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By | April 20, 2019

News Feed https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/content-feed/news en Blockchain prototype aims to speed revenue cycle transactions https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/blockchain-prototype-aims-speed-revenue-cycle-transactions <div class=”field field-name-field-featured-image field-type-image field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”><img typeof=”foaf:Image” src=”https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/sites/healthcarefinancenews.com/files/Blockchain.People.jpg” width=”635″ height=”394″ alt=”” /></div></div></div><div class=”field field-name-field-teaser field-type-text-long field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”>The InstaMed blockchain prototype creates a shared patient account ledger accessible by the provider, payer and consumer.</div></div></div> Fri, 19 Apr 2019 20:00:26 +0000 smorse 138590 at https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com Wording in medical student evaluations differ by gender and minority status, revealing potential bias https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/wording-medical-student-evaluations-differ-gender-and-minority-status-revealing-potential-bias <div class=”field field-name-field-featured-image field-type-image field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”><img typeof=”foaf:Image” src=”https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/sites/healthcarefinancenews.com/files/4.%20nurse%20practitioner%20crop_9.jpg” width=”635″ height=”353″ alt=”” /></div></div></div><div class=”field field-name-field-teaser field-type-text-long field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”>Evaluators often used personal descriptors to describe a student&#039;s performance, and they used strikingly different words for men and for women.</div></div></div> Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:49:07 +0000 jlagasse 138589 at https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com Cerner and naviHealth launch EHR-agnostic tool to support BPCI Advanced participants https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/cerner-and-navihealth-launch-ehr-agnostic-tool-support-bpci-advanced-participants <div class=”field field-name-field-featured-image field-type-image field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”><img typeof=”foaf:Image” src=”https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/sites/healthcarefinancenews.com/files/payments.jpg” width=”635″ height=”374″ alt=”” /></div></div></div><div class=”field field-name-field-teaser field-type-text-long field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”>Health IT giant and convener expand partnership to help health systems with 2020 model for bundled payment reimbursement.</div></div></div> Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:03:56 +0000 smorse 138588 at https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com Site neutral payment policies straining Maine hospitals, accelerating consolidation https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/site-neutral-payment-policies-straining-maine-hospitals-accelerating-consolidation <div class=”field field-name-field-featured-image field-type-image field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”><img typeof=”foaf:Image” src=”https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/sites/healthcarefinancenews.com/files/maine_med_crop_0.jpg” width=”635″ height=”353″ alt=”Maine Medical Center in Portland.” /></div></div></div><div class=”field field-name-field-teaser field-type-text-long field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”>Hospitals in the state are looking to leverage economies of scale in order to survive the expected losses in reimbursement.</div></div></div> Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:39:49 +0000 jlagasse 138586 at https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com CMS reduces exchange user fees, changes coupon policy for brand name drugs in 2020 final rule https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/cms-reduces-exchange-user-fees-changes-coupon-policy-brand-name-drugs-2020-final-rule <div class=”field field-name-field-featured-image field-type-image field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”><img typeof=”foaf:Image” src=”https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/sites/healthcarefinancenews.com/files/healthcare.gov2019.sized__9.jpg” width=”640″ height=”402″ alt=”” /></div></div></div><div class=”field field-name-field-teaser field-type-text-long field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”>Rule proposes no changes to practice of silver loading as insurers start to set rates for 2020.</div></div></div> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:03:13 +0000 smorse 138584 at https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com Hospital merger and acquisition volume in the first quarter was the lowest in nearly a decade https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/hospital-merger-and-acquisition-volume-first-quarter-was-lowest-nearly-decade <div class=”field field-name-field-featured-image field-type-image field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”><img typeof=”foaf:Image” src=”https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/sites/healthcarefinancenews.com/files/merger2_crop_6.jpg” width=”635″ height=”353″ alt=”” /></div></div></div><div class=”field field-name-field-teaser field-type-text-long field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”>It was the fourth straight quarter in which M&amp;A was lower than the annual quarterly average.</div></div></div> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:21:15 +0000 jlagasse 138582 at https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com Eliminating routine but low-value preoperative tests for cataract surgery patients associated with cost savings https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/eliminating-routine-low-value-preoperative-tests-cataract-surgery-patients-associated-cost <div class=”field field-name-field-featured-image field-type-image field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”><img typeof=”foaf:Image” src=”https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/sites/healthcarefinancenews.com/files/eye_crop_0.jpg” width=”635″ height=”353″ alt=”” /></div></div></div><div class=”field field-name-field-teaser field-type-text-long field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”>One medical center found savings of $ 67,241 over three years by foregoing routine chest X-rays, electrocardiograms and other preoperative procedures.</div></div></div> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:27:37 +0000 jlagasse 138580 at https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com For busy medical students, two-hour meditation study may be as beneficial as a longer course https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/busy-medical-students-two-hour-meditation-study-may-be-beneficial-longer-course <div class=”field field-name-field-featured-image field-type-image field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”><img typeof=”foaf:Image” src=”https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/sites/healthcarefinancenews.com/files/doc_generic1_crop_20.jpg” width=”635″ height=”353″ alt=”” /></div></div></div><div class=”field field-name-field-teaser field-type-text-long field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”>Medical students are at disproportionately high risk for depression and anxiety, and mindfulness can help them develop coping mechanisms.</div></div></div> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:53:04 +0000 jlagasse 138578 at https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com New research documents state of value-based care in all 50 states https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/new-research-documents-state-value-based-care-all-50-states <div class=”field field-name-field-featured-image field-type-image field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”><img typeof=”foaf:Image” src=”https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/sites/healthcarefinancenews.com/files/CareCoordination.jpg” width=”635″ height=”381″ alt=”” /></div></div></div><div class=”field field-name-field-teaser field-type-text-long field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”>The analysis finds that value-based payment is firmly rooted in state healthcare policy.</div></div></div> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:52:56 +0000 smorse 138577 at https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com Safety-net hospitals fare better under new Medicare reimbursement rules https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/safety-net-hospitals-fare-better-under-new-medicare-reimbursement-rules <div class=”field field-name-field-featured-image field-type-image field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”><img typeof=”foaf:Image” src=”https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/sites/healthcarefinancenews.com/files/hospital_2_5.jpg” width=”635″ height=”353″ alt=”” /></div></div></div><div class=”field field-name-field-teaser field-type-text-long field-label-hidden”><div class=”field-items”><div class=”field-item even”>Large hospitals and teaching hospitals are the most likely to see reduced penalties; those in states with high Medicaid enrollment will fare better.</div></div></div> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:23:55 +0000 jlagasse 138575 at https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com
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