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Payment

As providers and the government try to lower healthcare costs, much of the action rests on lower reimbursement. Meanwhile, patients increasingly are reaching into their own pockets to cover their healthcare costs. They want price transparency and convenient ways to pay their bills, and providers want to maintain healthy margins. Read more about how payment innovations affect the industry.

Data Points: Operating margins holding up, even if occupancy isn't

Data Points: Operating margins holding up, even if occupancy isn't

A snapshot of the industry's financial and operational gauges from Modern Healthcare Metrics indicates that the average hospital is doing OK on some measures—operating margin for instance—and not so great on others, such as occupancy. »

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Data Points: Open season for direct contracting

Data Points: Open season for direct contracting

Open enrollment is coming to a close for most employer-sponsored health plans. Though the percentage is still small, more and more companies are turning to direct contracting in benefit design.

Data Points: Opioid prescription numbers are down, but still a problem

Data Points: Opioid prescription numbers are down, but still a problem

The FDA on Nov. 2 approved a new super-potent opioid tablet for use in hospitals. While prescribing numbers for opioids have been declining for the past few years, prescription use of painkillers still present a major challenge for combating the overall opioid crisis.

Data Points – ACA open enrollment: Who is buying?

Data Points – ACA open enrollment: Who is buying?

Affordable Care Act open-enrollment season is here. There's been relatively steady growth in marketplace plan purchases over the years. Will it continue?

Taking healthcare to new heights with IT leaders at the vanguard

Taking healthcare to new heights with IT leaders at the vanguard

At CHIME, we believe that sharing best practices nationally and globally across the healthcare IT industry will improve patient safety and outcomes everywhere. Most Wired will help us achieve that goal, and more.

Data Points: Smoking pot while pregnant

Data Points: Smoking pot while pregnant

A study of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health looked at marijuana use among women 18 to 45 years old. Here’s a snapshot of those who smoked pot in the last month while pregnant.

Crafting healthcare marketing messages that make a difference

Crafting healthcare marketing messages that make a difference

Modern Healthcare and Ad Age are excited to announce winners of the 2018 Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards. These campaigns spotlight how personal storytelling is an integral part of the push for a more consumer-centric healthcare industry.

Data Points: A state-by-state look at nurse-to-patient staffing ratios

Data Points: A state-by-state look at nurse-to-patient staffing ratios

As nurse-to-patient ratios are debated on both coasts, projections show a few states may not be able to meet future demand for registered nurses.

Data Points: Public health officials push for better flu vaccination rates

Data Points: Public health officials push for better flu vaccination rates

As flu season arrives, public health officials are going on the offensive advocating for improved vaccination rates, especially among healthcare workers.

Webinar: Healthcare Disrupted — Applying High Reliability Concepts to Realize Better Operating Margins

Webinar: Healthcare Disrupted — Applying High Reliability Concepts to Realize Better Operating Margins

As hospitals evolve to adapt to value-based, patient-centered models, so must their supply management strategy. This webinar will discuss the cultural and operational transformation that is required to ensure your supply strategy is aligned with your organization's quality and financial goals.

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