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As Reimbursements Decline, Providers Find it Easier to Go Green
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

Healthcare providers that spend time looking over real estate, building, and operations costs are finding the time is right to adopt green building techniques, not only as public responsibility, but also as a way to save serious cash.
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  October 22, 2010

Editor's Picks
Scripps Health to Restructure Management
This is an interesting piece from my colleague John Commins that details the organizational structure for Scripps Health in San Diego that may prove to be a model for multi-hospital systems. Scripps' says its horizontal management restructuring model will cut costs, improve care, and ultimately, preserve jobs. [Read More]
Proving Payer Preauthorization
Pre-authorizations conveyed by phone and fax are racking up denials and hurting revenue. Here's one provider's solution for tracking and archiving those communications so that insurance companies can no longer hold their own disorganization against the hospital. [Read More]
Intelligence Report: Patient Experience — Help Wanted
While 72% of senior healthcare leaders say that patient experience has been a priority in the past year, only 1 of 8 CEOs has primary responsibility for it. Our exclusive, original research and analysis examines this paradox and delves into the realm of patient experience and its challenges, including why healthcare leaders report lack of success in achieving the kind of patient experience they need to provide. [Read More]
Breakthroughs Report: Hospital Merger and Acquisition Strategies
The rules of healthcare are changing. Today, growth isn't about just getting bigger. It's about developing all of the components needed for coordinated care and reduced costs. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems that have seen the value of growth from mergers and acquisitions—North Shore LIJ Health System, Novant Health, Baylor Health Care System, and Bayhealth Medical Center—share insights and lessons learned. [Learn More]
This Week's Headlines
Radiation Patients Endanger Public, Congressman Says
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 21, 2010
Team Training Slashes Surgical Morbidity, Study Says
Roxanna Guilford-Blake, for HealthLeaders Media, October 21, 2010
IRS Nabs NC Physician for Tax Scam
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 21, 2010
CHW to Pay $275K to Settle Hiring Discrimination Charges
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 21, 2010
Philadelphia-area medical data breach said to be major
The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 21, 2010
Search under way for new CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, October 21, 2010


Webcasts/Audio Conferences
Primary Care Physicians to Take Central Role in ACOs (October 21)
Physicians: Reimbursement and Retention (August 3)
A Better Way Than Pay For Call Coverage (July 15)
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