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With Rate-Setting Proposal, MA Leads Pricing Race to the Bottom

Philip Betbeze

Under a proposed plan, Massachusetts state officials would be empowered to reject certain rates charged by hospitals for medical services if the recommendations of a panel of "healthcare stakeholders, lawmakers, and experts," are accepted. >>>


Editor's Picks

Call Yourself an ACO? Prove It

Healthcare providers that boast they are accountable care organizations may now have their services vetted by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, which has identified seven measures of ACO competence. >>>

ICD-10: Skating on Thin Margins

At HealthLeaders Media's inaugural CFO Exchange, 30 top finance leaders gathered for roundtable discussions on how to guide their organizations through the uncertainty brought about by specific healthcare mandates and general economic upheaval. This Impact Analysis report on the ICD-10 conversion is the first in a series. >>>

Obama shift on insurance mandate may be health bill’s undoing

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a constitutional challenge to his landmark health care bill, and a decision could come in the midst of President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. >>>

Parkland Health Inks Contract with Management Consultant

As part of its continuing efforts to shore up its operations to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services standards, Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas has signed a multi-million dollar contract with a professional services firm that specializes in performance improvement. >>>

News Headlines

ICD-10 Cost, Timing Concerns Explain AMA Vote

HealthLeaders Media, November 17, 2011

CMS Pushing to Reduce Improper Payments

James Carroll for HealthLeaders Media, November 17, 2011

Grady Memorial Deficiencies Persist After Second CMS Survey

HealthLeaders Media, November 17, 2011

Consumer Group Wants Full Access to Data on Problem Docs

HealthLeaders Media, November 16, 2011

Feds place UPMC transplant program on probation

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 16, 2011

Cleveland's MetroHealth endorses tighter policy for hiring consultants

The Plain Dealer, November 16, 2011

C-SPAN seeks to air Supreme Court healthcare arguments

Los Angeles Times, November 16, 2011

MA Blue Cross flap with Tufts Medical Center escalates

Boston Herald, November 16, 2011

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Webcast: On-Call Compensation—Data-Driven Solutions

Date: December 6, 2011
About: By engaging physicians in a data-driven approach to payment, you can develop a workable solution to the call coverage conundrum. Join compensation experts from Children's Hospital of Orange County and ECG Management for strategies for affordable, sustainable call compensation. >>>

Rounds: A Programmatic Approach to Cancer Care

Date: December 16, 2011
About: Attend on-site or via live simulcast. Live at host Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center with invited guest UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, learn from one of the world's most respected cancer brands as it takes its proven success models to a community health system.  >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>


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