Summary: Economic aspects related to the management and operation of a hospital.
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- The wisdom and justice of not paying for "preventable complications"Peter J Pronovost
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
JAMA 299:2197-9. 2008
- Comparison of change in quality of care between safety-net and non-safety-net hospitalsRachel M Werner
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
JAMA 299:2180-7. 2008..As such, some have expressed concern that these incentives have the potential to worsen existing disparities among hospitals...
- Hospital complications: linking payment reduction to preventabilityRichard E Averill
Clinical and Economic Research, 3M Health Information Systems, Inc, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 35:283-5. 2009..The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policy of denying payment for certain in-hospital complications should be modified, given that complications are not always preventable...
- The effects of regulation, competition, and ownership on mortality rates among hospital inpatientsS M Shortell
Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Evanston, IL 60208
N Engl J Med 318:1100-7. 1988..They suggest that it is important to incorporate quality-assurance procedures and systems to monitor patients' outcomes into public and private programs designed to contain costs or promote competition, or both...
- Hospital financial condition and operational decisions related to the quality of hospital careGloria J Bazzoli
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
Med Care Res Rev 64:148-68. 2007..Given the findings of earlier studies, these results suggest that poor outcomes may in part result from deterioration in supporting infrastructure and organizational processes...
- Public reporting and pay-for-performance: safety-net hospital executives' concerns and policy suggestionsL Elizabeth Goldman
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Inquiry 44:137-45. 2007....
- Who's in charge of your growth agenda?Kevin C Nolan
Navigant Consulting s Healthcare Practice, Washington, DC, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 60:120-2. 2006
- Hospital financial performance trends to watchThomas M Schuhmann
Cost Report Data Resources, LLC, Louisville, KY, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 62:59-66. 2008..Rural hospitals generally exhibit better financial performance than urban hospitals. Nonteaching hospitals show more desirable operating margins than teaching hospitals...
- A review of data on the U.S. health sector: fall 2004Ida Hellander
Int J Health Serv 35:265-89. 2005..The article concludes with some useful sources of information on single-payer, universal health care...
- Impact of Medicare's prospective payment system on hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies: how the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 may have altered service patterns for Medicare providersRobert R Kulesher
Department of Health Services and Information Management, School of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 4353, USA
Health Care Manag (Frederick) 25:198-205. 2006....
- Hospitals adjust to life with MS-DRGs, but impact on bottom line still unclearJennifer Lubell
Mod Healthc 38:32-3. 2008
- The right moves for success with MedicareGarri L Garrison
3M Health Information Systems, Atlanta, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 62:60-9. 2008..Implement a concurrent documentation program. Focus on length of stay. Get ready for RACs. Take charge of charge capture. Prevent coding duplication. Conduct a pricing review. Validate payment reconciliation processes...
- Steps toward an automated scorecard systemMark Johnson
IDX Systems Corporation, Burlington, VT, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 60:84-8, 90. 2006..Essential considerations for implementing an automated scorecard system are: Clear metrics. Ownership and accountability for all metrics. Rapid feedback on performance. Collaboration. An open information culture...
- Teaming up for medical necessity complianceLinda Bosenbark
3M Health Information Systems Consulting Services Atlanta, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 60:60-2, 64. 2006..Augmenting software compliance tools with human expertise in compliance and internal education programs to reduce errors over time before they reach the billing department...
- Health insurance, the uninsured, and hospitals: collision courseEmily Friedman
Boston University, School of Public Health, USA
Front Health Serv Manage 21:3-15. 2005..The question is whether American hospitals have the will and the ability to stave off an impending disaster...
- A fresh start for the revenue cycleCarole J Bolster
Healthc Financ Manage 59:66-70, 72. 2005..Although revenue cycle leaders face many of the same challenges they have dealt with in the past, technology is enabling them to work far more efficiently. Staff education boosts performance, and new training techniques use technology...
- The utilization of activity-based cost accounting in hospitalsDennis Emmett
Marshall University, Lewis College of Business, South Charleston, WV 25303, USA
J Hosp Mark Public Relations 15:79-89. 2005..Education needs to ensure that all healthcare executives are cognizant of activity-based accounting and its importance in determining costs. Only by determining costs can hospitals strive to contain them...
- Effect of cuts in Medicare reimbursement on process and outcome of care for acute myocardial infarction patientsKevin G Volpp
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Circulation 112:2268-75. 2005....
- To tips for survival under MS-DRGsErnest Glad
Cortell International, Dallas, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 62:52-4, 56. 2008..By viewing MS-DRGs as an opportunity rather than a threat, hospital finance managers can employ techniques to help their organizations succeed under the new science of cost intelligence...
- Assessing the financial effect of Medicare payment on rural hospitals: does the source of data change the results?Li Wu Chen
Rural Policy Brief 10:1-8. 2005..The purpose of this exploratory research is to test the assumption that MCR data yield a valid indicator of changes in hospital financial well-being...
- Succeeding under MS-DRGsRenee Leary
Vineyard Point Associates, LLC, Guilford, CT, USA
Revenue-cycle Strateg 4:1-3, 8. 2007
- MedPAC puts on the pressure. Panel wants hospitals to shift from capital spendingMatthew DoBias
Mod Healthc 36:8-9. 2006
- [Diagnosis-related patient groups]Adam Kozierkiewicz
Były pracownik IInstytutu Zdrowia Publicznego Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego w Krakowie, obecnie Europejski Bank Inwestycyjny w Luksemburgu
Kardiol Pol 66:708-10; discussion 711. 2008
- Public reporting and pay for performance in hospital quality improvementPeter K Lindenauer
Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
N Engl J Med 356:486-96. 2007..Public reporting and pay for performance are intended to accelerate improvements in hospital care, yet little is known about the benefits of these methods of providing incentives for improving care...
- Medicare margins trending downwardThomas M Schuhmann
Cost Report Data Resources, LLC, Louisville, KY, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 61:30-2. 2007..During the same period, these hospitals' total operating margins have remained negative. Only net income percentages for the nation's short-term acute care hospitals have remained positive during this time...
- Your communication strategy for effective receivables managementRozanne Andersen
Healthc Financ Manage 61:1-4. 2007
- Understanding the financial impact of MS-DRGsK C Mitchell
3M Consulting Services, 3M Health Information Systems, Inc, Atlanta, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 61:56-8. 2007..Determine which product lines will be most affected. Develop action plans to proactively manage the resulting changes in revenue...
- 'Short on solutions' N.J. report mostly offers analysis of what's wrongCinda Becker
Mod Healthc 38:8-9. 2008
- Major trends affecting hospital paymentMartin J D'Cruz
St Vincent Health, Indianapolis, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 62:52-8, 60. 2008..Contract performance modeling. Shift in volume and cost risk to hospitals. Consumer-directed health plans, price transparency, and pay for performance. Health plan consolidation. Value-driven health care...
- The RAC program: are you ready?Francine Machisko
Health Division, Noblis, Norcross, GA, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 62:96-8, 100-1. 2008..Create compliance assessment tools and programs and conduct internal assessment. Develop and implement a corrective action plan based on findings from internal reviews...
- Pharma on the hot seatNicole Huberfeld
University of Kentucky College of Law, USA
J Health Law 40:241-65. 2007..Without more stringent self-regulation, this intense interest in the pharmaceutical industry may result in a regulatory push that establishes unanticipated and cumbersome measures for the industry...
- How hospitals can prepare for the new MS-DRGsHaydn Bush
Hosp Health Netw 82:5 p following 44. 2008..The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is rolling out the most significant payment changes to Medicare since 1983. Here's what it means for hospitals...
- Hospitals as multiproduct firms: issues of scale and scope, supply and demandAnn Hendricks
Med Care 46:458-9. 2008
- Snapshot of hospital quality reporting and pay-for-performance under MedicareCharles N Kahn
Federation of American Hospitals, Washington, DC, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 25:148-62. 2006..Initially, hospitals' financial gains and losses likely will be marginal using the Premier demonstration payment rules and somewhat larger under the MedPAC recommendations as modeled...
- Data envelopment analysis comparison of hospital efficiency and qualityPreethy Nayar
Health Services Research and Administration, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 4350, USA
J Med Syst 32:193-9. 2008..The results have policy implications in view of growing concern that hospitals may be improving their efficiency at the expense of quality...
- How Medicare changes will affect your cardiovascular service lineNancy A Lyle
Triad Consulting Group, Inc, Portland, OR, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 61:86-94, 96. 2007..Suggested methodologies include: Evaluating the impact of changes to DRG weights and payment. Evaluating the impact of cost-based payment. Evaluating product offerings using a portfolio model...
- Banking on technologyCarole J Bolster
HFMA, Westchester, IL, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 61:50-2. 2007..New technology is being used by banks to help providers improve their revenue cycle through: Digital lockbox service. Remote deposit. Web-based payment. Automated payment processing at the point of service...
- Seasoning your compliance plan with PEPPER. How to read PEPPER data on payment errorsLou Ann Wiedemann
J AHIMA 78:44-9. 2007
- The impact of payer-specific hospital case mix on hospital costs and revenues for third-party patientsKeon Hyung Lee
Health Services Administration Program, Department of Health Professions, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando 32816 2205, USA
J Med Syst 31:1-7. 2007..Over time, the differences in coefficients for CMIs in hospital revenue and cost models for third-party patients have become smaller and smaller although those differences are statistically insignificant...
- Pay for performance at the tipping pointArnold M Epstein
N Engl J Med 356:515-7. 2007
- Hospitals finding new ways to boost volumeLola Butcher
Health Care Strateg Manage 25:4-5. 2007
- The impact of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 on Medicare in the USA: the fallout continuesPatrick A Rivers
Graduate School of Health Administration and Policy, College of Business, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Int J Health Care Qual Assur Inc Leadersh Health Serv 15:249-54. 2002..This article provides an update and examines the impacts of the Balanced Budget Act on health providers and medical education. The authors also discuss the implications of these impacts for further policy adjustment...
- Medicare payment monitoring systems: 20 questionsBilly K Richburg
Innovative Managed Care Systems, Ltd, Dallas, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 58:40-2. 2004
- Components of Medicare reimbursementWilliam Malatestinic
U S Medical Division, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN 46285, USA
Am J Health Syst Pharm 60:S3-7. 2003..Medicare is one of the largest health insurance providers in the United States. A basic understanding of the Medicare system will provide valuable insights into Medicare reimbursement and the influence it has on a hospital's bottom line...
- Finance. Stars and gripesStephen P Dunn
Institute of Health Policy Studies, California University, San Francisco, USA
Health Serv J 114:41-2. 2004
- Attributing inpatient medicare costs to diabetes among the Texas elderlyRoy R McCandless
School of Public Health, The University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Diabetes Care 25:1958-63. 2002....
- The time for action is nowRonald R Long
Healthc Financ Manage 56:14. 2002
- Hospitals' reimbursement woes continue with 2004 OPPSKate Traynor
Am J Health Syst Pharm 60:2536, 2538, 2540. 2003
- The medicare drug bill. What's in it for fee-for-service providers?John H Ferman
Health Policy Alternatives, Inc, Washington, DC 2001 1536, USA
Healthc Exec 18:64-5. 2003
- The drive for quality care in US nursing homes in the era of the prospective payment systemCarmel M Hughes
School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland, UK
Drugs Aging 19:623-31. 2002....
- Is healthy competition healthy? New evidence of the impact of hospital competitionThomas L Gift
Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Inquiry 39:45-55. 2002..The medical arms race hypothesis that favors more concentrated hospital markets no longer appears to be valid...
- Court decision requires multiple DSH cost report adjustmentsKim H Roeder
Powell, Goldstein, Frazer and Murphy, LLP, Atlanta, USA
GHA Today 48:3. 2004
- Are for-profit hospital conversions harmful to patients and to Medicare?Gabriel Picone
University of South Florida, USA
Rand J Econ 33:507-23. 2002..Thereafter, the decline in quality is much lower. A similar decline in quality is not observed after hospitals switch from for-profit to government or private nonprofit status...
- Hospital patient safety incidents account for $6 billion in extra costs annuallyDeborah Levenson
Rep Med Guidel Outcomes Res 15:1-2, 6-7. 2004
- Outlier changes might shock youAlan L Broude
Hosp Health Netw 76:10, 12. 2002
- New kid in townGwyn Davidson
Navigant Consulting Inc, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 60:44-6, 48. 2006..Analyzing the ways in which state payer APC policies vary from Medicare to anticipate the impact of these systems on their hospitals' operations and financial condition...
- Is it resources, habit or both: interpreting twenty years of hospital strategic response to prospective paymentEdward R Balotsky
Saint Joseph s University, Haub School of Business, Department of Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Health Care Manage Rev 30:337-46. 2005..Service strategy favors high technology regardless of prospective payment diffusion, an institutional theory perspective. Strategic implications are discussed...
- Interventional nephrology in a federal hospital: economics of health careTushar J Vachharajani
Overton Brooks Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101, USA
Semin Dial 19:421-4. 2006..Increasing awareness of this procedural aspect of nephrology benefits not only the patients, but also helps ease the financial burden of ever-escalating health care costs...
- Connecting the Centrimag Levitronix pump to Berlin Heart Excor cannulae; a new approach to bridge to bridgeAlexander P W M Maat
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Gravendijkwal 230 3015 CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands
J Heart Lung Transplant 27:112-5. 2008..The use of a Levitronix Centrimag centrifugal pump, connected to Berlin Heart Excor cannulae, seems an attractive and logic combination, both in terms of patient safety and of hospital economics.
- Foundation Trusts: economics in the 'postmodern hospital'David Newbold
Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, London, UK
J Nurs Manag 13:439-47. 2005..Although there is a literature on hospital economics it is unclear how these innovative providers will behave, if they have to compete for scarce resources with ..
- Pediatric urinary tract infections: an analysis of hospitalizations, charges, and costs in the USAJohn David Spencer
Department of Pediatrics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43205, USA
Pediatr Nephrol 25:2469-75. 2010..A retrospective analysis of patient demographics and hospital economics was performed on children less than 18 years of age admitted with a UTI between 2000 and 2006 using the ..
- Blending hospital economics with quality of care: a case studyMartin Kleckner
La Costa Group, LLC, Carlsbad, Calif, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 58:64-8, 70. 2004..However, by looking at the patient management costs incurred relative to clinical outcomes as the patient progresses through diagnosis and treatment, healthcare organizations can evaluate a technology's economic value...
- Measuring collections effort improves cash performanceJoe Shutts
National Patient Account Services, Louisville, KY, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 63:100-2, 104, 106. 2009..Having a satisfied work force can lead to an improved collections effort. Hiring the right people and training them ensures employee engagement. Measuring collections effort and offering incentives is key to revenue cycle success...
- A team approach to cost containmentJeni Williams
HFMA, Westchester, IL, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 62:50-6, 58. 2008..Adding clinicians to your materials management and finance teams. Helping physicians understand the cost profiles of the products they are using and their impact on cost of care. Being patient while securing buy-in...
- Do health insurers possess monopsony power in the hospital services industry?Laurie J Bates
Department of Economics, Bryant University, Smithfield 02917, RI, USA
Int J Health Care Finance Econ 8:1-11. 2008..That is, metropolitan hospitals offer increased services when the buyer-side of the hospitals services market is more highly concentrated...
- Short-term effect of antibiotic control policy on the usage patterns and cost of antimicrobials, mortality, nosocomial infection rates and antibacterial resistanceBilgin Arda
Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey
J Infect 55:41-8. 2007....
- Keeping hospitals healthy: focus centers translate into greater net revenueWilliam R Pratt
Department of Economics and Finance, University of Texas Pan American, Edinburgh, USA
Hosp Top 86:13-19. 2008..To conduct the analysis, the author examined 20 randomly selected multihospital systems. The results of this study support the premise that focus centers contribute to greater net revenue for hospitals...
- A FAIR way to reduce uncompensated careBert Zimmerli
Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 64:92-7. 2010..The redesigned process ensured clear and timely application of the organization's charity care policies. Results included an 11 percent decrease in bad-debt expense and a 40 percent increase in charity care approved...
- Hospital economics of primary total knee arthroplasty at a teaching hospitalWilliam L Healy
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805, USA
Clin Orthop Relat Res 469:87-94. 2011..Many hospitals are unable to deliver TKA with profitable or breakeven economics under the current Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) hospital reimbursement system...
- [Changing concepts and reforming health care system to target "zero tolerance" nosocomial infection]Bi Jie Hu
Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi 46:708-9. 2007
- Chief medical clinic manager of a university OB/GYN clinic--an innovative job description as management response for increase of profitability, quality of care, and physicians' freedom of actionVolker R Jacobs
Universitatsfrauenklinik, Universitat zu Koln, Germany
Onkologie 33:331-6. 2010..specialist in the clinical field with practical experience in patient care and leadership as well as in hospital economics and quality control...
- Test finds infections faster, cuts staysNancy Torner
Mater Manag Health Care 16:36-8. 2007
- [Relevance of hospitals participating in the DRG calculation for the development of the G-DRG system]B G Volkmer
Urologische Universitätsklinik, Universitat Ulm, Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075 Ulm, Deutschland
Urologe A 47:866-72, 874. 2008..Therefore, the DRGs will be only as good as the cost data offered. These hospitals must be interested in offering perfect data, since this is the only option to optimize the DRG system...
- How reliable are hospital efficiency estimates? Exploiting the dual to homothetic productionS T Folland
Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309, USA
Health Econ 10:683-98. 2001..Demonstrations find little or no efficiency differences between these paired groups: non-profit vs for-profit; teaching vs non-teaching; urban vs rural; high percent of Medicare reliant vs low percent; and chain vs independent hospitals...
- Rising interest? Higher borrowing costs for healthcare providersPaul Barr
Mod Healthc 35:14-5. 2005
- California's hospitalsGerald F Kominski
Health Aff (Millwood) 21:300. 2002
- Centralized triage for multiple intensive care units: the central intensivist physicianMark Romig
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Am J Med Qual 25:343-5. 2010..care services has led to inefficiencies in allocation of critical care resources with potential impacts on hospital economics and patient outcomes...
- Incorporating health care quality into health antitrust lawHelen Schneider
Nicholas C, Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 8:89. 2008..The study separately examines the effect of competition on non-profit hospitals...
- Postacute transfer payment: how often are hospitals being underpaid?Anthony J Scarcelli
IMA Consulting, Chadds Ford, PA, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 61:116-8, 120, 122. 2007....
- Payment to hospitals for hospital-acquired conditions prohibited by CMS in 2008Stacey Ober
J Infus Nurs 31:136, 138. 2008
- Mississippi muddle. Hospitals, docs divided on plan to fund shortfallsJean DerGurahian
Mod Healthc 38:17. 2008
- A charity case. Hospitals must learn how to tell their fiscal storyRalph Lawson
Baptist Health South Florida, Coral Gables, USA
Mod Healthc 38:25. 2008
- Payment reduction and Medicare private fee-for-service plansAustin B Frakt
VA Boston Healthcare System and BU School of Public Health, MA 02130, USA
Health Care Financ Rev 30:15-24. 2009..We find that small reductions in payment rates would reduce PFFS participation and enrollment; if Congress reduces payments to traditional FFS levels it would cause the vast majority (85 percent) of PFFS plans to exit the market...
- Medicare reimbursement for destination therapyGuido Van Nooten
Artif Organs 28:526-8. 2004
- Cost savings associated with US hospital palliative care consultation programsR Sean Morrison
Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Box 1070, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
Arch Intern Med 168:1783-90. 2008..Hospital palliative care consultation teams have been shown to improve care for adults with serious illness. This study examined the effect of palliative care teams on hospital costs...
- The long view: how the financial downturn will change health careKeith Moore
McManis Consulting, Greenwood Village, Colo, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 63:56-65. 2009..As the realignment occurs and the new financing order sorts itself out, healthcare organizations are not likely to receive the favorable treatment they had in the past...
- Good news, bad news. Hospitals' net profit margin up, operating margin downMelanie Evans
Mod Healthc 34:8-9. 2004
- Assessing the challenges for 2005Dorothy Seleski
L A Care Health Plan, 555 W Fifth Street, Los Angeles, California 91344, USA
J Med Pract Manage 20:332. 2005
- Legal, policy, and practical perspectives on hospital discounting and collection policies for uninsured and underinsured patients: a primer for board members and managersLawrence W Vernaglia
Health Law Practice Group of Hinckley, Allen and Snyder LLP, Boston, MA, USA
J Health Care Finance 31:40-59. 2005..The legal and reimbursement consequences of any course of action must, however, be assessed by hospitals and their advisors...
- [Teleradiology: economic research analysis of CT investigations in a small hospital]C Plathow
Abteilung Radiologie, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum Heidelberg
Rofo 177:1016-26. 2005..Szenario (2): External consultation of an internal CT examination (teleradiology according to ROV). Scenario (3): Complete in-house radiology department. To evaluate economic aspects of teleradiology service providers...
- An eruption at North Hawaii. Layoffs, C-suite upheaval has donors closing walletsRebecca Vesely
Mod Healthc 38:12-3. 2008
- Hospitals and the uninsured: one hemorrhage at a time, pleaseWilliam A Pully
North Carolina Hospital Association, Cary, NC, USA
N C Med J 67:200-1. 2006
- Bariatric surgery may become a self-pay serviceSusan J Alt
Health Care Strateg Manage 21:1, 12-9. 2003
- Publicly funded medical savings accounts: expenditure and distributional impacts in Ontario, CanadaJeremiah Hurley
Department of Economics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
Health Econ 17:1129-51. 2008..MSAs, however, are also predicted to have unavoidable negative distributional consequences with respect to both public expenditures and out-of-pocket spending...
- A review of data on the U.S. health sector Fall 2002Ida Hellander
Physicians for a National Health Program, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
Int J Health Serv 33:173-92. 2003..The author then provides updates on Congressional activity and the results of polls on matters of health, and some data on health care systems elsewhere in the world...
- Managing medical necessity and notification denialsOlakunle Olaniyan
Case Management Covenants LLC, Columbia, MD, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 63:62-7. 2009..Hospitals should take a strategic approach to denials management. Some key areas to monitor are: Prior authorization/notification. Concurrent review. The appeals process...
- Developing financial benchmarks for critical access hospitalsGeorge H Pink
Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Health Care Financ Rev 30:55-69. 2009..The probability of performing better than benchmark differed among peer groups...
- Surviving the RAC how to take back the take-backsJohn A Orsini
Catholic Healthcare West, Phoenix, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 62:66-9. 2008..File appeals. Track RAC chart requests and overpayment determinations by DRG. Monitor appeal filings and status. Identify opportunities for improving clinical documentation...
- Equip us to care. Buying powerVictoria Hoban
Nurs Times 99:40-1. 2003
- [The balanced scorecard. "Tool or toy" in hospitals]A Brinkmann
Universitätsklinik für Anästhesiologie, Klinikum der Universität Ulm
Anaesthesist 52:947-56. 2003..Finally it gives the opportunity to involve all employees in the original development, communication and execution of a balanced scorecard approach...
- Effect of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act on the bottom lineAnne T Jarrett
Wake Forest University Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
Am J Health Syst Pharm 63:S10-3. 2006....
- Medical Emergency Team Calls in Radiology: In-Patient Characteristics and OutcomLora K Ott; Fiscal Year: 2010..in today's healthcare environment, and impacts not only patient safety and improved outcomes, but hospital economics and medical litigation...
- Impact of resident work hour rules on errors and qualityKevin Volpp; Fiscal Year: 2007..Results from this study will be central to any future efforts to reduce errors in teaching hospitals through resident work hour reform. ..
- Financial incentives for smoking cessationKevin Volpp; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- CLINICAL RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAMJack Zwanziger; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- DEVELOPMENT OF CASE RATES FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSERSChristopher Tompkins; Fiscal Year: 2001..The result could inform State agencies or other payers that may contemplate moving from a fee-for-service payment system toward managed-care models. ..
- Patient-Oriented Research in AgingAlbert Siu; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Hospital Integration and Medicare Reimbursement PolicyDaniel Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Safety Net Hospitals and Minority Access to Health CareGloria Bazzoli; Fiscal Year: 2009..It is important for policy makers, the public, and the health industry to know what this might mean for access to care if the loss of financial support results in further safety net contraction. ..
- Oregon's Parity Law: Comprehensive Parity in Today's Healthcare EnvironmentKENNETH MCCONNELL; Fiscal Year: 2009..Our proposed research will provide insight about the tradeoffs between expanding coverage for mental health and substance abuse disorders and the total cost of care. ..
- Leveraging Medicare Payment & Reporting Policies to Improve Nursing Home QualityDavid C Grabowski; Fiscal Year: 2010..Thus, the information derived from this study has the potential to make important research and policy-relevant contributions aimed at improving the quality of care for all nursing home residents. ..
- Financial incentives for smoking cessationKevin Volpp; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Pain Management and Functional Recovery in Older AdultsR Morrison; Fiscal Year: 2006..The project will examine the impact of this generalizable intervention on pain levels, lower extremity performance, functional status, health related quality of life, and utilization. ..
- NIA DEVELOPMENT AWARD PAIN AND DELIRIUM IN HIP FRACTURER Morrison; Fiscal Year: 2002..Dr. Morrison will engage in a number of educational activities in order to enhance his research and statistical analysis skills. ..
- GLOBAL ANALYSIS OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN HEALTH CAREDaniel Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2002..abstract_text> ..
- Hospital Nurses' Working Conditions and Patient OutcomesJack Needleman; Fiscal Year: 2003....
- Selection and the Quality Impact of Nursing Home OwnershipDavid C Grabowski; Fiscal Year: 2010..By examining this relationship using a novel empirical strategy, this study provides an opportunity to improve the quality of care for the millions of Americans receiving care in the nursing home setting. ..
- The 3 Cohort Study of Hip Fracture Functional OutcomesAlbert Siu; Fiscal Year: 2005..The methodologies we propose to develop and test has wide applicability to other clinical problems of aging where functional status is an important outcome and mortality is also high. ..
- Adolescent Primary Care Adoption of Substance Use SBIChristopher Tompkins; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Infection Risk of Urinary Collection StrategiesSanjay Saint; Fiscal Year: 2006..Since approximately 40% of elderly Americans will enter a nursing home at some point, identification of those at risk of infection could have considerable health, quality of life, and economic consequences. ..
- Hospital Finances and the Quality of Hospital CareGloria Bazzoli; Fiscal Year: 2004..does public policy that affects hospital payments, especially the 1997 Balanced Budget Act and its revisions, influence hospital decisions about quality-related resources and processes and the care their patients receive? ..
- The Precursors and Impacts of Psychiatric Facility ClosureANOUK GRUBAUGH; Fiscal Year: 2008..In contrast, private facility closure occurs when the facility is no longer financially viable and thus may or may not be a function of the quality and quantity of alternatives in the community. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- The Impact of Public Reporting on the Quality of Post-Acute CareRACHEL WERNER; Fiscal Year: 2008..This will be the first rigorous analysis to inform the policy debate on the benefits and risks of public reporting in the post-acute care sector. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..