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5 Expert Tips for Filing IRS Form 990

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

One dollar of every ten spent by a hospital benefits its community. That's great news for patients who receive direct benefits. But financial leaders of non-profit facilities must comply with rigorous IRS filing requirements in order to retain tax-exempt status. >>>


Editor's Picks

AHA: Christensen Cautions Hospital Leaders on Costs

"If you were suckered into taking a job as a CEO of a hospital, that is a really bad choice, because you have a job that's impossible to do," Harvard Business School professor and author Clayton M. Christensen told attendees, only half-jokingly, at the American Hospital Association Leadership Summit. >>>

House Bill to Press for One-Year SGR Delay

If passed, the delay in implementation of the sustainable growth rate formula would allow Congress to get past the uncertainties presented by the upcoming elections, and the expiration of existing tax policy, as well as potential debt limit debates. >>>

Hospitals Reaping Financial Benefits of Telehealth

As legislators create state laws requiring payers to reimburse providers for telemedicine services, hospitals are viewing the move toward coordinated teleheath networks as a cost cutter and a competitive advantage. >>>

Bariatric Surgery Fails to Shrink Healthcare Costs

Among certain patients, gastric bypass operations did not lower healthcare costs in the three years after surgery, although they did save lives, a Veterans Affairs Medical System study shows. >>>

Sequestration Might Be Least Bad Outcome for Healthcare

Congress's attempt to impose fiscal discipline on itself through sequestration might be crude, but should it happen next January, healthcare reimbursement might suffer much less than other parts of the federal budget. >>>

7 Ways the PPACA Hurts Safety Net Hospitals

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was written in part to strengthen this country’s healthcare safety net, may end up punishing the very providers who take care of the poor. >>>

News Headlines

Patients take frustrating journey to uncover hospital costs

Statesman, July 23, 2012

Highmark shells out $32M to amass property in PA

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 20, 2012

Healthcare M&A trumps weak earnings outlook

TheStreet, July 19, 2012

CPMC hospital development vote wins 2-week delay

San Francisco Chronicle, July 19, 2012

KS health system brainstorming to find $100M

Kansas City Star, July 19, 2012

Healthcare M&A trumps weak earnings outlook

TheStreet, July 19, 2012

CPMC hospital development vote wins 2-week delay

San Francisco Chronicle, July 19, 2012

Berwick's Top 7 Concerns About Healthcare Reform

HealthLeaders Media, July 18, 2012

PPACA Whips Up Uncertainty for Hospitals

HealthLeaders Media, July 18, 2012

MA health cost bill may not attack key problem

The Boston Globe, July 17, 2012

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Webcast: 2 Proven Strategies to Reduce Nurse Labor Costs

Date: July 24, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
How do you reduce nurse labor expenses—one of the top expenditures at every hospital—without sacrificing quality of care? Learn how to optimize nurse schedules for maximum cost savings, create a deep float pool, and drastically cut the need for staffing agency nurses. Nurse leaders from St. Francis Hospital and other industry experts provide proven tactics in this customized webcast. >>>

Webcast: 4 Strategies to Transform Patient Experience

Date: July 26, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Don't aim for just a good patient experience; Build an exceptional, sustainable patient experience. Get proven strategies from executives at MemorialCare Health System and Fauquier Health and other industry leaders on how to tailor the message for specific departments, improve patient experience beyond the walls of the hospital—even how to sustain a patient experience transformation. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine


Refocus: Building the Best Physician Team

As hospitals move from a fee-for-service to value-based world, leaders are exploring how to create a physician team of generalists, specialists, and subspecialists to best meet the new needs of care.  >>>


Financial Benefits of Telehealth


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