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Military Medical Professionals Lead Relief Effort in Alabama

John Commins

With a mixture of pride, appreciation, and frustration, the head of a joint federal-state board that promotes economic development laments that it take a military exercise to bring quality healthcare to the nation's poorest regions. >>>


Editor's Picks

Aetna Building National ACO Network

The health insurer is investing $1 billion to create a national network of accountable care organizations over the next five years. It already has 10 agreements in place and expects to have a total of 20 under contract by year end. >>>

Healthcare Costs Top $20K Per Family

The national annual cost of medical care for a typical family of four with PPO coverage has edged up over $20,000 for the first time, according to the actuarial and consulting firm, Milliman.   >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

4 in 10 Healthcare Organizations Seek Locum Tenens

While the high cost of hiring temporary physicians is cited as a drawback, most healthcare organizations are able to capture all of the expenses by billing Medicare, Medicaid, or private pay. >>>

NEW Intelligence Report

Volume, Flow, and Safety Issues in the ED

As health systems try to improve their EDs, healthcare leaders are watching the financial framework with caution. About 80% say they expect their ED revenue margins will worsen as a result of healthcare reform and 78% say their reimbursement also will get worse, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. >>>

News Headlines

Hospitals Turn Up the Heat on Outpatient Centers

HealthLeaders Media, May 10, 2012

Proposed MU Rules Draw Strong Reaction

HealthLeaders Media, May 9, 2012

Too few doctors for a growing TX population

San Antonio Express-News, May 16, 2012

43 percent of CA nursing grads can't find work

San Jose Mercury News, May 16, 2012

Wake Forest Baptist CEO salary nearly $2.5M

Winston-Salem Journal, May 16, 2012

Ochsner CEO Patrick Quinlan to step down, head new venture

The Times-Picayune, May 15, 2012

Grow Your Own Nurse Leaders

HealthLeaders Media, May 15, 2012

Nurse practitioners say TX should cut unneeded limits on their Rx powers

The Dallas Morning News, May 15, 2012

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

Reuters, May 10, 2012

High-cost Medicare hospitals identified

The News Tribune, May 10, 2012

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Webcast: Tactics for Valuing Medical Practices: Buying, Selling and Mergers

Date: May 31, 2012
About: From administrative issues to physician compensation, timing, and cultural fit, negotiating requires hospital and physician leaders to respond to the key motivations and market realities that come with buying or selling a physician practice. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>

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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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