HealthLeaders Media Community and Rural Hospital Weekly - July 6, 2011
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Legal 'Oversight' May Leave Rural Health Clinics Behind
Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media
An Illinois medical group is spearheading an effort to correct a legislative oversight that could spell big trouble for the country's thousands of rural health clinics that bill the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [Read More]
July 6, 2011
Editor's Picks

CMS Releases 2012 OPPS Proposed Rule
The proposal outlines changes for payment for combined CT services, partial hospitalization ambulatory payment classifications, and supervision for outpatient therapy services. [Read More]

OH Hospitals Launch Non-profit Collaborative
Three Cleveland-area hospitals have formed a non-profit collaborative that they say lets them pool resources while maintaining autonomy in their own communities. [Read More]

Joint Commission Unveils Wrong Site Surgery Prevention Tool
With wrong-site surgeries occurring an estimated 40 times a week in the U.S., the Joint Commission teamed up with several hospitals to nail down precisely where and how these mistakes keep happening. [Read More]

Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
Date: July 20, 2011
About: Integration will be the key to success in the accountable care era, whether your organization develops an official ACO or not. Organizations must develop strong relationships with employed and affiliated physicians. Join us to get alignment strategies to thrive in an increasingly integrated industry. [Register Today]

Webcast: Creating an ACO Marketing Language
Date: July 27, 2011
About: As a marketer, you need to learn the new paradigm of managing population health vs. growing patient volume in a traditional environment. Advance your understanding of how to align ACO marketing with business needs, as well as market accountability to providers, and ultimately your community. [Register Today]

Leaders Forum

Intelligence Report: Better Care and the Bottom Line
54% of leaders say that ACOs will be successful in coordinating care and driving down overall costs, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. [Read More]
This Week's Headlines

Hospital CEO pay has some ill at ease
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 5, 2011
Banner Health provides ICU care remotely
The Arizona Republic, July 5, 2011
Denver Hospital sets the bar for patient safety
PBS News Hour, July 1, 2011
New rules on medical residents' hours spur debate
NPR, July 1, 2011
HIE Roundtable explores sustainability
CMIO, June 30, 2011
In CO, a tale of two hospitals
The Aspen Times, June 29, 2011
VT may build new state hospital
Burlington Free Press, June 29, 2011


Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era (July 20)

Webcast: Creating an ACO Marketing Language (July 27)

Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs (August 16)


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