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3 Insider Tips on Cutting Costs without Strangling Growth

Philip Betbeze

You can't cut your way to profitability. The CEO of a 12-hospital system divulges how to achieve both growth and cost cutting. He ought to know. He's slashed $165 million in costs while investing in growth. >>>

 

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Drug Pricing 'Tantamount to Greed,' Lawmaker Says

Four legislative actions could ease the burden of high-cost prescription drugs—such as a $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug—on Medicare, the public, and commercial payers, says U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman. >>>

The Infection-Busting Treatment Payers Don’t Want to Talk About

Fecal microbiota transplantation is an inexpensive treatment for a potentially deadly infection. But FMT is not for the squeamish. It's time for payers to get on board with this antibiotic alternative, which has a 90% cure rate. >>>

4 Tectonic Shifts Shaking Up Healthcare

The changes happening in the healthcare industry are just getting started. Risk-based reimbursements, HIX, high-deductible health plans, and possible pushback against Medicare and Medicaid will transform healthcare delivery and payment. >>>

CVS Ramps Up Retail Clinics with Provider Affiliations

A new player in the healthcare delivery system is taking on an old challenge: primary care. >>>

Ascension, Carondelet to Partner with Tenet, Dignity Health

Under the deal, which has entered the due diligence phase, Tenet would become majority partner responsible for all operations of Carondelet's assets and Ascension would all but leave the Arizona market. >>>

Roundtable: Life After a Healthcare Organization Acquisition

Four senior healthcare executives join in an in-depth conversation on the trends that are driving acquisitions and the steps that are needed to ensure successful integration once a transaction is complete. >>>

Slideshow: Healthcare Leaders Name IT Spending Priorities

Healthcare information technology is a major focus of hospital and health system leaders who must make crucial determinations about HIT spending. Four senior healthcare leaders discuss their IT operating budgets, and how they prioritize their IT budgets. >>>



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News Headlines

When hospitals buy clinics, prices go up

Bloomberg Businessweek, July 25, 2014

New Orleans East Hospital opens quietly, still seeking accreditation

NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune, July 25, 2014

Invoking anti-fraud law, LA doctor gets rich

The Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2014

Two Americas on healthcare, and danger of further division

The New York Times, July 24, 2014

Mayo Clinic sees big future for personalized medicine

Star Tribune, July 24, 2014

Medicare testing payment options that could end observation care penalties

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, July 23, 2014

Hospital rents 'innovation space' from healthcare accelerator

The Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2014

Cardiologists sever ties with Mercy, head back to private practice

St. Louis Business Journal, July 23, 2014

NH hospitals form umbrella group to explore lowering costs

New Hampshire Public Radio, July 22, 2014

50 years of health spending in one animated chart

Vox, July 21, 2014



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