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New Democrat Coalition Sets 2012 Healthcare Priorities

Margaret Dick Tocknell

It's no accident that the New Democrat Coalition's healthcare policy priorities for 2012 sound a lot like the tenets of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. >>>


Editor's Picks

Ready or Not, Reform Under Way

Whether or not the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is ultimately repealed, many of the drastic changes taking place in healthcare today regarding strategy, composition of assets, and even the business model are already under way. >>>

'Doc Fix' is Unfixable

Physicians are crossing their fingers—once again—as Congress nears a January 1 deadline to consider a "doc fix" or a 27.4% cut to Medicaid services. >>>

Hospital M&As Continue Apace in 2011

This year was one of the busiest in a decade for hospital mergers and acquisitions. The top 10 deals in 2011 were valued at $5.6 billion, up from $3.8 billion in 2010. In the healthcare sector as a whole, M&A was valued at about $236 billion in 2011. >>>

IHI: Hospitals, Patients Rethink Care; Berwick Blasts Rhetoric

At this year's Institute for Healthcare Improvement forum, leading-edge healthcare providers are thinking in detailed and creative ways about just what form changes to our healthcare system must take. >>>

News Headlines

Medicare changes payment plan to fight drug fraud

USA Today, December 14, 2011

PA bill could extend Highmark-UPMC contract advances

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 14, 2011

Audit faults state health officials on Medi-Cal oversight

Los Angeles Times, December 14, 2011

NY law bans mail-order drug mandates

The New York Times, December 14, 2011

Essay: When care is worth it, even if end is death

The New York Times, December 13, 2011

New Medicaid plan could undo Florida’s gains, study says

Orlando Sentinel, December 12, 2011

PepsiCo to pay for employee surgeries at Hopkins

The Baltimore Sun, December 12, 2011

Health squeeze: UK's free healthcare under threat

Denver Post/Reuters, December 12, 2011

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Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment

Date: December 20, 2011
About: Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit to your budget, and most facilities have turnover rates that are much higher. Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute webcast and Q&A, featuring Brett Walker, director, physician & provider recruiting, at Indiana University Health and J. Gregory Stovall, MD, senior VP of medical affairs for Trinity Mother Frances Health System. Learn proven techniques and strategies to address your recruitment and retention challenges. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Meet the HealthLeaders 20—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>


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