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It's not too late to register for the 2013 ANI!
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The 2013 ANI will be Oct. 16-18, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, La.

This year's theme is "Achieving Excellence in Your Revenue Cycle ... and All That Jazz"

Register online NOW! You can download the registration brochure or register online by clicking here.

The room reservation deadline is Sept. 25, 2013! Click here to reserve your room.

Don't miss the unveiling of a Momentous Announcement about the AAHAM Certification Program at the ANI!

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Can hospitals pay patients' health insurance premiums?
HealthLeaders Media
What if hospitals covered monthly premium payments to encourage patients to enroll in the new health insurance exchange markets, especially for people with higher risks of hospitalization in the coming year? What could be wrong with that? That's the essence of the question American Hospital Association president Rich Umbdenstock asked Dr. Mandy Cohen, senior adviser to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator, during a recent webinar on what hospitals might do to get more of their otherwise uninsured patients enrolled.
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CMS issues guidance on 'two midnights' hospital payment rule
Becker's Hospital Review
CMS has released answers to frequently asked questions about its new regulation that generally considers inpatient admissions spanning two midnights as qualifying for payment under Medicare Part A. CMS included the new regulation in its final rule on 2014 Medicare inpatient prospective payment system rates. Under the policy, inpatient admissions are considered reasonable and necessary for Medicare beneficiaries who require more than a one-day stay or who need treatment specified as inpatient only. The rule determines that stays lasting less than two midnights should have been treated and billed as outpatient services.
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Feng shui: Creating the right environment for your medical office
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Take a minute to look around your office. Is it appealing to your patients? Does it promote well-being? Believe it or not, your office layout affects your work life as well as your patients; feng shui can also affect you, your patients and staff.

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ICD-10 pushes revenue cycle management to top of priority list
EHR Intelligence
CMS might be trying to evoke pleasant memories with its ICD-10 "Back to School" campaign, but providers facing a tough transition to the new code set are going to need more than apples for the teacher if they are to survive the coming year.

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Obamacare impact: More patients, more healthcare jobs, experts predict
The Star-Ledger
Two years before the Affordable Care Act became law and three years before its full implementation, a cadre of concerned professionals was already asking an important question: Who will take care of all these new patients?

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Partner with providers to ensure ICD-10 readiness
FierceHealthPayer
As insurers prepare to switch to ICD-10, some are shifting their focus to coordinating with providers, particularly small to medium doctor offices, to ensure a smooth transition next year to the new code set, AIS Health reported. Particularly challenging to insurers is guaranteeing providers' ICD-10 systems are tested and ready to operate come the October 2014 compliance deadline. Insurers don't want the codes to cause them to pay too much for services, but they also want to ensure revenue neutrality for providers.
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How does the patient's story feature in accountable care?
EHR Intelligence
Do patients have experiences or problems? It's a question of culture that is as important within the face-to-face interactions between physicians and patients as it is with even simple health information technology tools such as the patient portal. All the patient data that continues to become more accessible in the context of EHR is useful for transparency, but it still requires the keen insight of the physician to help tell the story that weaves that fragmented data together in a meaningful way for patients. Perhaps, this is why it's called meaningful use and not collection.
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Do patients even want digital health records?
Government Health IT
While the federal government is incentivizing healthcare providers to implement and use electronic health records systems, and ramping up patient engagement efforts, the question of how many patients actually want to use digitized health data remains. Indeed, majorities of Americans are concerned about the security of their electronic data, according to a new poll, and more than two-thirds of respondents indicated that their physicians have not adequately explained the switch to digital records.
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The healthcare sector will invest $5.4 billion in cloud computing by 2017
CloudTimes
Cloud computing services are increasingly moving into the future in healthcare. However, the protection and security of private data are two of the main reasons why the healthcare sector is generally slow to adopt new technologies. Market researchers assume that the healthcare industry will invest $5.4 billion in cloud computing by 2017.
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Managing patients' pain improves satisfaction, revenue
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Pain represents a growing patient concern and a flourishing service line for healthcare. Hospitals are creating pain management centers with a focus on chronic and acute pain, relying on interventional and multidisciplinary procedures targeting long-term pain. Hospitals also recognize the need to improve pain management outcomes to improve patient satisfaction scores on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey.
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