Value-Based Health Care is Antithetic to Patient-Centered Care

Value-Based Health Care is Antithetic to Patient-Centered Care

Value-based health care is antithetic to patient-centered care. Value-based health care is also diametrically opposed to excellence, transparency and competitive markets. And value-based health care is a shrewdly selected and disingenuously applied misnomer. Value-based pricing is not a health-care innovation. Value-based pricing is why a plastic cup filled with tepid beer costs $8 at the ballpark, why a pack of gum costs $2.50 at the airport and why an Under Armour pair of socks costs $15.
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Florida Blue and Baptist Health Care Corporation Form ACO

Florida Blue and Baptist Health Care Corporation Form ACO

On Monday, Florida Blue and Baptist Health Care Corporation announce the execution of an ACO agreement that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care in northwest Florida. Through this arrangement, the organizations plan to improve the patient experience by enhancing the coordination of care between BHC and Florida Blue. Built around the Baptist Medical Group (BMG) network of physicians, the BHC accountable care organization will provide coordinated care to patients with the
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M*Modal Unveils New ICD-10 Provider Coding Services

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  To help the healthcare industry address medical coder shortages in advance of the ICD-10 mandate, while preserving accurate revenue realization, M*Modal today announced the availability of comprehensive outpatient medical coding services. M*Modal’s technology-enabled services program combines coding experts with advanced cloud-based solutions to deliver quality results with fast-turn-around time, enabling organizations to offload high-volume outpatient coding, increase productivity and
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The Squeeze Is On For U.S. Hospitals

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Lots of financial scrambling, but the numbers still don’t add up Is healthcare a business? In the United States, the question has been asked time and again but never satisfactorily answered. By virtue of publically financed healthcare systems, the rest of the developed world has decided, to a greater or lesser extent, that medicine and healthcare are not pure businesses—that citizens have a right to care, even when they can’t pay all associated costs. It’s starting to look like Americans
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Up to $12B in Unnecessary Medical Imaging Is Wasted Annually

12B in Unnecessary Imaging Is Wasted Annually

The United States wastes nearly $12 billion dollars on unnecessary medical imaging each year, according to a recent study by peer60 that explores  new survey of 196 hospital leaders.  Since 2012, the United States has spent at least $2.8 trillion on health care yearly.  But according to all the research reports and statistical data out there, the extra funds are not doing us any favors; most other developed countries have significantly lower costs.
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Look Beyond Coding: Optimizing Your HIM Department for Value

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47 percent of hospital leaders plan to outsource their coding efforts by October 1, 2015, according to a recent survey of 650 hospital leaders by Black Book Rankings. Given the 21 percent national coder shortage by industry estimates, hospital CFOs must look beyond coding to optimize their HIM department operations to improve their overall efficiency.
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WEDI Releases ICD-10 Readiness Survey To Help Assess Industry’s Progress Towards ICD-10

WEDI Releases ICD-10 Readiness Survey To Help Assess Industry's Progress Towards ICD-10

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), a leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange has announced the release of an ICD-10 readiness survey to determine how well the healthcare industry is progressing towards the Oct. 1, 2015 implementation deadline. The survey results will be evaluated and compiled into a report for the industry. Providers, health plans, vendors and clearinghouses are invited to participate in
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Report: 88% of 200+ Bed Hospitals Outsourcing Their CDI Realized Over $1M in Savings

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88 percent of 200+ bed hospitals outsourcing their CDI currently report to have realized significant (over $1M) gains in appropriate revenue and proper reimbursements following the implementation of clinical documentation improvement program yet before ICD-10, according to the recently published Black Book survey. Additionally, 83 percent confirm quality improvements and increases in the case mix index. The survey of 650 hospital technology and physician leaders found outsourced coding and
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HHS: ICD-10 Transition Date Finalized for Oct. 1, 2015

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Yesterday, the HHS issued a rule today finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the new ICD-10 transition date, according to a news release. This deadline allows providers, insurance companies and others in the health care industry additional time to ramp up their operations to ensure their systems and business processes are ready to go on Oct. 1, 2015. The one year delay has financially impacted healthcare organizations costing an estimated range between $422 million for smaller providers and up to a
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