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Top Four Things the CFO Needs to Know About Purchased Services

In today’s ever-evolving healthcare environment, hospital CFOs face a number of challenges. These include changing reimbursement levels, the transition to ICD-10 and the trend toward hospital consolid...

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Cost Containment Corner - 7 Commonly Outsourced Clinical Services

U.S. health care providers are faced with solving the supply shortfall of medical professionals while the demand of patient care continues to grow. Because of health care reform, the number of insured...

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Purchasing Insight: Bone-graft Substitutes

Driven by an aging population and an expanding pool of younger patients, bone-graft substitutes are a $2.5 billion market, which should continue to rise as a result of minimally invasive procedure...

LeAnne Smith
LeAnne Smith
Consumables Analyst
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Bundled Payments May Extend to Other Services, Other Payers

Clinical analyst James Laskaris was recently interviewed by Gregory Freeman of HealthLeaders Media on the topic of bundled payments.  Mr. Laskaris shared his expertise in the highlighted section from ...

James Laskaris, EE, BME
James Laskaris, EE, BME
Clinical Analyst
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Purchasing Insight: New Models for Fluoroscopy Imaging Systems Add Value

Globally, the growth of the fluoroscopy market with medical imaging is projected to reach upward of $2 billion by 2018. In 2013 it was $1.7 billion. Within this market, there is a growing push to m...

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Purchasing Insight: Endoscopic Surgery Video System

Demand for endoscopic video systems is expected to grow as new techniques enable even more procedures to be performed in a minimally invasive manner. This will make the question for today's hospital...

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RCM Tip of the Day: Tracking Outsourced RCM Performance

MD Buyline Operations Analyst, Eric Slimp provided Becker's Hospital Review with a recommendation for when revenue cycle management (RCM) is not conducted in-house. As Carrie Pallard stated, "Many ...

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Purchasing Insight: Maximizing Savings in the Operating Room with Mobile C-arms

Vendors are developing mobile C-arm technology for medical imaging to address the need for hospitals to find new ways to maximize savings, particularly in the operating room. Mobile C-arm systems o...

Jamie Dildy, BS, R.T.(R)
Jamie Dildy, BS, R.T.(R)
Clinical Analyst
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Purchasing Insight: See how prices change for spinal implants

Despite initial concerns that the passing of the Affordable Care Act would inhibit growth of the spinal implant market, the additional 30 million patients receiving coverage - along with the aging U.S...

LeAnne Smith
LeAnne Smith
Consumables Analyst
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Purchasing Insight: Understanding Reimbursements for Intraocular Lenses

According to the Centers for Disease Control, a cataract is a clouding that develops in the crystalline lens of the eye or its lens capsule. It varies in degree from slight to complete opacity, obstru...

LeAnne Smith
LeAnne Smith
Consumables Analyst
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Purchasing Insight: Aortic and Mitral Cardiac Valves

Approximately 5 million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year. Given the not-inconsequential costs of treating this condition, hospitals can benefit from exploring creative ways t...

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