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6 Physician Retention Strategies
Karen Minich-Pourshadi, Senior Editor

If the greatest asset of a healthcare organization is its physicians, why then are so few resources put into retention and so many put into recruitment? Experts discuss the compelling financial reasons behind budgeting to retain star physicians. [Read More]

  June 6, 2011

Editor's Picks
Brace for Healthcare Management Shakeups
This isn't a story about the latest CEO to face a no-confidence vote from his physicians. In today's healthcare world, that kind of revolt seems quaint. It's about how you're going to be able to thrive in a lower reimbursement environment that requires you to find and implement big efficiencies. [Read More]
Dartmouth Researcher Challenges AMA Data
Data quality is becoming more important than ever in determining such critical healthcare issues as the need for primary care physicians. But a Dartmouth researcher who co-authored a recent study on primary care staffing says American Medical Association data on physicians is "not accurate." [Read More]
ACO Incentives for Rural Participants Unconvincing
Recent clarification from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services about how rural providers may participate in accountable care organizations has done little to change some hospital leaders' minds about them. Even with all the exceptions detailed by CMS, which include allowing ACOs with fewer than 10,000 assigned beneficiaries to be exempt from the 2% savings threshold. [Read More]
Final chance: Alternative ACO Strategies Webcast
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]
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]
Finance Forum
Healthcare Equipment Acquisition in an Improving Economy
Equipment financing, particularly of information technology such as electronic medical records, is a key acquisition strategy. An expert explains how healthcare organizations can strategically leverage their equipment financing.

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Finance Headlines
States slow to adopt healthcare transition
The Washington Post, June 6, 2011
Hospitals Add 4,100 Jobs in May
HealthLeaders Media, June 6, 2011
CMS Opens Medicare Transparency Proposal for Comment
HealthLeaders Media, June 6, 2011
ACO initiative draws fire
The Wall Street Journal, June 3, 2011
Despite incentives, cost is a barrier to small provider EHR use
Government Health IT, May 26, 2011
Growing Market Share Through ASC Joint Ventures
HealthLeaders Media, June 3, 2011
Alternative ACO Strategies
June 7, 2011
Rounds: Coordinating Systems of Care
June 9, 2011
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