This Week in Healthcare: February 15th, 2013

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February 15th, 2013
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healthcare week feb153 Approaches to Setting Healthcare Prices

Healthcare Reform has accelerated the use of different methods to pay for medical services. Although moving away from fee-for-service payment is widely considered to be a step in the right direction, how we pay for services is only half of the challenge. The other half lies in determining the right amount of payment.

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Health IT

Companies are investing in Health IT to increase patient engagement

More insurance claims are being filed electronically

Report- Health IT use on rise in U.S.

Online consults increasing, despite physician concerns

Webinar: ACO + HIE+Analytics: Enabling Population Health Management

Patient-generated data standards: Stage 3 Meaningful Use


Healthcare Reform

Engaged Patents = Better Outcomes and Costs

‘Essential Benefits’ sent to White House for final review

Report examines challenges facing doctors internationally

APCDs (All Payer Claims Databases) in demand under health reform

Mobile HIX enrollment: A critical asset for ACA success

State of the Union address spotlights Medicare

ACOs Join to Form National Association

Health reform's biggest misunderstanding abt ins - states, not federal gov are in the way of progress


Healthcare Costs

Self-Funded Plans Covering Connecticut Lives Will Pay New Assessment

The Revolving Door: A Report on US Hospital Readmissions

Paper on preventive care utilization rates & comparison of recommended rates.

Out-of-network charges out of line with Medicare

Hospitals Reluctant To Provide Estimates Of Hip Replacement Costs

$4.2 Billion recovered in healthcare fraud probes in 2012

Observation Units Can Improve Care But May Be Costly For Patients

Regulatory Reform will save health care providers $676 million/yr!

Hospitals grab at least $1 billion in extra fees for emergency room visits

ACOs, bundled payment groups 'becoming the face of American medicine,' Sebelius says

The RUC survives



The Learning Healthcare System and Evidence-Based Medicine

In emergency, physicians trust BoB

Tips to help avoid a preventable hospital return

3 Non-provider forces hospitals can expect more from in 2013

Preventing Overdiagnosis looks at the harms of too much medicine

Emergency Medicaid - The Illegal Immigrant Healthcare Loophole


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