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Hospital CEO's Plans Give Community a Jolt

Philip Betbeze

Chicago's Saint Anthony Hospital is betting on diversifying not only its revenue stream, but its lines of business. And those businesses might have nothing to do with healthcare—at least not as it's traditionally defined. >>>


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Hospitals to Congress: Drop Payment Cap Proposal

The nation's four largest hospital associations and their allies are urging Congress to oppose a cap on payments for outpatient services in hospitals. The groups say the proposal would reduce payments by at least 71% for 10 of the most common outpatient hospital services. >>>

Hopkins Surgeon Blasts Healthcare Safety, Ethics

In the excoriating book, Unaccountable, Martin A. Makary, MD, portrays a healthcare industry operated by a deceitful and dangerous cabal of over-worked charlatans who frequently profit from unnecessary and unsafe medical procedures. >>>

Medicare Cuts Threaten 766K Healthcare Jobs, Groups Say

In a joint report, The American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, and the American Nurses Association warn of  a "profound impact on jobs" should the 2% sequester of Medicare spending go into effect January 1st. >>>

$1B in Premium Rate Increases Rejected

State and federal insurance premium rate reviews have resulted in the denial, withdrawal or modification of widespread health insurance rate increases in the individual and small group markets, the Department of Health and Human Services has announced. >>>

Leaders Speak Out on Value of VBP

The promise of value-based purchasing is that it will improve quality of care while reducing costs. We interviewed four healthcare executives and asked them to give reasons why they think VBP will succeed or fail. >>>

Nonprofit Hospitals Shifting Investment Portfolios

The move away from bonds and other fixed income securities toward more diverse portfolios could make nonprofit healthcare organizations less vulnerable to market swings, analysis from Commonfund shows. >>>

Slideshow: How to Open an Urgent Care Center

Urgent care delivery models can be attractive options for healthcare leaders weighing new business strategies. These guidelines are excerpted from the book, The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs. >>>


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News Headlines

Fairview billing practices violated fed law, regulators say

Star Tribune, September 14, 2012

Sebelius violated Hatch Act, OSC concludes

Politico, September 14, 2012

OR governor seeks to expand coordinated care organizations

The Lund Report, September 14, 2012

WellPoint's high-tech reboot

Fortune, September 14, 2012

Squelch Disruptive Docs or Face Consequences

HealthLeaders Media, September 13, 2012

Patient Migration Suggests Big Changes Await Rural Hospitals

HealthLeaders Media, September 12, 2012

New medical care networks show savings

The New York Times, September 12, 2012

Another six-figure payout at Parkland, another requirement for silence

The Dallas Morning News, September 12, 2012

Blood Infections Plunge 40% Under Safety Protocol

HealthLeaders Media, September 11, 2012

Questions raised about the future of MA hospitals

The Boston Globe, September 11, 2012

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