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How to Motivate Clinical Staff for Value-Based Purchasing
Karen Minich-Pourshadi, Senior Editor

Financial penalties and rewards don't motivate clinical staff to adhere to value-based purchasing, say CFOs. Instead, nurses seek to do the right thing for patients?which adds up to the right thing for the bottom line. [Read More]

  September 26, 2011

Editor's Picks
IPAB Wields Chainsaw for Want of a Scalpel
The mandate of the Independent Payment Advisory Board is to trim healthcare spending. But unless it is granted more authority, it will be forced to use the blunt tool of rate cuts, where a more nuanced approach might be merited. [Read More]
How CEOs Are Engaging EMS to Help Reduce Costs
In the community paramedic model, patients are referred to Emergency Medical Services personnel by their primary care physician in order to receive services in the home, such as hospital discharge follow-up. How well do healthcare leaders know the EMS team? It's time to get to know them better as they might just be the missing link in the medical home and in creating a truly integrated healthcare community. [Read More]
Fake Doc Takes Physicians for a Ride
Federal authorities have arrested a phony doctor who treated more than 1,000 people in two states and collected $1.2 million for the "care" he provided before trying to sell their health information. [Read More]
Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home
Date: November 11, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Live from host St. Joseph Health System in Orange, CA. Reaching the vision of the patient-centered medical home requires strong links between hospitals and physicians to achieve best patient outcomes. Join us for the dialogue in a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by Relay Health.
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Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment: The Collaborative Care Disconnect
79% of leaders say physicians' support of collaborative care is mixed or unsure, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. [Read More]
Finance Forum
Healthcare's Cottage Supply Chain Needs a Makeover
We should be learning from and implementing best practices that have been realized in other industries to drive supply chain improvements that can provide the best patient outcomes at the best cost, an expert says.

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Finance Headlines
How one small group sets doctors' pay
The New York Times, September 236, 2011
Hospital drug shortages deadly, costly
Kansas City Star, September 23, 2011
How Revised RAC Statement of Work Will Impact Providers
James Carroll, for HealthLeaders Medias, September 23, 2011
US firms expect healthcare costs to rise at lowest rate since 1997
Los Angeles Times, September 22, 2011
Health care impasse muddled by physician fees
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 22, 2011
HealthSouth CEO says Obama plan may prompt 'limited' closings
Bloomberg, September 22, 2011
IPAB to Kick In Early to Ease Impact of Medicare Cuts
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, September 21, 2011
Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home
October 11, 2011
Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes
October 26, 2011
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