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Binge-Eating Hospital Employees Cost Big Bucks

John Commins

Health risk assessment responses in a wellness study show nearly one in 10 workers identify themselves as binge eaters, making it the third-highest health risk affecting productivity behind depression and stress.  >>>


Editor's Picks

Rural Kansas Hospital Recruits Physicians with a Mission

Ashland Health Center has found a recruiting tool that sets it apart from scores of other rural hospitals in small towns across the country. Attracting doctors and nurses who have a call to missionary work is "transforming the culture inside our walls," says Ashland's CEO. >>>

How a Gap in Health Insurance Coverage Affects Care

Lousy insurance isn't necessarily better than no insurance. And a break in insurance coverage can set a person on a slippery slope where preventive care is often skipped, The Commonwealth Fund reports. What if the Supreme Court strikes down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in whole or in part? >>>

Process Improvements Vital to Cost Containment

Healthcare leaders place cost control as a high priority, but labor, government laws and mandates, and information technology are driving up costs. Which line items present the best opportunities for significant, sustainable spending cuts? >>>

HHS Takes Another Step Toward Defining Essential Health Benefits

In a proposed rule, The Department of Health and Human Services reveals that it wants to use the small group market plan as a reference for the scope of healthcare services to be offered, but only if a state doesn't select its own benchmark. >>>

Hospitals Find Solutions for the No-Pay Self-Pay Patient

Efforts to help uninsured patients achieve healthcare coverage can be uneven, leaving medical providers and patients clamoring for solutions to a complex bureaucracy that stymies their abilities to access reimbursement. >>>

FRIDAY Webcast

LAST CHANCE: Medical Home—Prime Your Organization for Launch

Date: June 15, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Is establishing a medical home the right fit for your organization? Learn from experts at leading physician practices about the realities of assessing readiness and preparing for medical homes, including physician buy-in and reimbursement structure. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast with a Q&A, an online forum, a takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>

News Headlines

Best EDs Focus on Flow

HealthLeaders Media, June 11, 2012

Healthcare law's fate aside, hospitals evolve

The New York Times, June 11, 2012

NY hospitals look to combine, forming a giant

The New York Times, June 8, 2012

Nonprofit hospital CEO earned $616K in 2010

The New Mexican, June 8, 2012

Top 10 medical data breaches include public health departments

Government Health IT, June 7, 2012

What surgeons get paid, and what patients think surgeons get paid

Freakonomics Blog, June 7, 2012

MU medical school dean resigns as school is under investigation

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 7, 2012

Nurses, Hospitals Win with Transition Programs

HealthLeaders Media, June 5, 2012

Hospitals add palliative teams at feverish pace

The New York Times /Associated Press, June 5, 2012

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Rounds: Excellence in Cardiac Care—Elements of Success from The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Date: July 18, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
How do you balance the latest in advanced cardiovascular treatment with market growth? Join HealthLeaders Media and the cardiovascular team at The Mount Sinai Medical Center to learn how Sinai has reinvented one of the top cardiovascular enterprises in the country. >>>

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ACO Blueprints: Options in Accountability

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