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Healthcare's Next Trick: Economic Stabilizer

Chelsea Rice

Despite a November slowdown in healthcare job creation, the sector remains strong and will stabilize the rest of the economy, says one economist. >>>


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Healthcare Reform Revs Compensation in the C-Suite

As the healthcare industry shifts from a fee-for-service foundation to one of value-based purchasing, executive pay programs are being adjusted as well. New focus is being placed on at-risk compensation. >>>

Q&A: Don Berwick Reflects on Healthcare Reform, Part II

A year after leaving his position as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Don Berwick, MD, talks with HealthLeaders about death panels, the challenges of implementing healthcare reform, and Medicare and Medicaid fraud. >>>


Read 'Part I' here

Payer Rankings Don't Tell Providers' Stories

A close look at satisfaction scores healthcare providers assign to payers reveals that medical practice professionals aren't as happy with insurers as the list indicates at first glance. >>>

CNO Influence Key to Advanced Nurse Education

The barriers that prevent nurses from pursuing advanced degrees are predictable: cost and time constraints—but not insurmountable—if chief nursing officers flex their power, a study suggests. >>>

How Docs Can Make Cardio Service Lines More Profitable

Good outcomes and financial rewards await healthcare systems that arrange cascading benefits to physicians, top leaders say. >>>

Q&A: Award-winning CEO on Running a Small Hospital

James J. Bleicher, MD, president and CEO of a 99-bed Arizona hospital talks about his work toward improving care in his community. He is the recipient of the 2012 American Hospital Association's Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award. >>>

Intelligence Report

Executive Compensation—New Metrics and Skill Sets

Thirty-eight percent of healthcare leaders say they are ready to overhaul their executive compensation strategies. The shift to value-based purchasing is revolutionizing how healthcare providers hire, evaluate, compensate, and incentivize executives. This report examines in detail how organizations are tying compensation to both financial performance and clinical metrics.

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News Headlines

New taxes to take effect to fund healthcare law

The New York Times, December 10, 2012

Healthcare creates MN jobs boom

Star Tribune, December 10, 2012

Nursing student suspended over medical scrubs

Concord Monitor, December 10, 2012

UT System to consolidate medical centers

The Daily Texan, December 7, 2012

HMA hospital group hit again

Lancaster Online, December 7, 2012

'Moral objection' bill would allow healthcare providers to refuse service

Detroit Free Press, December 7, 2012

RI union sues to stop flu-shot mandate

Boston Globe / Associated Press, December 7, 2012

Restaurant chains to cut workers' hours in response to health law

The Hill, December 7, 2012

Cleveland Clinic CEO shares his vision for the future of healthcare

Business Insider, December 6, 2012

January layoffs delayed at LSU hospitals

The Advocate, December 6, 2012

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