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Financially struggling hospitals regret EHR replacements

If there was one expenditure executives at hospitals with shaky bottom lines regret making, it was the replacement of their electronic health records (EHR) system. That's the conclusion of Black Book Market Research, which surveyed more than 3,300 hospital executives and IT employees who worked for organizations that took the plunge on a new EHR system.

CMS proposed inpatient payment rule rolls back two-midnight rule cuts

The federal goverment will no longer enforce inpatient payment cuts under the controversial two-midnight rule, according to the proposed rule released Monday. 

Value-based payment task force reports strong 2015

Amid a flurry of bad news about healthcare's progress in transitioning to value-based care, a new report finds an alliance of providers, payers and patients is well on its way to its goal of putting 75 percent of its members in value-based care arrangements by the end of the decade.

White House pledges $1B to launch 'moonshot' project but it's not enough to cure cancer

The White House administration will ask Congress for $1 billion in mandatory funding to support President Barack Obama's new "moonshot" initiative to find a cure for cancer. But researchers interviewed by  The New York Times  say the funds aren't enough.

ER docs warn balance billing hurts consumers

Emergency doctors say federal regulations could create big bills for consumers seeking emergency care outside their provider networks, but health policy experts and consumer advocates warn their proposed solution doesn't take care of the problem, according to  Kaiser Health News.

Partners expands its ACO's work with $30 million population health initiative

Massachusetts' largest healthcare system has announced a $30 million population health management initiative aimed to help other organizations throughout the country improve patient care, according to  Health Data Management.

Only 5 states receive passing grade on price transparency

Only five states provide consumers with enough healthcare pricing information to make informed decisions, according to the third annual report from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute and Catalyst for Payment Reform.

HFMA ANI 15: How risk stratification, care coordination helps lower costs for insurers

It pays for a health plan to identify at-risk individuals and intervene to keep them out of the hospital--both in terms of the organization's bottom line and for the overall health of its members, according to a summary of a presentation at this week's  Healthcare Financial Management Association's Annual National Institute in Orlando, Florida.

CMS releases new physician, hospital payment data

Newly released data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services show that Medicare reimbursements to doctors are far from evenly distributed, while hospital charges for top procedures and conditions have increased moderately.

Few take advantage of healthcare price information

Despite concerted efforts by health officials and state governments to increase the public's access to healthcare cost information, few patients take advantage of it, according to a poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.