AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Here is some information about the impact of the Affordable Care Act. While we have known the “rules” for some time, hospitals are now beginning to feel the impact in the form of revenue penalties and the demand to provide care differently than in the past. Re-admission penalties are a current target and most thought leaders expect more to come.

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2012/November/27/medicare-spending-hospital-readmissions.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+khn%2Ffulltext+%28All+Kaiser+Health+News+%28Full+Text%29%29

If you have innovative thoughts about how hospital chief financial officers, revenue cycle professionals and others can mitigate or minimize the impact of ACA mandates, please share.

Jim Matthews
Principal; Nearterm Corporation
(281) 646-1330
[email protected]

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DRESS FOR SUCCESS

For a lot of hospital employees, dress code is a matter of policy. However, in revenue cycle operations, HIM, hospital finance and other non-clinical work environments, there is greater flexibility regarding attire. Read the article below and think about how your appearance may impact your career.

http://under30ceo.com/4-ways-dress-success-increasingly-casual-workplace/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Under30CEOAll+%28Under30CEO%29

Jim Matthews
Principal; Nearterm Corporation
[email protected]

Posted By: Nearterm Houston

MANAGEMENT TIPS

Below is a link to an easy read that I found to be provocative. Check it out and see how these tips might help you be a stronger leader. At Nearterm, we specialize in assisting healthcare provider organizations to reach their revenue cyclehealth information management and other financial goals with the support of our expertise and human capital. As such, we are always interested in articles like this one as we continue to advance together with our national client/partner base.

http://www.howdesign.com/design-business/design-management/how-to-be-a-good-manager/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=linkedin

Feel free to call or email if you have comments or would like to learn more.

Jim Matthews
Principal; Nearterm Corporation
(281) 646-1330
[email protected]

Posted By: Nearterm Houston

The Impact Of Healthcare Reform

I found this article insightful.

http://www.beckersasc.com/asc-turnarounds-ideas-to-improve-performance/how-will-obamas-re-election-impact-healthcare-4-asc-industry-leaders-respond.html

If you are a revenue cycle professional interested in specific impacts on revenue cycle performance or if you have thoughts about how it will impact your organization, let’s talk. www.nearterm.com

Posted By: Nearterm Houston