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Baptist Health South Florida Standardizing All Practices

Baptist Health South Florida Standardizing All Practices According to Miami Today, Baptist Health South Florida has created the Evidence-Based Clinical Care Committee, a committee to oversee the standardization of medical practices across the clinical care network. Evidence-based clinical care is a systematic approach developed to assist practitioner and patient decisions…

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Why Do Teaching Hospitals Command Higher Payments?

In the current era of consolidation among healthcare providers, regulators have paid increased attention to the risk of large organizations using their combined geographic presence and market power to negotiate higher rates from insurers and raise prices. But there’s also another metric some hospitals have leveraged to get higher-than-average reimbursements:…

Top 10 Outpatient Procedures at ASCs and Hospitals

Of all the ways the healthcare industry as a whole can lower costs and improve care, one of the most promising is the continued shift to outpatient services. Made possible by medical advances, regulatory changes, and better patient management, the growth of healthcare delivery outside the hospital has led to…

hospital mergers lead to higher costs
New Study Shows that Hospital Mergers Lead to Higher Costs

This past year, the trend of consolidation in the healthcare industry continued with an increase in merger and acquisition activity among hospitals and integrated delivery networks (IDNs).  Between 2014 and 2015, Definitive Healthcare has tracked nearly a 50% increase in such activity. While these consolidations have undoubtedly resulted in some…

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