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Leverage Technology Investments to Fit New Payment Models

Jason Williams, Vice President, Business Analytics, RelayHealth, talks about what decision makers can do to effectively manage the crossover of clinical and financial data processes in the era of new payment...


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Sea Change With Hospital Debt
December 15, 2008
As hospitals have lost insurance on their bonds, investors are insisting that hospitals' debt be insured by their performance, says Thomas Royer, MD, president and CEO of Christus Health.

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Device Dysfunctionality
December 1, 2008
John Bardis, chairman, president and CEO of MedAssets, discusses a variety of issues facing healthcare.

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Costs of the Credit Deep Freeze
November 10, 2008
Al Stubblefield, CEO of the Baptist Health Care Corporation, discusses the freeze in the credit markets and how that's affecting hospitals' expansion and M&A plans for the coming year and beyond.

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Risky Business
October 27, 2008
Karen Gries, a certified public accountant and principal with Larson-Allen, talks about new accounting rules associated with the IRS' Form 990, and parts of the form hospitals should pay special attention to.

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Controversy Over RAC
September 29, 2008
With the controversial Recovery Audit Contractor program going nationwide by 2010, many hospitals are concerned about the high number of overpayments collected from providers.

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Challenges in Finance
September 15, 2008
Stephen Farber, former Tenet Healthcare chief financial officer, discusses CFO challenges, hospitals potentially using credit scores to deny care, and the biggest challenges to revenue cycle improvement.

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The Source of Bad Debt
September 2, 2008
Finance Editor Phil Betbeze talks with Earl Winter, CEO of nTelagent Inc., whose company recently ran a test of aged trial balance analyses for some of their customers.

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Preparing for the RAC
August 18, 2008
Michael Taylor, MD, discusses the CMS Recovery Audit Contractor demonstration project.

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Certifying Need
August 4, 2008
Deborah Kolb-Collier, a senior principal in the strategy and planning practice at the Noblis Center for Health Innovation, discusses certificate-of-need laws and what they mean to competition in healthcare.

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Cardio Payment Changes
July 7, 2008
Steve Blades, president of the Cardiovascular Outpatient Center Alliance, says his membership is concerned about proposed Medicare reimbursement changes.

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From Top Leadership Teams: A Broad Spectrum
June 23, 2008
Rick Breon and Mike Freed, CEO and CFO, respectively, of Spectrum Health explain how Spectrum's 500,000-member health plan is useful in helping hold down healthcare prices in their region.

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The High Cost of Obesity
June 9, 2008
HealthLeaders Media senior finance editor Philip Betbeze speaks with Joan Roberts, senior director at Novation, the contracting services arm of VHA, about the increasing costs to hospitals for treating the obese.

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Analyzing Medicare
May 19, 2008
Bill Richburg, a former hospital CEO, CFO, and CIO, advises on how to accurately identify both overpayments and underpayments from Medicare to improve financial performance.

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Alternative Financing
May 5, 2008
Randy Waring, hospital market leader for GE Healthcare Financial Services, talks about the options available to CFOs who are looking for lower risk, lower interest rates, or both.

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Supply Chain Management
March 31, 2008
HealthLeaders Media Finance Editor Philip Betbeze interviews Jim McManus, vice president of finance at St. Joseph Health System in Orange, California.

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Rewarding Quality
March 31, 2008
Barry Arbuckle, CEO of MemorialCare Medical Centers in Long Beach, CA, talks about the importance of developing quality measurement tools that are as robust as financial measurement systems that have been in place for years.

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The Gains in Venture Capital
March 14, 2008
Matthew Hermann, president of Ascension Health Ventures, speaks about how some hospitals are investing in venture capital not only for the potential financial gains, but also to take advantage of the innovative solutions.

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Across-the-Board Transparency
February 29, 2008
Michael Freed, chief financial officer for Spectrum Health, talks about the strategy behind Spectrum's initiative to list what the hospital is paid by a variety of payers for healthcare services.

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Led Out of the Wilderness
February 25, 2008
In this podcast Paul Kronenberg, MD, the CEO of Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY, talks about how obstetrics became the saving grace of the hospital.

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Don't Forget the Operations Planning
February 11, 2008
Frank Kittredge, senior principal and national practice leader for the Facility Planning Practice at the Noblis Center for Health Innovation, talks about ways to bring more robust operational planning into facility planning.

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Strategy Trumps Finance
January 28, 2008
Spectrum Health CFO Michael Freed says strategy trumps finance. To be effective in modern times, a CFO has to develop a financial plan that helps the CEO achieve the goals he's outlined in his strategy.

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A Lucrative Partnership
January 13, 2008
At one point just a few years ago, MemorialCare Health System was spending between $50 and $60 million annually on registry and travel nurses. Meanwhile, a local university was preparing to reduce by half the number of slots available for nursing students because of state budget cuts. Here, MemorialCare CEO Barry Arbuckle speaks on the financial strategy panel at HealthLeaders' Top Leadership Teams event about a nursing program his system developed in conjunction with that university. The program has helped MemorialCare save large expenditures in registry and travel nursing costs.

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