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Healthcare Flux Alters Compensation Mix

John Commins

Even in the face of an uncertain economy, and the challenges and pitfalls of healthcare reform, hospital workers and executives have done relatively well this year with pay raises. >>>


Editor's Picks

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. >>>

$11B in Looming Medicare Cuts Detailed

A report issued by the Office of Management and Budget shows that while the overall cut to Medicare is relatively small at just 2%, the actual dollar figure will put hospitals in a tough spot. >>>

Squelch Disruptive Docs or Face Consequences

Hospitals and physician groups are stepping up intervention techniques to tackle problems caused by disruptive physicians, which can be expensive if left unaddressed, causing fallout from potential litigation and from hiring replacements. >>>

Best Help for Nurses Comes from Nurse Leaders

Lessons on empowerment aim to help nurses take control over their careers and improve their practice environments, but nurse leaders must be on board. >>>

$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. >>>

LIVE Webcast

Reboot for ICD-10—Lessons from UnitedHealth Group

Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET)


With the implementation deadline confirmed, the transition to ICD-10 shifts into high gear. Now providers and payers must prepare quickly. Learn from UnitedHealth Group and other coding experts how to assess your organization's existing structure, create a transition process, and move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.


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News Headlines

Nurses union challenges NJ hospital's staffing strategy

NJ Spotlight, September 17, 2012

Unions voice opposition to Jackson ER privatization proposal

Miami Herald, September 14, 2012

WellPoint's high-tech reboot

Fortune, September 14, 2012

NCH Healthcare outsourcing 224 employees

Naples Daily News, September 14, 2012

Prosecution of doctor in overdose cases worries physicians

Los Angeles Times, September 13, 2012

When doc's office is open longer, patient costs dip

Reuters, September 13, 2012

Community paramedics, one solution to growing rural doctor shortage

Minnesota Public Radio, September 12, 2012

Doctors ask Corona hospital CEO to resign

The Press-Enterprise, September 12, 2012

Opinon: The Cheesecake Factory isn't healthcare's answer

The Boston Globe, September 12, 2012

Questions raised about the future of MA hospitals

The Boston Globe, September 11, 2012

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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for 'Total Health'

Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 12:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)

Kaiser Permanente leaders explore how they successfully leverage information technology, social media, and community-based health programs to empower people to improve their own health. Get real-world solutions, including how to use web tools and social media to create effective linkages between physicians and members; create community outreach programs; and understand the higher role of HIT in coordinating care.

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