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Crystal Run's ACO Puts Physicians in Driver's Seat

Margaret Dick Tocknell

It's not only hospitals that see value in accountable care structures. Physician groups like Crystal Run Healthcare can use their ACO designation to encourage hospitals to compete on cost.  >>>


Editor's Picks

Hospitals Scrutinize ACOs

While accountable care organizations hold the promise of retooling the industry into a leaner, meaner,  cost-cutting, care-improving machine, there's still plenty of doubt that they are the way to go. >>>

Thomson Reuters Names Top 100 Hospitals

This year's list of honored teaching hospitals and community hospitals shows a geographical shift, with a greater concentration of winners in Texas, Florida, and California. Rankings are based on comparative performance in 10 areas, including mortality, patient satisfaction, and readmission rates. >>>

Comparative Effectiveness Studies Explore Cancer, Trauma Care

Three studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association examine the benefits and harms of using Avastin for treating lung cancer, proton beam therapy for prostate cancer, and medical helicopters for transporting trauma patients. >>>

Is Bigger Healthcare Better?

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.  >>>

LIVE Webcast

Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

Date: April 30, 2012
About: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs. >>>

News Headlines

Healthways inks pair of big deals

Nashville Post, April 18, 2012

Da Vinci Robot Surgical Risks Detailed

HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2012

Insurers file protest after shut out from Ohio Medicaid

Dayton Business Journal, April 18, 2012

Opinion: What about single-payer?

The Baltimore Sun, April 17, 2012

Medicare moves to tie doctors' pay to quality and cost of care

The Washington Post, April 16, 2012

Louisville's indigent care funding agreement in danger of unraveling

Courier-Journal, April 16, 2012

Tenet gets $84M Medicare settlement

Houston Chronicle, April 13, 2012

MA health coverage law not a budget buster

WBUR, April 13, 2012

Preventing Hospital Readmissions Takes a Village

HealthLeaders Media, April 12, 2012

Book Excerpt: Are You Ready for an ACO Environment?

HealthLeaders Media, April 12, 2012

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Date: April 24, 2012
About: Customize this webcast with your questions. Gain proven, measurable techniques to establish real physician value and fair compensation, and build lasting loyalty. Join HealthLeaders Media for strategies and solutions direct from three executives with alignment expertise at Health Quest, Trinity Health, and Sullivan, Cotter and Associates. >>>

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The End of Us vs. Them

With economic incentives aligning for hospitals and physicians as never before, the need on both sides to dispense with blame has never been so critical. >>>


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