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C-Suite Compensation Remains Taboo

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

Healthcare leaders don't mind talking about how they calculate physician salaries, but don't ask them about how they calculate their own. Yet for healthcare organizations to achieve financial success in the reform era, the compensation of its executive leadership must also change. >>>


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Get Ready for Price Transparency

Healthcare providers have long kept secret the prices they negotiate with health plans. With consumers being asked to pay more of their healthcare, price transparency—and a stronger link between value and quality—is inevitable. >>>

Blame Season in the Healthcare Sector

Healthcare provider associations, retailers, drug makers, and health plans are trying their best to deflect responsibility onto one another for higher costs. >>>

Leapfrog's New Safety Report Card Alarms Hospitals

The updated Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score gave 25 hospitals, including 520-bed Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, a failing grade of F, while another 121 hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic, got a barely passing D. >>>

Insurers Must Guide Individual Market in 2014

Consumers say they're willing to participate in the new individual insurance market in 2014, yet don't want to take personal responsibility for driving down healthcare costs. How can they be made to connect the dots? Part of the answer lies in how insurers approach consumers. >>>

Medicaid Expansion Report Calculates Modest State Costs

States that expand their Medicaid rolls under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would see only modest increases in their share of the costs when compared with the windfall in federal funding that would come with it, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. >>>

Electronic Medical Records Drive Physicians to Stay, Go

Some primary care physicians are embracing electronic medical records to keep their private practices thriving. Yet other doctors view EMRs as a reason to join hospital employment. >>>

Intelligence Report

Executive Compensation—New Metrics and Skill Sets

Four in ten organizations are ready to overhaul their executive compensation plans. This report examines in detail how organizations are tying executive compensation to both financial performance and clinical metrics. This deep dive into compensation strategies includes three new case studies from Beebe Medical Center, Kern Medical Center, and Union Hospital; segmented peer data (over 400 charts) by region, setting, number of beds, and net patient revenues; and strategic recommendations and questions for your organization.

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News Headlines

HMA denies '60 Minutes' allegations of quotas, fraud

Naples News, December 3, 2012

State lawmakers gird for battle over Medicaid expansion

The Washington Post, December 3, 2012

America's stunningly overpriced healthcare system in 2 charts

Business Insider, December 3, 2012

Insurance surcharges will fund most online exchanges created under health law

Kaiser Health News, December 3, 2012

BCBS dominates NC health insurance markets

Winston-Salem Journal, December 3, 2012

A huge pay cut for doctors is hiding in the fiscal cliff

NPR, November 30, 2012

Mismatched data hamper US accounting of Medicaid costs

Bloomberg Businessweek, November 30, 2012

CMS suggests questions to ask clearinghouses about ICD-10 transition

EHR Intelligence, November 30, 2012

Do patient portals ramp up cost of healthcare?

InformationWeek, November 30, 2012

Unaffordable cost seen for some under PPACA

Bloomberg, November 29, 2012

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