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3 Healthcare CFOs on the Election and Sequestration

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

Regardless of the outcome of the 2012 elections, most healthcare leaders planned to carry forward with a reform agenda. But CFOs say the looming "fiscal cliff" could derail their efforts if not resolved. >>>


Editor's Picks

Why Red State Govs May Embrace Medicaid Expansion

Some governors who had been strongly opposed to direct federal aid for expanding Medicaid rolls are now taking a second look at it. "They have been hearing from providers in their states who are worried about uncompensated care costs," says one analyst. >>>

Healthcare Funding Options for Securing Large Capital

Addressing a litany of government mandates while dealing with a sluggish economy has created a challenge for hospital and health system CFOs looking to raise large amounts of capital. Mergers are one answer, but there are other options. Joint ventures, venture capital, bank loans, alone and in combination can provide the critical dollars to stay competitive. >>>

Exchanging Insights on Leadership

One of our newest initiatives is the Exchange series for C-level executives. I've just returned from the inaugural CEO Exchange in Torrey Pines, Calif., where 30 hospital and health system CEOs gathered for two and a half days to share insights with HealthLeaders editors and one another. >>>

Medicare Payments to CRNAs Irk Anesthesiologists, Again

A Medicare ruling restoring payments to Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists for services performed to the full extent of their scope of practice is raising the ire of some physicians. >>>

Better Practice Efficiency Comes with Automation

When it comes to physician documentation of professional charge information for reimbursement, high physician adoption of automated processes remains elusive for many practices. >>>

Top 3 Healthcare Reform Changes Insurers Want Now

Now that the election results are in, and uncertainty over the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is over, payers are building their best strategies for slowing down, or repealing, parts of the law. >>>

M&A Roundup: In MI, a $6.4B Merger

In Michigan, Henry Ford Health System and Beaumont Health System say they will merge to create a $6.4 billion integrated healthcare organization. Elsewhere, Catholic Health Initiatives and Ascension Health Care Network call off a deal. >>>

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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

Non-emergency ER patients to pay at GA medical center

CovNews, November 12, 2012

Alameda County Medical Center funding deal could save hospital

San Jose Mercury News, November 12, 2012

Bill revising MLR will add to deficit, says CBO

The Hill, November 9, 2012

Competition, recruitment costs slash operating income at UPMC

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 9, 2012

Opinion: US healthcare, welcome to Italy

Forbes, November 8, 2012

Obama win buoys hospitals as insurers slip

San Francisco Chronicle / Bloomberg News, November 8, 2012

UPMC's market share on the increase

Pittsburgh Business Times, November 8, 2012

Healthcare boom fuels area construction activity

The Kansas City Star, November 7, 2012

FL doctors group signs incentive-laden care agreement with Aetna

South Florida Business Journal, November 7, 2012

Freeman Health to pay $9.3 million for improperly compensating physicians

The Joplin Globe, November 6, 2012

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Webcast: Future of Service Line Marketing—New Tactics, New Tools

Date: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

When it comes to service lines, healthcare marketers are challenged to balance the needs of the organization and individual physicians with limited marketing dollars. Join WellStar Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and Jennings Co. as they explore how to use data to prioritize service line marketing dollars and gain physician buy-in.

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Placing Your Bets

Value-based care is here and standing pat is not a viable option. Yet healthcare leaders face substantial risks for generations to come as they develop new businesses and clinical relationships to gain tighter control of the care continuum. >>>


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