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Where Value-Based Purchasing is Still Nascent

Philip Betbeze

A recent conversation with a hospital president in Nebraska shows that it's not always payers who are forcing the value-based conversation. >>>


Editor's Picks

Physicians Rail at Recertification Requirements

Medical doctors are facing revamped board recertification requirements that are "expensive, burdensome, and detract from the care of the patient," says David Fleming, president of the American College of Physicians. >>>

Fast-Growing Hospital Jobs

As healthcare continues to transform, the jobs within hospitals and health systems also continue to change. Recruiters who understand these changes are best equipped to compete to hire workers. >>>

MedPAC Offers 7 Ways to Adjust Medicare Payments

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission identifies in its June report seven areas it believes are in need of policy change in order to "provide sufficient payment for efficient providers." >>>

5 Big Ideas from AHIP Conference

In a lively series of presentations at the America's Health Insurance Plans annual conference, attendees were urged to brace for disruptive technologies, do more with data, and embrace radical change. >>>

Anthem, HealthCare Partners ACO Saves $4.7 Million

During a six-month period, Anthem Blue Cross and HealthCare Partners reported an 18% decrease in the length of hospital inpatient stays for patients in their southern California accountable care organization compared to patients outside the ACO. >>>

ACPE Launches School for CMOs

As rising numbers of physicians seek to be hired by hospitals, chief medical officers must understand how to lead and manage clinicians who are accustomed to acting with great autonomy. >>>

GenHealth Joint Venture Banks on Well-Being

One of the biggest independent physician groups in Texas has teamed up with one of the oldest advocates for a well-being approach to healthcare. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The Clinical Strategy for Financial Health—Care Redesign & Standardization

This report reveals how Firelands Regional Medical Center, Kaleida Health, and UC Davis Medical Center are introducing new programs aimed at care redesign, care standardization, and driving waste out of healthcare delivery. Order Today >>>

News Headlines

Report: Ways and Means subpoenaed in Medicare leak probe

The Hill, June 20, 2014

Opinion: How to deal with doctors who get drunk and high on the job

Time, June 20, 2014

Former HHS exec launches ACO for independent physicians

InformationWeek, June 19, 2014

Ellis Medicine, St. Peter's Health Partners announce formation of alliance

The Record News, June 19, 2014

White House asks healthcare experts for help in picking VA head

Reuters, June 18, 2014

Tacoma hospital system releases executive salary data

The News Tribune, June 18, 2014

Syracuse hospital passes follow-up inspection in wake of patient butt-slapping complaint, June 17, 2014

Hospital uses executive bonus money to give its workers a raise

Think Progress, June 17, 2014

Bill could double VA health-care spending

Associated Press/Columbus Dispatch, June 16, 2014

TX probes Dallas hospital for patient abuse Press, June 16, 2014

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