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Meaningful use exemption deadline looms for providers

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

For providers who lack internet access or who've been hit by natural disasters, meaningful use exemptions pre-empt penalties.



Graham-Cassidy bill to replace ACA produces a nail-biter in the Senate

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Republican leaders are scrambling to win over wavering senators for their last-ditch effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, as lawmakers fret over the Graham-Cassidy bill's projected funding cuts to their states.



Hospitals find launching health plans remains an expensive experiment

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

The remaining 17 health plans and HMOs started by hospital systems since 2010 lost money in 2016 and at least six others have gone out of business or are in the process of winding down.



Without​ price​ breaks,​ rural​ hospitals​ struggle​ to​ stock​ costly,​ lifesaving​ drugs

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Rural hospitals have long wanted to be part of the so-called 340B program, too, but were blocked from participating until the Affordable Care Act . But, unlike bigger hospitals, rural hospitals can't get discounts on expensive drugs that treat rare...



Health systems turn to chief diversity officers to promote inclusive workforce

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

With health systems treating larger and more diverse patient populations, leaders are looking for managers focused on retaining a workforce that reflects the community.



Medical​ homes​ need​ time​ to​ deliver​ results

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Studies that have looked at medical home care models for longer time periods produce better results than more short-term focused studies.



Community​ health​ centers​ still​ believe​ medical​ home​ model​ delivers​ value

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Community health centers favor medical homes for primary care, although a recent study indicates they do not reduce healthcare costs.



Editorial: Showing empathy, building healthcare leaders

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

As patient satisfaction and well-being become more intimately tied to the performance of healthcare organizations, leaders would be smart to listen to employees and become personally invested in their advancement.



Guest Commentary: Value-based care's success hinges on attention to social determinants

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

While there is increasing awareness that what creates health is more than clinical excellence, there is still much work to do.



Q&A: Centura Health CEO Peter Banko looks ahead to the healthcare system's future

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Centura CEO Peter Banko on broadening partnerships with physicians and payers while lowering costs for consumers.