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CMS Listening, Trying with Adjustments to ACO Rules
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

After only a month and a half of carping, hospital and health system leaders have already pushed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to at least partially change the requirements of participating in an accountable care organization.
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  May 20, 2011

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CHS Discloses Federal Subpoenas
Community Health Systems Inc. is fighting legal battles on several fronts that include subpoenas from two federal oversight agencies. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Franklin, TN-based CHS disclosed that it has been has been subpoenaed separately by the SEC, and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General in Houston. [Read More]
Employer Healthcare Costs Expected to Jump 8.5% in 2012
Employers will see healthcare costs increase by 8.5% in 2012, up slightly from 2010, as the economy continues to rebound, according to the annual Behind the Numbers report on medical cost trends from the PwC Health Research Institute. That financial hit could be "contained" to about 7%, however, with increased cost-shifting to employees, PwC Principal Michael Thompson told HealthLeaders Media. [Read More]
Webcast: Beyond Medicare Shared Savings: Effective ACO & Clinical Integration Strategies
Go beyond the ACO regs furor to uncover commercial and Medicare alternatives for your ACO strategy. Join HealthLeaders Media for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, for a deep dive with leading experts savvy on the legal and business operation of ACOs in commercial markets and CMS programs other than Medicare Shared Savings. [Read More]
Impact Analysis: Leaders Respond to CMS' Proposed ACO Regulations
The proposed regulations are indeed out, but what do they really mean to your organization and the industry? Get reactions from leaders at hospitals, health plans, and physician practices that are already well-versed in ACOs, including Monarch Healthcare, Alegent Health, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan /Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Geisinger Health System, Dean Health System, and Scripps Health. [Learn More]
Rounds: Coordinating Systems of Care
Whether your hospital system is pursuing an accountable care organization or a broader program of clinical integration, the real work of creating high-value, cost-effective healthcare is in transforming the systems of care. But the solutions may not be as big and unmanageable as you think. Join us live or via live webcast from Gundersen Lutheran Health System with Gundersen's clinical and executive leadership team and invited guest Fairview Health Services, two of the nation's health system pioneers in high-quality, lower-cost healthcare. [Read More]
This Week's Headlines
Fewer ERs available as need rises
The New York Times, May 18, 2011
FL pushing new fees for most Medicaid recipients
McClatchy Newspapers/Kaiser Health News, May 18, 2011
WakeMed's bid for Rex pits money, care
The Cary News, May 18, 2011
UNC Health Care opposes the sale of Rex Healthcare to WakeMed
The Daily Tar Heel, May 18, 2011
HealthSouth to Sell 6 Hospitals to LifeCare for $120M
HealthLeaders Media, May 19, 2011
Ban on Hiring Rural Doctors in Texas is Over
HealthLeaders Media, May 18, 2011
5 Ways Basic Health Programs Benefit States
HealthLeaders Media, May 18, 2011
TX med schools face drastic cuts
The Texas Tribune, May 18, 2011

May 24: Webcast: Blueprint for an Integrated and Alignment-Driven Physician Compensation Plan

June 7: Webcast: Beyond Medicare Shared Savings: Effective ACO & Clinical Integration Strategies

June 9: Rounds: Coordinating Systems of Care


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