VHHA Services Rebranding Itself

VHHA Services is rebranding itself by changing its name to VHHA Shared Hospital Services – a name that more accurately reflects the benefits of its programs and offerings to VHHA members. (VHHA Shared Hospitals Services will soon unveil a new logo as well.) VHHA Services was founded by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association in…

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Merritt Hawkins Seeks Survey Participation

Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm and a VHHA Services Endorsed Business Partner, conducts a national survey to determine the amount of inpatient and outpatient revenue physicians generate on behalf of their affiliated hospitals. Sent to nearly 4,000 hospital chief financial officers nationwide, the survey generates vital data that is used by hospitals…

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New White Paper Tracks Reimbursement Trends

In 1919, the American Medical Association estimated $3.6 billion was spent in the United States on health care annually, equating to 4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). In 2014, the total exceeded $3 trillion (an 83,000 percent increase), equating to about 17 percent of GDP. A lot has changed between 1919 and today in…

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New Ranking Shows States with Best and Worst Patient Access to Physicians

Merritt Hawkins, VHHA Services’ endorsed physician recruitment services company, has released its 2015 Physician Access Index, a national survey that tracks nearly three dozen metrics that influence access to physicians, physician assistants (PA), and nurse practitioners (NP) in each state. As patients seek quicker access to physicians through urgent care centers, retail clinics, telehealth services,…

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Webinar Invite: Physician Leaders’ Role in Becoming a High Performing Health System

Truven Health Analytics invites those interested to participate in a free webinar (Nov. 13, 2015, 2:30 p.m. EST) with the theme “What does it take to become a high performing health system?” Participants will hear from Truven Health Analytics’ Associate Chief Medical Officer, Byron Scott, MD, MBA; and Senior Vice President for Performance Improvement, Jean…

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VHHA Services Launches New Website for Members

VHHA Services is pleased to announce the launch of the redesigned www.VHHAServices.com website. It is expected to go live today. The new website features an updated look that allows for simpler online navigation of the shared hospital services, programs, and offerings endorsed by VHHA Services. Members are encouraged to review the site when exploring resources…

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Helping VHHA Members Recruit and Retain Top Employees

Endorsed by VHHA Services, HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management software for health care organizations. Its comprehensive suite of solutions includes applicant tracking and onboarding, reference checking, behavioral assessments, employee performance, compensation, competency and learning management, and eLearning courseware. HealthcareSource addresses the needs that are most critical to health care talent management professionals. Designed…

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FairCode Advice on Avoiding Review Organization Denials

Review organizations (RO) tend to reject an uncertain diagnosis that is documented as suspect during a hospital admission even though official guidelines direct ROs to “code the condition as if it existed or was established. The basis for these guidelines are the diagnostic workup, arrangements for further workup or observation, and initial therapeutic approach that…

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VHHA Supplemental Staffing Program Takes the Burden Out of Agency Staffing

The VHHA Supplemental Staffing Program is a fast growing resource for providing VHHA members a no-cost temporary staffing solution in virtually every clinical and non-clinical department. The program offers multiple user-friendly, customizable software options to efficiently and effectively manage all of their supplemental staffing needs. The newest program feature is a simple online job posting…

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VHHA Health Care Career Center

VHHA provides health care professionals with a job search resource (www.vahospitalcareers.com) enabling employment seekers to find a hospital that best fits their experience, specialty, and interest. This platform is affiliated with the Hospital Careers network, which includes 18 state hospital association partnerships. Additionally, this online tool allows VHHA members to market their facilities and become…

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