This Week in Healthcare: March 8th, 2013

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March 8th, 2013
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Infographic: The Savings Potential of Self-Funding

Self-funded plans are able to take advantage of significant cost savings, flexible health plan design, increased cash flow and choice in administration. Our infographic compares the required components, cost and savings of fully insured health plans and two types of self-funded health plan options.

Report: The National Commission on Physician Payment Reform

The National Commission on Physician Payment Reform issued a report on March 4th, 2013 listing a number of critical recommendations to control healthcare spending and improve quality by changing the way doctors are paid.  They suggest the 12 recommendations below and provide a five-year plan for transitioning to a blended payment.


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Health IT

A Look at ICD-10 Readiness

Hospitals still treading water on ICD-10

CMS begins process of exploring new electronic transaction standards

If Practices Don't Change, EHRs Lose Money

Leveraging interoperability to address hospital readmissions: new white paper 

Florida HIE will use subscriber fee

When EMR interactions trump patient care

Telemedicine market to grow at a rate of 14% between 2011 & 2018, reaching $32.6 billion

 

Healthcare Reform

Another Big Step in Reshaping Health Care

Inside a ACO-Like Partnership; Physician engagement one reason for success

Ensuring the Health Care Needs of Women: A Checklist for Health Exchanges

State Lawmakers Consider Bills To Establish Health Exchanges

Installation does not equal implementation

3 ways to make readmission policies fair for hospitals

 

Healthcare Costs

Health care overhaul rolls on despite budget havoc

ACA taxes you may have forgotten about

State goal: Show costs at hospitals

Sharp shows how to serve the uninsured: Health facilities incur more than $39 billion annually

Employers unaware of ACA compliance cost on group health benefits

Will the Sequester Cuts Hit Your Healthcare?

Public hospitals, doctors' union clash over pay for performance

 

Healthcare

What can nurses learn from doctors?

Medicare patients should care about the way we pay providers

Analytics take on fraud, readmissions and population health

Most Online Patient Reviews Rate Doctors Highly. Really.

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