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Talking Healthcare Strategy with Top CEOs

Philip Betbeze

Hand-pick 30 of the most innovative CEOs in healthcare and invite them to gather for three days of intense discussions. What do you get? Rare access to an unprecedented concentration of thought leadership. We'll be parsing it and sharing it for weeks and months to come. >>>


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Q&A: Kaiser Permanente CEO Halvorson on Retirement

Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO George Halvorson discusses his plans to step down in December 2013 from his dual role as chief of the nation's largest nonprofit health plan and head of a health system with 37 hospitals and 600 medical offices. >>>

Medicare Pay Cuts for Poor Readmission Scores Begin

Two provisions of the healthcare reform law will affect the way hospitals receive payment for care provided to Medicare patients. For some struggling hospitals, the change represents a significant financial chunk. >>>

Q&A: Aetna's Charles Kennedy on Developing ACOs

Charles Kennedy, MD, head of Aetna's Aligned Care Solutions division, has 10 accountable care organizations up and running and 14 more under contract. The priority is primary care medicine and its effect on chronic disease—the main driver of healthcare costs. >>>

Sharing Analytics Improves Outcomes, Revenue

The secret to successfully using business intelligence in a healthcare enterprise is to not only distribute the data to top leadership, but to all those in the organization with a need to know. >>>

HIEs Essential in Fee-for-Value Era

Though preliminary results indicate health information exchanges can help healthcare organizations save money, there's still reluctance by some to share data. To realize the cost benefits, healthcare leaders must make a clinical and financial leap of faith and work with their competitors. >>>

How CBOs May Help Shrink Readmissions

Under a program outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, community-based organizations stand to receive federal funds to do in outpatient settings certain tasks that hospitals don't and can't—to help patients self-manage their care for 30 days post-discharge. >>>

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Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET Coordinate protocols and standardize approaches to better manage cost and reform transitions in the cardiology service line, without cutting into the service or quality of care. Join Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Wellmont Health System as they share tactical approaches for maneuvering through healthcare reform transitions in the cardiology service line.


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News Headlines

Feds charge 91 in massive Medicare fraud scheme

CBS News, October 5, 2012

Medicare errs in hospital readmission penalties

NPR, October 5, 2012

Hospitals need networks to prevent readmissions

Kaiser Health News, October 5, 2012

Opinion: The growing bipartisan support for health courts

Health Affairs, October 4, 2012

Electronic medical billing may inflate payments

The Dartmouth, October 4, 2012

More MA doctors embracing new payment models

The Boston Globe, October 4, 2012

U.S. News launches health insurance rankings

U.S. News & World Report, October 4, 2012

EHRs improve patient outcomes, aid targeted treatment

InformationWeek, October 4, 2012

Many states not prepared for healthcare law

The Washington Post, October 3, 2012

Anthem Blue Cross settles with CA over data breach

Sacramento Business Journal, October 3, 2012

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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for Total Health

Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 1:00-4:00 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.

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