Columbus Regional Health Names New CEO

Scott Hill is the new president and CEO of Columbus (Ga.) Regional Health.

CMS finalizes ICD-10 compliance date

After months of speculation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as expected, finalized Oct. 1, 2015, as the new compliance date for providers and payers to transition to ICD-10.read more

AMA Offers New Resource to Help Physicians with Group Practice Employment Negotiations

As part of its commitment to help physicians navigate evolving issues in medicine, the American Medical Association (AMA) today released a new resource to help physicians negotiate business and legal issues common to group practice employment contracts…

The ultimate patient experience: High-quality care plus free Wi-Fi and 42-inch televisions

A newly opened hospital in Texas bets that the facility designed by physicians to provide patients with the ultimate patient-centered experience will give it an edge in the marketplace, Healthcare Finance News reports.read more

Seeking Lower Prices Where Providers Are Consolidated: <br>An Examination of Market and Policy Strategies

Consolidation between and among hospitals and physicians can lead to improvements in efficiency and quality of care, but it also tends to raise prices for health care services. As part of their Commonwealth Fund–supported study, researchers outlined eight strategies to promote greater competition on price and quality.

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