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ACA Implementation Threatens Hospitals' United Front

John Commins

At a time when hospitals need to project a united and bipartisan front as funding comes under attack, state hospital associations that are supposed to wage the home-front battles to preserve funding are instead fighting among themselves. >>>


Editor's Picks

Hospital Takes on Septicemia, Saves 36 Lives

When data reveals higher-than-expected mortality rates, an Alabama hospital zeroes in on bloodstream infections and launches life-saving changes to its emergency department screening procedures. >>>

In State-of-the-State Speeches, Governors Present Healthcare Priorities

A look at state-of the-state speeches reveals a mixed bag of priorities, including preserving Medicaid funding, establishing health insurance exchanges, supporting physician education, eliminating "pill mills," and fighting healthcare reform. >>>

For Stressed Docs, Where to Turn?

It's a given that physicians are stressed. But while a survey of 2,000 physicians nationwide shows that their job stress levels are rising, only 15% say that hospitals offer initiatives to curtail or avoid it. >>>

How a VA CFO Cut Through the Red Tape

Scratching your head over how to improve quality while reducing costs? The VA does it every day. Michael Finegan, the network director for Veterans Integrated Service Network 11, shares his secrets on innovation, financial planning, cost reductions, and quality improvements in a bureaucracy. >>>

News Headlines

Erlanger Health System facing bleak quarter

Chattanooga Times Free Press, January 25, 2012

Lawmakers hear Rex Hospital complaints

The News & Observer, January 25, 2012

Highmark to spend $500M on care network

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 25, 2012

Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy to be resentenced

The Birmingham News, January 25, 2012

MD hospitals shopping locally for food

The Baltimore Sun, January 24, 2012

Executives on the Move

HealthLeaders Media, January 23, 2012

Community health centers struggle to meet demand from poor and uninsured patients

Courier-Journal, January 23, 2012

TX doc pushing to revamp Medicare, Medicaid payment rules

Star-Telegram, January 23, 2012

Brooks' case has hospital in damage control mode

Houston Chronicle / Associated Press, January 23, 2012

Medicare Cuts Could Slash 278K Hospital Jobs, Warns AHA

HealthLeaders Media, January 20, 2012

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Impact Analysis Report—The Next Phase of Cost Control

This third report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange provides insight on cost containment from leaders at Banner Health, Wellmont Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services, and Trinity Regional Health System. Eighteen percent cite "no culture of being cost-conscious" as their greatest organizational challenge to cost reduction. >>>

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