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In this issue...
  • Are you ready? Legislative Day 2015 is next week!
  • Medical price transparency toolkit unveiled by American Hospital Association
  • 5 ACO implementation lessons from healthcare leaders
  • Providers plan to pursue Medicare's chronic care management program
  • Healthcare industry reacts to Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposed rule
  • 5 tips for strengthening EHR data security
  • Patients' goals key to effective care



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    Are you ready? Legislative Day 2015 is next week!
    AAHAM
    Sponsored by The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), this event brings you face-to-face with the decision-makers in Washington who will determine the outcome of our industry's top legislative priorities.

    Legislative Day is right around the corner, March 30-31. We are all very excited to present you with a jam-packed agenda for this year's trip to "The Hill". This year we are making appointments for you with both your senators and representatives. Those of you who have attended this event in the past can attest to the excitement of being part of a grassroots advocacy event such as this. With all of the issues and obstacles facing us in healthcare today, it is imperative that you take this opportunity to let your voice be heard in Washington. AAHAM is giving you the opportunity to personally make this happen. Don't let this once a year opportunity pass you by!

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    Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
    Washington, D.C.
    March 30-31
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    Medical price transparency toolkit unveiled by American Hospital Association
    Healthcare Finance
    The American Hospital Association released a price transparency toolkit for healthcare providers to help them provide more info to the public and meet requirements under the Affordable Care Act. The ACA requires hospitals to report annually and make public a list of hospital charges for items and services.
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    5 ACO implementation lessons from healthcare leaders
    FierceHealthcare
    Accountable care organizations exist in many forms, from the Pioneer ACOs and the recently announced Next Generation ACO to smaller, less formal arrangements between payers and health systems. Every partnership comes with its own stated objectives, but there's also an underlying and often implicit goal: Avoid the failures of capitation.
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      FREE COPY: 2014 Registration Benchmark Report

    Each year, patient access leaders across the country answer questions on topics such as POS collections practices, pre-registration depth, staff turnover, and process improvements. Click now to download a FREE COPY of the results report!
     


    Providers plan to pursue Medicare's chronic care management program
    By Scott E. Rupp
    Kryptiq, a Beaverton, Ore.-based developer of population health management technology, conducted a benchmark survey to gauge providers' pursuit of the newly available payments in light of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services starting to reimburse providers last Jan. 1.
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    Healthcare industry reacts to Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposed rule
    EHR Intelligence
    On March 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that the latest proposed ruling on Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements have been released for public comment. The announcement emphasizes how the proposed rules will give providers more flexibility under the EHR Incentive Programs and increase EHR interoperability to improve the access and sharing of patient health information.
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    5 tips for strengthening EHR data security
    Government Health IT
    While electronic health records systems and databases have enabled the healthcare industry to modernize patient care and information collection, an unintended side effect is that these vulnerable systems have made also data more accessible to hackers.
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    Patients' goals key to effective care
    FiercePracticeManagement
    There are critical questions missing when many physicians interview patients, according to an article in the Washington Post by family physician Mitch Kaminski, M.D. They are: "What are your goals for your care?" and "How can I help you?" he wrote.
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