This Week In Healthcare: October 12th, 2012

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October 12th, 2012
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10 Keys to ACO Success

As hospitals, physician groups and other providers position themselves to participate in Accountable Care Organizations, there are many issues that require consideration. We highlight 10 steps and issues that should be taken into account in order to create a solid infrastructure and achieve long-term ACO goals.

Infographic: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Report

The info graphic below is a summary of key findings from the Healthcare Cost Institute's 2010 to 2011's Healthcare Costs and Utilization Report. The report provides a broad look at 2011 health care spending among those with employer-sponsored insurance, covering price, utilization, and spending trends from medical claims of over 40 million people in comparison to last year's results.

 


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Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

5 ways ACOs will save money and benefit patients

 

Medical Billing

Inspector General to increase scrutiny of hospital billing

Medical district chief allegedly defrauds $3.7M from health department 

 

Health IT

Clinicians still lack interoperability in HIEs

Insurers Get Ready For Exchanges, But Exchanges May Not Be Ready For Them

Physicians say HIEs are now a business case

Study Finds that EHR Usage Leads to Better Quality Care

Private Insurance Exchanges––Will They Save Money? Will the Idea Grow?

 

Healthcare Reform

7 Traits of a High Performing Healthcare System

With Telemedicine as a bridge, no hospital is an island 

3 in 5 Physicians Would Quit Today If They Could

ACEP: Frequent ED Users Need Coordinated Care

This reference page helps to clarify the major health reform changes effective in 2012


Primary Care

National Primary Care Week 2012: What makes this year different?

Study: Physician, Patient Engagement Keys to Success in High-Intensity Primary Care

 

Healthcare Costs

Can Banks answer Healthcare Industry needs?

CareFirst CEO dishes on $40M medical home success

The New Era Of Payment Reform, Spending Targets, & Cost Containment In Massachusetts


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