Improve Patient Experience through High Reliability Process Engineering

VHHA Shared Services has selected Care Logistics as a distinctly unique patient care progression company that combines breakthrough approaches to care coordination with innovative care progression software. Care Logistics is committed to helping its customers achieve dramatic results in patient throughput, quality, and experience. The Care Logistics team has extensive expertise in process engineering, change…

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Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives Report Now Available

Merritt Hawkins’ annual Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives report is now available. Now in its twenty-fourth year, the publication that is the most comprehensive report on physician recruiting incentives in the industry is available to VHHA members. The extensive report highlights which physician types are most in demand, current starting salaries for…

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Merritt Hawkins Survey: Two-Thirds of Physicians Have Negative View of AHCA

Two-thirds of physicians have a negative impression of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican-sponsored bill to unwind Obamacare, while only about one-fourth support it, according to a recent survey of 1,112 physicians conducted by Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm and a company of AMN Healthcare. The survey found some 66…

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Cybersecurity Developments: New Guidelines, Upcoming Webinars

VHHA Shared Services endorsed partners InfoArmor and KII Consulting, which specialize in enterprise cybersecurity solutions and privacy management, are planning two upcoming webinars to provide an overview of the recent “WannaCry” global-scale cyberattack, share best practices on prevention, detection, security, and to explain the ways in which InfoArmor and KII Consulting can assist Virginia hospitals…

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InfiniTrak Launches Upcoming Partners in Continuing the Conversation Education Series

InfiniTrak is excited to announce its upcoming Partners in Continuing the Conversation Education Series to support ongoing education outreach on the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). InfiniTrak is continuously crafting opportunities to learn more about the DSCSA and the role of compliance as dispensers. VHHA Shared Services is pleased to present this opportunity to…

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Cost Reporting Rule to be Implemented Sooner than Expected

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this month released the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018, which begins October 1, 2017. CMS intends to move forward with last year’s proposal on how to distribute the uncompensated care pool (UCP) based on charity care and non-Medicare…

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VHHA Shared Services Announces Vizient/Provista National Group Buys

Vizient/Provista is pleased to offer significant savings on purchases of capital assets through their National Group Buys program. Group Buys are available each quarter from participating suppliers on select product categories. They provide substantial cost savings and value-added benefits through negotiated pricing discounts for a limited time. Effective April 1-June 30, VHHA members and affiliated…

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Merritt Hawkins’ 2017 Survey on Physician Appointment Wait Times Now Available

Merritt Hawkins’ 2017 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times and Medicare and Medicaid Acceptance Rates is now available. The survey examines the time it takes to schedule a new patient physician appointment in 15 major U.S. metropolitan areas, finding wait times have increased 30 percent since 2014. The survey of 1,414 physician offices tracks average…

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