network. Click Here for More ...
HMA acquisition complete, nation’s largest chain of hospitals scoops forward
Despite staunch opposition from various circles, Community Health Systems (NYSE: CHS) easily sealed its $3.9 billion acquisition of Naples, Fla.-based Health Management Associates (NYSE: HMA) three days shy of the 6-month engagement. Click Here for More ...
|Predicting the ICD-10 Conversion Outcome|
Some pundits liken it to Y2K issue; others call underestimating change ‘dangerous’
Controversy has swirled about a recent New York Times article stating that “some healthcare executives say predictions of a fiasco next Oct. 1 will prove as erroneous as those that said civilization would collapse on Jan. 1, 2000 ... the so-called Y2K issue.” Click Here for More ...