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Physician Independence Not Incompatible With Reform

Philip Betbeze

Many independent physicians are throwing up their hands about their ability to remain so in an environment that appears to actively discourage it. But while autonomy appears to be the tougher road, it may eventually be the more rewarding one. >>>


Editor's Picks

Not-for-Profit Provider Outlook 'Negative,' Says Moody's

The economy is still too soft to change the negative outlook for not-for-profit healthcare providers in the United States in 2012, and that outlook may stay negative "for at least the next several years," says a report from Moody's Investors Service. >>>

ACA Implementation Threatens Hospitals' United Front

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. >>>

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. >>>

4 (Dumb) Mistakes HIT Leaders Keep Making

A decade into surveying hundreds of healthcare CIOs, CMIOs, and others about what makes health information technology projects work and what makes them fail, a handful of common blunders persist. >>>

News Headlines

Accused UT hospitals fire back at state's Medicaid sheriff

The Salt Lake Tribune, January 27, 2012

Reducing Early Elective Births Could Save $1B Annually

HealthLeaders Media, January 26, 2012

For Healthcare M&A, 2011 Among Best Years

HealthLeaders Media, January 26, 2012

CMS nominee Tavenner gets lifetime payout

Washington Times, January 26, 2012

Ex HealthSouth CEO Scrushy gets 70 months

CBS News / Associated Press, January 26, 2012

NY hospital pays $3.5M to settle charges it improperly recruited doctors, January 26, 2012

Community Health inks PA deal

Nashville Post, January 26, 2012

SOTU Light on Healthcare, Industry Reacts

HealthLeaders Media, January 25, 2012

Independent Payment Advisory Board exists in law, resides in limbo, January 25, 2012

Jackson Health System, UM headed toward 'a completely new relationship'

Miami Herald, January 25, 2012

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Intelligence Report: M&A—Hospitals Take Control

More than three-quarters of organizations are exploring or have M&A deals under way, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. >>>

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Hospitals are enjoying success with outpatient strategies, but it may be time for a more calculated, even cautious, approach.  >>>


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