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Novation’s 2015 Innovative Technology Expo is Nov. 4

Make plans to exchange ideas with decision-makers from the nation’s top health systems at the Innovative Technology Expo. This industry-leading event is being held on Nov. 4 in the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. This year’s event spotlights information technologies designed to improve patient care and enhance an organization’s… 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 Modifies the Two-Midnight Rule on Hospital Outpatient Guidelines

    Washington-Update-72On July 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed CY2016 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) rule. The rule proposes making changes to the “Two-Midnight” Rule related to short-stay inpatient admissions. The controversial two-midnight policy, which essentially requires a hospital stay to cross two midnights… More >

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