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  May 23, 2014 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

In Demand: A Different Kind of CEO

Philip Betbeze

Hospital CEO has been the dream job for healthcare administrators for decades. But the top job increasingly isn't the top anymore, as organizations merge, holding companies morph into operating companies, and metrics for success change. Can you adapt? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Observation, Two-Midnight Rules Hit in Hearing

Hospital leaders testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee derided Medicare's two-midnight and observation rules, saying that not only are the policies not working, they've also added huge costs and quality issues for providers and patients. >>>

Investing in Patient Experience Protects Hospital Revenue

Patient experience is not a nicety, but a quantifiable score that can decrease revenue. Learn from Cleveland Clinic's lessons: focus on culture, quickly; get physicians on board, despite their recalcitrance; and just get started. >>>

Tenet Doubles Down on Urgent Care Facilities

As consumers take on more of the responsibility of paying for healthcare, the popularity of walk-in retail health clinics is surging. Tenet says it's set to double the number of its retail health clinics this year. >>>

CMS Proposes Meaningful Use Extensions

The proposed rule would give healthcare providers more flexibility in how they use electronic health record systems to meet Meaningful Use requirements and would formally extend the timelines for Stage 2 and Stage 3. >>>

Sebelius OKs Foundation Subsidies for QHP Enrollee Premiums

Third-party payments of premiums and cost-sharing made on behalf of Marketplace-qualified health plan enrollees by private, not-for-profit foundations are permitted—with some safeguards. >>>

Healthcare Cost Growth 'Slows' to 5.4%

Although the 5.4% growth is the lowest cost increase since the Milliman Medical Index began keeping track in 2002, it also represents the ninth straight year in which annual costs have increased by at least $1,100. >>>

Slideshow: Monitoring Quality Along the Care Continuum

With care shifting from the hospital environment to outpatient and ambulatory settings, healthcare organizations are tasked with the challenge of monitoring quality along the care continuum. Four healthcare leaders discuss how their organizations are addressing this clinical quality improvement issue. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The ED Fix—Triage, Coordination, and Navigation

This report reveals new, proven ways healthcare leaders are cutting wait times and improving care: fine-tuning processes for speedy triage and evaluation, bringing patients closer to caregivers, optimizing discharges and transfers, and effectively guiding non-emergent patients. Order Today >>>



News Headlines

ACA, spending cuts slow healthcare hiring

The Sacramento Bee / McClatchy, May 23, 2014

Some CO doctors may be overcharging Medicare for routine visits

Kaiser Health News, May 23, 2014

What will it take to fix VA healthcare?

CBS News, May 23, 2014

How the typical hospital will change with tech and shift to patient-centered care

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 23, 2014

Overwhelming vote for Obama's HHS nominee

The Hill, May 22, 2014

Medicare may be overpaying hospitals for patients who don't stay long

NPR / Kaiser Health News, May 22, 2014

Federal funds earmarked to offset PPACA insurer losses

Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, May 22, 2014

CMS pressed to approve Medicare fraud rules

The Hill, May 21, 2014

3-hospital takeover by Partners OK'd

The Boston Globe, May 21, 2014

Another state nixes its health exchange

The Hill, May 21, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Presidents, CEOs, and the New Leadership Model

Some hospital CEOs, used to captaining their own ship, are finding that healthcare reform means there are fewer opportunities to run things as they see fit. Maybe that's a good thing. >>>

 

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