It's telling that the recent announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalizing Oct. 1, 2015, as the new ICD-10 deadline was met mostly with skepticism, at least by hospital CIOs and provider organizations with whom I spoke last week. Still, there appears to be one big difference between this delay and the last one: Right up front, CMS announced plans for readiness testing for providers, including end-to-end testing.
In an effort to sustain healthcare availability for low-income families, six states will use their own money to extend the Medicaid pay increase to primary care physicians in 2015, Kaiser Health News reported.
In an ever-changing healthcare landscape, hospital leadersmust think long and hard about what they want in a new CEO, making the hunt much more challenging than it was 15 years ago, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
Are United States hospitals prepared to deal with potential Ebola patients? It depends on who you ask.
Medicare spending will slow down over the next decade--and although this bodes well for the federal budget it could also slow down Medicare reform, notes a post in the Morning Consult.
From chief nursing informatics officers to chief information officers, nurses increasingly are taking on new leadership roles in health IT and having a major impact on healthcare innovation and delivery.
When it comes to relationships between health IT vendors and clients, there are many ways to ensure they are positive for both parties involved.
To become successful and stand out in a competitive healthcare industry, hospitals must encourage a culture of personal accountability and complete ownership, from the bosses in the C-suite to the front-line workers administering medication, Joe Tye, CEO of Values Coach Inc., writes in Hospitals & Health Networks.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, healthcare providers may want to invest in physicians who slack, argues a Health Affairs blog post.
Medical groups, like hospitals and health systems, now take steps to reduce utilization and trim costs within their health insurance coverage options for physicians and families.