Monthly Archives: June 2012

Hard Hat Area

The appearance of our facility has changed a lot over the past several years. It wasn’t that many years ago that the Golden Valley Medical Plaza was constructed and added to the existing hospital. Just last year we completed the … Continue reading

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Is it health care or disease care

We call it health care but is it really?   A person can make a god argument that the health care we provide in the United States isn’t really health care at all, instead its disease care.  Our system treats illness … Continue reading

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New payment proposal for hospitals

Medicare is proposing a significant change in how it pays hospitals.  The Medicare proposal would add two measures of patient safety and a financial assessment of whether hospitals are careful stewards of Medicare’s money to the Value Based Purchasing incentive payment or penalty payment … Continue reading

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The fireworks might start a little early this year

The Supreme Court should rule on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act any day and health care geeks like me are sitting on the edge of their seat and chewing off every fingernail waiting for a … Continue reading

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8 second ride…Olde Glory Days style

Olde Glory Days festivities begin June 28 so we’re just a few weeks away.  The theme this year is “Great Celebration, By Nature” and Olde Glory Days is an event that defines our community and attracts scores of visitors to … Continue reading

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A twist on pay for performance

I’ve devoted several blog posts on how pay for performance has and will affect hospital reimbursement.  I came across a blog post on KevinMD.com that advocates for patients to be involved in the pay for performance mix.  In the blog … Continue reading

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What’s it really going to cost

We are beginning to understand the real cost of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or health care refor. The Congressional Budget Office has released its “Updated Budget Projections: Fiscal Years 2012 to 2022.” The economic outlook includes updated … Continue reading

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