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M&A Forecast: 1 in 5 Hospitals to Realign Over Next Decade

Philip Betbeze

Revenue is expected to plunge 25% and the incremental changes that hospitals and health systems are implementing are not likely to be enough to maintain independence for a large percentage of them. >>>


Editor's Picks

AHA: Hospitals a $2T Economic Driver

Hospitals employ 5.5 million workers and spend billions of dollars on goods and services, but one critic says, "It is a big mistake to use economic power as an excuse for not finding the right balance for what we should spend on healthcare." >>>

HIPAA Final Rule Raises Fines for Non-Compliance

The so-called "mega" privacy rule is not enforceable until September, but hospital and health system executives should begin reviewing current policies now to identify changes necessary for compliance, observers say. >>>

Don't Let DNFB Cripple Hospital Cash Flow

Accounts marked 'discharged not final billed' can hobble a healthcare provider's opportunities to manage cash and earn interest, but CEOs and CFOs who know what to look for can stop it before it happens. >>>

Citing Cost Reductions, Highmark to Expand PCMH Initiative

Highmark Inc.'s pilot patient-centered medical home project saw a nearly 2% reduction in costs per member per month, while traditional care delivery programs notched cost increases, prompting the payer to expand the program in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. >>>

Kennedy Sues Nurses, Hospital After Scuffle

Acquitted of two counts of physical harassment against nurses after a maternity ward fracas last year, Douglas Kennedy, son of Robert Kennedy, has filed court papers citing defamation and malicious prosecution. >>>

SLIDESHOW: Industry Survey—Strategic Imperatives in 2013

The fifth annual HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey draws on senior leaders at a cross-section of U.S. healthcare organizations to determine their top priorities, threats, and opportunities in 2013. >>>

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Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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News Headlines

Physician Groups Blast IPAB, Rally Behind Repeal Effort

Doug Desjardins, January 25, 2013

Medicare paid $120M in illegal care

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, January 25, 2013

Highmark to pay docs at WPAHS higher rates

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 25, 2013

Ex-Medicare chief moves toward run for governor

Politico, January 25, 2013

In MA law, states get a health overhaul model

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / Associated Press, January 24, 2013

HIPAA changes could create new bureaucratic burdens

InformationWeek, January 24, 2013

Moody's keeps negative outlook for non-profit hospitals

Reuters, January 23, 2013

TX lawmakers considering hospital tax

WOAI News, January 23, 2013

President defends Medicare, Medicaid in inaugural address

The Hill, January 22, 2013

The (so far) failed promise of EMRs

Newsweek / Daily Beast, January 22, 2013

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Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>


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