Top 12 Most-Read HealthLeaders Stories February 2011

HealthLeaders Media Staff , March 1, 2011

5.       Breakthroughs - The Bridge to ACOs

With gaps in guidance on what exactly an accountable care organization should be, healthcare organizations have forged ahead with a myriad of strategies around clinical integration to create the foundations for accountable care. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems— Monarch HealthCare, Sisters of St. Francis Hospital and Health Systems, The Nebraska Medical Center, and Palmetto Health—share insights and lessons learned

6.       A Hospital Prevents Readmissions, but Threatens Revenue

An asthma prevention program at Children's Hospital Boston has drastically reduced emergency room visits and hospitalizations. But the program underscores the tension between a hospital's quest for quality and its bottom line.

7.       Medicare Fraud Strike Force Nabs111 in 9 Cities

Federal investigators say in total, those charged were responsible for at least $225 million in false billings. At least eight physicians, eight nurses, and several healthcare company executives were among those charged in the largest one-day sweep of its kind.

8.      Nurse Practitioner Elected Medical Staff President
A high-achieving nurse practitioner who was elected to the influential position of medical staff president with more than 50% of the all-physicianvote explains his unusual rise through the ranks.

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