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CEOs: Now It's Time to Address Affordability

Philip Betbeze

Thursday was both a huge day for healthcare and a bit of a letdown. If you thought the legislative work surrounding healthcare reform is over, you're in for a rude awakening, because the law leaves one thing little changed—the payment model. >>>


Editor's Picks

Providers, Payers Largely Favor PPACA Decision

The healthcare industry appears pleased with Thursday's majority Supreme Court decision to uphold most provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, even as it vows to work toward the repeal of provisions it still finds objectionable. >>>

States May Opt Out of Medicaid Expansion, Court Rules

In a victory for the 26 states that filed suit against Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states may opt out of the expansion of the Medicaid program without facing the loss of their existing funding. >>>

Supreme Court Upholds Key Provisions of PPACA

A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court Thursday upheld key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the contentious individual mandate that requires people to either purchase health insurance or pay a penalty. >>>

AHA: Leapfrog 'Manipulated' Data

The head of the American Hospital Association charges that the methodology used by the Leapfrog Group to measure hospitals and assign patient safety grades is biased and flawed. Leapfrog's chief executive says the AHA's CEO is misinformed. >>>

AHA Rejects Proposed Readmission Penalties

In a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the American Hospital Association objects to several parts of the proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule, saying federal officials "ignored Congress's intent" in drafting the regulations. >>>

NEW: Breakthroughs Report

The Promise of Healthcare Analytics

Healthcare is rich in data. The challenge for healthcare organizations is to make sense of the morass of clinical, financial, and operational information generated. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, four leading healthcare organizations—Brigham and Women's Hospital, St. Luke's University Health Network, Charleston Area Medical Center, and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina—share insights and lessons learned. >>>

News Headlines

Opinion: A moderate ruling with risks ahead

The New York Times, June 29, 2012

Don't call it a mandate—it's a tax

SCOTUSBlog, June 29, 2012

Supreme Court's Medicaid ruling: 'A shift in kind, not merely degree'

Health Affairs, June 29, 2012

States face a challenge to meet health law's deadline

The New York Times, June 29, 2012

Gawande: Something wicked this way comes

The New Yorker, June 29, 2012

Hospital's Drug Diversion Nightmare Spawns Multiple Infections

HealthLeaders Media, June 28, 2012

Seeking ROI Via Population Health Management

HealthLeaders Media, June 27, 2012

Indiana Hospital Files for Chapter 11

HealthLeaders Media, June 26, 2012

U.S. Overpaying for Veterans' Healthcare

HealthLeaders Media, June 26, 2012

AHIP: Gawande, Gladwell on Healthcare's Chauffeur Problem

HealthLeaders Media, June 25, 2012

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Breakthroughs Report: Strategic Solutions for the Readmissions Challenge

Successfully preventing readmissions requires many players to fill the gaps in the care continuum. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, we examine how four leading health systems—Griffin Hospital, Parkview Health, Sarasota Memorial HealthCare System, and UPMC Hamot—are moving the needle. >>>

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Shaping Sustainable Cost Control

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