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3 Strategic Alerts for Financial Leaders

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

Three recent reports on the fee-for-value shift, relaxation of Medicare rules, and payment trends could influence your organization's long-term strategy and finances. Here's what you can do about it. >>>


Editor's Picks

Will Your Merger Pass the Smell Test?

Bigger may be better, but as consolidation in the hospital industry continues at a rapid pace, take the time to make sure yours will avoid federal scrutiny, because big dollars are at stake. >>>

Medicaid Reimbursement Rate Hike Proposed

Primary care providers, some subspecialist physicians, and nurse practitioners who treat Medicaid patients would be paid at significantly higher Medicare rates under a proposed rule. >>>

PA Hospital CEO Breached Fiduciary Duty, Suit Alleges

The CEO of troubled Saint Catherine Medical Center in Ashland, PA has been named as a co-defendant in a suit filed in a US bankruptcy court. The suit alleges that Milton Knapp "acted with a purpose other than advancing" the medical center's best interests. >>>

CMS Cuts Red Tape, Providers to Save $5B

The new Medicare rules' greatest savings will come from provisions that broaden the definition of a hospital's medical staff in a way that allows hospitals to grant privileges to both physicians and non-physicians, even if they're not on staff. >>>

CMS Grants Providers $122M to Improve Care, Cut Costs

The largest of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 26 initial healthcare innovation grants goes to an Ohio program designed to improve care for children with Medicaid who frequently access care through the emergency department. >>>


Boost Physician Referrals, Build Your Bottom Line

Date: May 15, 2012
About: Successful physician referral programs are strategic, data-driven, and coordinated with an organization’s overall physician engagement plan. Join us for a 90-minute, customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>

News Headlines

Employers shift more health costs to workers

The Boston Globe, May 14, 2012

St. Joseph's faced layoffs or cuts, says Mercy CEO

Arkansas Business, May 14, 2012

Recalculating the health bill in McAllen, TX

NPR, May 11, 2012

High-cost Medicare hospitals identified

The News Tribune, May 10, 2012

Opinion: What is Medicare 'double counting' and why are budget experts fighting over it?

Christian Science Monitor, May 10, 2012

Non-profit US hospitals to do more with less, says Moodys

Reuters, May 10, 2012

Hospital rates jump across Washington region

Washington Times, May 10, 2012

Accretive Health may farm out debt-collection work

Chicago Tribune, May 10, 2012

Tenet earnings fall, bad debt expense weighs

Reuters, May 9, 2012

Opinion: How to fix our enormous, inefficient healthcare system

The Atlantic, May 8, 2012

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Rounds: Building ACO Foundations—Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model

Date: May 30, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Kaiser Permanente for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event on how to use the foundations of team medicine, population health management, and actionable data to create your own vision of integration. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the exclusive companion event. >>>

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Physicians, Hospital Executives Get Collaborative

Relationships between physicians and executive leadership have never been smooth, but they've never been more important. Now legislative and contractual changes are forcing both parties to reconsider how they work together. >>>


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