Dec. 13 , 2010

Today's Featured Story

Surveys Show That Patient Privacy Is a Growing Factor as a Driver of Hospital Patient Satisfaction

Privacy is viewed as growing in importance as a component of patient satisfaction, but rarely is considered to be paramount unless there is an electronic breach of a patient’s protected health record, health care provider and industry representatives tell AIS.... Read Full Story


Quote of the Day

“Some very large progressive employers who manage their own benefit plans see [accountable care organizations] as an opportunity to save money and achieve quality, and they are asking how they can participate in helping to fund these ACOs.”

— Mark Jamilkowski, senior manager in KPMG’s Healthcare Advisory Group, told AIS’s ACO BUSINESS NEWS

Click here to read the ACO BUSINESS NEWS article in which this quote appeared. (Free for ABN subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).


Today's Datapoint

14.1%…was the Medicare Advantage payment error rate for payment year 2008, down from 15.4% the year before, according to new data released by CMS.



People on the Move

WellPoint, Inc. promoted Douglas Wenners to senior vice president for provider engagement and contracting. He was president and general manager at WellPoint's Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire....Houston's Memorial Hermann named Susan Distefano, R.N., CEO of Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, effective Jan. 1, 2011. She succeeds Craig Cordola, who was promoted to CEO at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center earlier this year. Distefano was senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Texas Children's Hospital.


Today's Featured Health Business Job Opening

Windsor Management Services, Inc.
Medicare Compliance Auditor
Brentwood, Tenn.

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