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Doctors Take Umbrage at Physicians' Porsche Promo
Cheryl Clark, Editor, Community Hospitals
A magazine spread featuring a California hospital's physicians and their sports cars is causing a kerfuffle among some hospital leaders who have Medicare reimbursements—and sustainable growth rate formula cuts—on their minds.[Read More]
November 4, 2010
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CMS Under the Gun to Launch Physician Compare Site
The Affordable Care Act directs the HHS Secretary to develop a comprehensive website for the public, payers, employers and anyone else to compare physicians. Last week providers and consumers urged that she structure it in such a way that it shows variation, rather than having nearly everyone be "as expected." [Read More]

CMS Releases OPPS Final Rule for 2011
The country's biggest payer released some final rules for outpatient reimbursement this week. There's some important concessions for critical access hospitals as well as more acceptable standards for supervision.[Read More]

AHA: Observation Status Fears on the Rise
A hospital in El Centro, CA is the latest one to get in trouble with the Department of Justice over violations of the observation status rule, which the American Hospital Association hopes to change. Last week the AHA sent in its official reply.[Read More]

Stroke Mortality Rate Higher for Weekend Admissions
Stroke presentation in an emergency room is always a big deal, because of the chance that ramifications of brain cell death can be thwarted. No wonder that the death rate is higher on weekends, when neurology expertise may be more scarce, but this Toronto study confirms that.[Read More]

Breakthroughs Report: Future Healthcare and Collaboration
Explore strategies to accelerate the drive toward more cost-efficient and quality healthcare. In this new HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—Virtua, Crouse Hospital, Heartland Health, and The Chester County Hospital—share insights and lessons learned. [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]

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The business models that will emerge in the era of healthcare reform are still unclear, but leading hospitals and health systems are already figuring out how to reduce costs while improving quality and efficiency ahead of reimbursement changes. [Read More]