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Medicare Rates Face Predictable Cuts in 2013

Philip Betbeze

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission will likely recommend to Congress an increase in inpatient and outpatient payments to hospitals of 1% in fiscal year 2013. No matter how you slice it, that's a rate cut. >>>


Editor's Picks

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. Some are longtime industry fixtures; others would clearly be considered outsiders.  These are their stories. >>>

HealthLeaders Magazine: The 2011 Cover Stories

Revisit the in-depth stories featured on the cover of award-winning HealthLeaders magazine this year. We covered healthcare reform, accountable care organizations, mergers and acquisitions, and health information technology, among other issues. >>>

Flat Patient Volume Adds to Fiscal Concerns for 2012

Hospital and health system CFOs continue to grapple with a snail-like economic recovery. Now they have the added challenge of a federal deficit crisis that promises to put Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates in further jeopardy. >>>

Top 12 Healthcare Buzzwords for 2012

Our third annual list of healthcare buzzwords and catchphrases includes a handful of terms that are really oxymorons. And if you think about it, that's the very theme of health reform today. >>>

News Headlines

New ACO model could save $1.1B

InformationWeek, December 30, 2011

Former NM Hospital Exec Sued Over Missing $3.2M

Claims Journal, December 30, 2011

Judge bars CA from cutting hospitals' Medi-Cal reimbursements

Bloomberg News, December 29, 2011

Pharma-doctor gift ban generated talk, no final action in MA

Boston Herald/State House News Service, December 29, 2011

Future unclear for MD's St. Joseph Medical Center

The Baltimore Sun, December 29, 2011

Jersey City's Christ Hospital rejects $91M purchase offer

The Jersey Journal, December 29, 2011

Fee coming for medical effectiveness research

Boston Herald/Associated Press, December 28, 2011

Medtronic paid millions to influential UW chairman

The Journal-Sentinel, December 27, 2011

Hospital pays $118,000 in patient bills for Christmas

KTVB, December 27, 2011

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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—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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