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Bellevue was ready for Ebola, administrator says

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Almost exactly 24 hours after Dr. Nathan Link provided updates on Ebola at the hospital’s monthly Community Advisory Board meeting last Wednesday, Bellevue’s isolation facilities were put to the test when Harlem resident Dr. 598 more words

Bedpan Alley

The challenges in setting the national tariff for 2015/16

In this second blog we discuss some of the pressures that the NHS faces and how Monitor takes them into consideration when it sets the national tariff. 713 more words

Payment System Development

Do Death Panels Really Exist?

October 28th, 2014 I was discharged from yet another hospital, with my symptoms worsening. They just gave up looking for the problem after a couple tests. 121 more words


Thing 2 - Be Happy

As all of you know my primary focus for improvement is first line supervision.  Sure, there are a lot of factors that affect the success of a great hospital including the revenue cycle, coding, vendor management, and food service all come to mind as important items that you should be concerned about and interested in, but my focus is not everything, but one thing that can have a positive effect on everything else – … 1,109 more words


2 Philadelphia Hospitals Move Closer To Merger

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Leaders of two Philadelphia-area health systems plan to sign a letter of intent to move toward merging the organizations.

Officials say that the two organizations have thoroughly studied a model over the last 30 days that would combine Jefferson and Abington Health. 117 more words


Mississippi, Burned - Sarah Varney - POLITICO Magazine

The previous post is mostly head, but this story is the heart. Atul Gawande, to whom I have a small altar in my closet, says it is essential. 6 more words


Falling into the gap.

Midsummer 2012 the supreme court upheld the majority of the provisions of the ACA, and people like me who had made every major life decision since turning 22 based on where I could get health insurance (hello preexisting conditions) breathed a deep sigh of relief, wept one tear, and took a long nap. 256 more words