Leadership strategies for a changing healthcare world
Feb 01, 2013
Strong leadership is a vital ingredient to any successful organizational or system change. Increased consumer demands, strategic positioning and partnerships as well as an increased push towards community-based...
Governors divided on Medicaid expansion, creating uncertain fiscal forecast for long-term care operators
Jan 18, 2013
There are likely to be notable gaps in Medicaid coverage through the nation when major parts of the Affordable Care Act go into effect on the first day of 2014, according to a New England Journal of Medicine...
OIG: Electronic health records vulnerable to mispayments
Nov 30, 2012
EMRs are expected to become the norm for healthcare providers in the future. But in the infancy of their use, they lack oversight and safeguards, a new report says.
Medical device tax could crimp long-term care supplies, hike cost, dampen innovation, expert says
Nov 20, 2012
A medical device excise tax scheduled to hit Jan. 1 is causing uncertainty among manufacturers and providers, a healthcare expert said Monday.
Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion still vulnerable to court challenges, experts say
Aug 31, 2012
Legal experts say the Affordable Care Act’s maintenance-of-effort (MOE) requirement — which prohibits states from tightening Medicaid eligibility — remains vulnerable to legal challenges.
Former CMS boss says reforms underway, regardless of how Supreme Court rules
Jun 26, 2012
Even if the Supreme Court repeals the Affordable Care Act, its early reforms have already delivered promising benefits, according to former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Donald...
Hospital readmission penalties could transform relationships with SNFs, experts say
May 23, 2012
Healthcare reform efforts targeted at reducing hospital readmissions are here to stay, experts told participants in a McKnight’s webcast Tuesday.
Odds don’t favor another round of Obamacare
Apr 23, 2012
The Supreme Court may be two months away from announcing whether President Barack Obama’s health care law is legal. But court watchers are already speculating on what will happen if the measure is...
ACO book helps leaders prepare for future
Apr 04, 2012
In the wake of healthcare reform, accountable care organizations continue to emerge as an increasingly likely care delivery option. The Healthcare Executive’s Guide to ACO Strategy helps operators...
The real reason why the Supreme Court will trounce Obamacare
Mar 30, 2012
I’m not sure why so much hand wringing is taking place over the Supreme Court’s future decision about Obamacare. For as they like to say in Chicago, the fix is in.