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Modern Healthcare Publishes Its 2015 “The 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” List; VHA’s Nonomaque and Several Members are Named

Modern Healthcare magazine announced its annual “The 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list. For 2015, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was ranked as number one for his decision on healthcare reform’s fate after the landmark King v. Burwell case. The list, which ... More>

Clinical/Care Delivery

Diagram of ideal care

VHA Helps You Identify a Gap between Current Performance and Leading Practices

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Same is true with a VHA Leading Practice Blueprint®. The blueprints use a visual story format that can reveal possible “gaps” by comparing a hospital’s existing practices to a leading practice. In 2007, VHA created blueprints as an innovative ... More>

Pharmacy

Medicine Business

VHA Mid-Atlantic Pharmacy Network Members Capture Big Savings

Since 2012, VHA’s Mid-Atlantic Purchasing Coalition Pharmacy Network (MAPC Rx) has been saving a lot of money. Through collaboration, contract aggregation and clinical initiatives, this pharmacy network is significantly lowering its medication costs. Network members aren’t focused ... More>

Service Line

Robertson

Enlist Physicians During the Clinical-Quality Value Analysis Process

Today, physicians want to be engaged members of an organization’s communication and collaboration framework. This is a key message in the Healthcare Finance News article, “Clinical integration can lead to cost reduction,” that features VHA’s Zee Robertson, senior director of performance ... More>

Supply Chain

DCH

VHA Helps DCH Health Save More Than $5 Million in Supply Costs

DCH Health System faced potential reductions of more than $20 million from some familiar culprits: the Affordable Care Act, general reimbursement reductions, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid audit program take-backs and new pension funding requirements. Nina Dusang, ... More>
  • CMS Releases Final Hospital Inpatient Payment Rule, Delays Two-midnight Enforcement

    Washington-Update-72On July 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) rule for FY2016. The annual rule establishes payment rates and implements policy changes for inpatient services provided by hospitals across the ...

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