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CMS' Final HAC Rule Baffles Hospitals
Cheryl Clark, Senior Editor
Hospitals are struggling to understand The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final rule on Medicaid payment adjustments for healthcare-associated conditions, says the American Hospital Association. [Read More]
June 9, 2011
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Medical Error Self-Reporting Stifled by Fears of Retaliation
Our Senior Editor John Commins' column covers the hazards of creating a culture in which healthcare employees are afraid to report their own errors, much less someone else's. It's worth a read. [Read More]

12 Hospitals Fined For Patient Harm, Deaths in CA
This is the 13th round of penalty announcements for a state that has the toughest immediate jeopardy laws in the country. So far, fines amount to $4.2 million but none of the money has been spent. [Read More]

Mayo Clinic Looks to Affiliations to Expand Brand
Should the goliaths of healthcare reform brand their care? Create franchises? How can they assure the same level of quality, and could oversight intimidate and alienate the satellite facility's providers? [Read More]

Don't Let Marketing Language Mislead Patients
The practice of relying on manufacturer-provided materials for the basis of marketing messaging can lead patients to make poorly informed surgery decisions. Hospitals that use manufacturer materials to tout medical services without telling patients where the information is coming from are not providing a full disclosure. [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. [Read More]

Breakthroughs: The Coordinated ED
Your emergency department is at the forefront of access and quality. Dynamic health systems are maximizing the efficiency, throughput, and patient experience of today's ED in a shrinking reimbursement environment. In this free report, leading hospital systems?Scripps Health, Grady Health System, Mercy Medical Center, and Cambridge Health Alliance?share insights and lessons learned on maximizing the ED. [Read More]

This Week's Headlines
Judges sharply challenge healthcare law
Los Angeles Times, June 9, 2011

Proposed ACO Rules Attract Public Gripes
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 9, 2011

Senators request probe of surgeons
The Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2011

Pfizer touts first US 'virtual' clinical study
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 9, 2011

TX to open tropical disease research center
Houston Chronicle, June 9, 2011

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