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Leadership Requires Top Bench Strength
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

Replacing key leaders is not something you want to contemplate when their departure is imminent. Rather, you want to build systems and processes to identify and develop future leaders from talent within your organization.
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  July 29, 2011

Editor's Picks
States to Get Drug Rebates Even Under Managed Care
A provision in the Affordable Care Act changes states' incentives on drug plans and represents billions in potential savings even if states turn over Medicaid drug plan operations to managed care plans. [Read More]
Nearly 20% of GDP to be Spent on Healthcare By 2020
National healthcare spending is expected to increase from 17.6% in 2010, to 19.8% in 2020 as the economic recovery spurs higher utilization and an estimated 30 million people receive health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, says a study in Health Affairs. [Read More]
MGMA: Proposed HIPAA Disclosures Rule 'Unworkable'
In its proposed form, the "accounting of disclosures" HIPAA privacy rule would be a disincentive for physicians to install electronic health record systems, a Medical Group Management Association survey shows. [Read More]
Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs
Date: August 16, 2011
What: Attend on-site or participate via live webcast. Get accountable care strategies from ACO pioneers Norton Healthcare, Humana, and Palmetto Health—first movers who already have experienced the challenges of building a new framework for healthcare delivery.
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Intelligence Report: Better Care and the Bottom Line
Date: July 27, 2011
What: 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.
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This Week's Headlines
Study of medical device rules is attacked, unseen
The New York Times, July 28, 2011
AHIMA: Proposed HIPAA Access Requirement a 'Significant Burden'
HealthLeaders Media, July 28, 2011
MD Cardiologist Convicted in Cardiac Stent Scam
HealthLeaders Media, July 28, 2011
Understanding MLR Waiver Requests
HealthLeaders Media, July 27, 2011
Rural Hospitals Fight to Block $16B in Federal Cuts
HealthLeaders Media, July 27, 2011
Hospital scans palms to pull up medical records
CNET News, July 28, 2011
Jackson Health System lowers prices to HMOs
Miami Herald, July 28, 2011

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