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Can a Medicaid Admission be Profitable?

Medicaid reimbursement has traditionally been something of a bitter pill for healthcare providers, especially acute-care hospitals. Medicaid rates vary across states and locations, but the average figure is usually said to be only about 60 percent of Medicare or private insurer rates, depending on the service. That rarely covers the…

Hospital Construction
Ascension’s Marketing Vision for the Future

Ascension’s Marketing Vision for the Future Ascension is leveraging its brand strengths, employing data-driven strategies System-wide and forging stronger connections with consumers, according to Nick Ragone, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. Nick recently shared insights on Ascension’s marketing vision with eHealthcare Strategy and Trends. Nick noted…

Hospital Construction
LCMC Health Partners With The Resource Group

LCMC Health Partners With The Resource Group The Biz New Orleans reports LCMC Health has employed The Resource Group to help with its supply chain management system using The Resource Group’s User-Directed Strategic Sourcing™ process. The platform offers analytics, continuous process improvement, sourcing and contracting, operations and logistics, and integrated…

Medicare and Medicaid Bundled Payments
Top 10 Outpatient Diagnoses

Outpatient care has taken up an increasingly larger share of hospitals’ overall revenue and resources, especially as organizations try to reduce unnecessary admissions and lower costs. In 2014, over half of hospitals’ net patient revenue came from outpatient care. Based upon a review of Definitive Healthcare, the current state of…

Hospital Construction
Physician Shortage Hits Rural Hospitals Hardest

Of all the challenges facing rural health hospitals, recruiting physicians remains one of the most difficult. While the growing shortage of doctors affects the entire country, rural hospitals are arguably the worst-positioned to handle it, since they generally have fewer financial resources and their surrounding communities may not always appeal…

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Will 2016 be the Last Year for ACA CO-OPs?

InHealth Mutual, Ohio’s federally subsidized health insurance CO-OP (Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan), fell into receivership in late May 2016, becoming the 13th ACA CO-OP to close out of the 22 that launched in 2013. The CO-OPs were originally designed as a patient-centered, non-profit alternative to traditional insurance plans, and…

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Hospitals Pressured to Walk the Talk on Nutrition

In October 2015, University of North Carolina unveiled one of newest pediatric outpatient centers: the Krispy Kreme Challenge Children’s Specialty Clinic. Not officially connected with Krispy Kreme, the name references an annual race benefitting UNC Children’s Hospital in which contestants must run five miles and eat a dozen donuts within…

2015 To Bring Even More Healthcare Data Breaches

Healthcare data breaches are unfortunately becoming more a common problem for healthcare providers. According to a recent report by credit reporting company, Experian, 2015 will bring even more data breaches than 2014. In 2014, 42 percent of this year’s serious data breaches were in healthcare. The healthcare industry is particularly…

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