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As providers and the government try to lower healthcare costs, much of the action rests on lower reimbursement. Meanwhile, patients increasingly are reaching into their own pockets to cover their healthcare costs. They want price transparency and convenient ways to pay their bills, and providers want to maintain healthy margins. Read more about how payment innovations affect the industry.

Webinar: Knowledge Enables Quality — Equipping Clinicians for Standardized Care

Webinar: Knowledge Enables Quality — Equipping Clinicians for Standardized Care

Health systems have to make sure their providers are aligned with current evidence-based best practices, clinical guidelines and protocols. This webinar will discuss the significance of clinical reference resources in driving standardization, and explore how healthcare leaders are ensuring clinicians are equipped to provide high-quality, standardized care.

Data Points: Hospitals re-balancing investment portfolios

Data Points: Hospitals re-balancing investment portfolios

Investment returns last year were the best since 2013 for the not-for-profit healthcare organizations participating in a survey released by the Commonfund Institute. But, the report says, reallocation of assets into more fixed-income investments may slow returns in the future.

Pursuing excellence in leadership and cultural transformation

Pursuing excellence in leadership and cultural transformation

Some people focus on the challenges that accompany change instead of focusing on the opportunities. As healthcare continues to evolve, a willingness to change, execute better and faster, and not let barriers impact your passion to make a difference become increasingly important.

Data Points: 1918 Spanish flu hits centennial; virus killed 50 million worldwide

Data Points: 1918 Spanish flu hits centennial; virus killed 50 million worldwide

One hundred years ago this month, the “mother of all pandemics was sweeping the world. The flu pandemic, caused by an airborne H1N1 virus, killed an estimated 1% to 2% of the world's population, primarily young and often healthy adults in 1918 and 1919.

From the editor: Healthcare remains critical issue and Americans demand change

From the editor: Healthcare remains critical issue and Americans demand change

The 115th Congress on the State of Healthcare, a collection of commentaries from members of Congress, is intentionally timed close to the midterm elections this year. In just over a month, voters will take to the polls to decide whether the Senate and House will remain controlled by Republicans.

Data Points: CMS' quality improvement organizations had far reach in 2017

Data Points: CMS' quality improvement organizations had far reach in 2017

In 2017, the CMS' quality improvement organizations reported progress on a number of fronts in improving care for Medicare beneficiaries.

Data Points: Healthcare tops the polls as midterms loom

Data Points: Healthcare tops the polls as midterms loom

The all-important 2018 midterm elections are less than two months away. As special elections and primaries this summer have proven, healthcare continues to be a hot-button issue.

Webinar: How to Run a Successful Acute Rehab Program — Strategies to Improve Quality and Outcomes

Webinar: How to Run a Successful Acute Rehab Program — Strategies to Improve Quality and Outcomes

In today's rapidly evolving healthcare environment, running a successful acute rehab program is more challenging than ever. At the same time, as providers shift to value-based care, post-acute treatment is playing an increasingly important role in ensuring positive outcomes.

Data Points: Surprise! It's your out-of-network bill

Data Points: Surprise! It's your out-of-network bill

Surprise billing continues to be one of the most vexing problems facing the industry. Patients often don't know that the anesthesiologist or another provider are out-of-network when they go in for care. Then the surprise—usually shock—when the bill arrives.

Webinar: Better Outcomes and Lower Costs — It Starts at the Point of Care

Webinar: Better Outcomes and Lower Costs — It Starts at the Point of Care

Successful care delivery is about delivering efficient and effective care. Many health systems address these goals separately- teams that work on efficiency and other teams that work on clinical effectiveness. In reality, careful attention to clinical standards in care delivery is one of the most powerful levers to drive efficiency.

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