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Is Bigger Healthcare Better?

Philip Betbeze

Size and scale matter, but not as much as running a business well. Big systems with lots of capital can make big mistakes. And their strategies to cope with healthcare reform can fail as easily, if not quite as quickly, as those of smaller hospitals.  >>>


Editor's Picks

CMS Taps 27 ACOs to Start Shared Savings Program

The Medicare Shared Savings Program begins April 1 with 27 participants, says the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Another 150 groups have submitted applications for the second group, slated to start July 1. >>>

4 Means of Sustainable Cost Reductions

Challenges to the bottom line are an opportunity to get creative, as Denver Health can attest. Here are four measures for moving from low-hanging fruit to the long-term sustainable cost reductions that every financial leader seeks. >>>

PA Hospital's Deficiencies Detailed in CAP

Saint Catherine Medical Center owes vendors an estimated $2.3 million according to the corrective action plan released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In addition, basic supplies are short and maintenance on critical pieces of medical equipment is behind schedule. >>>

Preventing Hospital Readmissions Takes a Village

With $500 million in federal funding over five years, 30 community-based organizations are joining hands with hospitals, finally, in a communal effort to keep discharged hospital patients from being readmitted. >>>

Intelligence Report

The Unsettled State of the ACO

39% of organizations plan to join an ACO vs. 64% in 2011, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. >>>

News Headlines

Tenet gets $84M Medicare settlement

Houston Chronicle, April 13, 2012

OSF Healthcare, Rockford Health System drop merger bid

Journal Star, April 13, 2012

UNC Health changes OK'd by state panel

WRAL, April 13, 2012

AL inner-city hospital turns to bankruptcy judge for help

The Wall Street Journal, April 12, 2012

Don Berwick, Jim Capretta debate shifting healthcare costs

The Boston Globe, April 12, 2012

PA hospitals' competition leads to higher costs

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 12, 2012

St. Jude fires back at critics

The New York Times, April 12, 2012

ICD-10 Delay Doesn't Address Procedural Hurdles, Critics Say

HealthLeaders Media, April 10, 2012

Ochsner CEO Rails Against Smoking

HealthLeaders Media, April 9, 2012

Analyst: Highmark dominion in decline

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 9, 2012

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Book Excerpt: Are You Ready for an ACO Environment?

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Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>


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