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Unlocking Value-Based Care's Upside

Edward Prewitt

Data analytics—both clinical and actuarial—and hyper-focused care management in the form of "commando RNs" are two keys to readying healthcare organizations for value-based care, says the new CEO of xG Health Solutions. >>>


Editor's Picks

CBO Analysis Renews Calls for SGR Repeal

A Congressional Budget Office analysis released this week lops $107 billion from the cost of eliminating the Sustainable Growth Rate funding formula and may fuel support for a House bill to put an end to the mandate. >>>

Hospital Chiefs: Cut Costs with Care

One in five hospital CEOs needs to pull 11% or more out of his or her operating budget. Deep cuts may be necessary, but they must be made carefully to avoid harm to quality care and staff morale, leaders say. >>>

Anatomy of an Employee Bonus

A carefully considered 'Valentine's Day bonus' will cost Baptist Health South Florida more than $13 million, but the strategic effort at employee appreciation could have a long-term payoff for the nonprofit organization. >>>

Hang On for Risk-Bearing Contracts, Rewards

The shift away from fee-for-service reimbursement models toward risk-bearing contracts is described by one healthcare finance leader as "the most unpredictable opportunity I've ever seen." >>>

Supply, Patient Tracking Pays Off Big for Healthcare System

Virtua's CEO says simply knowing the location of patients and equipment is paying big dividends in his team's approach to transforming healthcare. >>>

Medical Errors Draw Fines for 7 CA Hospitals

The latest round of immediate jeopardy findings by the California Department of Public Health has resulted in hospital penalties for 10 incidents of patient harm or death at seven hospitals. >>>

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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

No one fix to slow hospital readmission epidemic

Bloomberg Businessweek / Associated Press, February 11, 2013

Lower premiums at stake in NC Blue Cross lawsuit

Winston-Salem Journal / McClatchy-Tribune, February 11, 2013

Comparison shopping coming to Highmark

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 11, 2013

Catholic Health to pay $4.9M in St. Joseph overbilling case

The Baltimore Sun, February 8, 2013

UT hospitals swallow "sick tax"

The Salt Lake Tribune, February 8, 2013

Mayo's Destination Medical Center bills introduced

The Post-Bulletin, February 8, 2013

Bipartisan 'doc fix' bill introduced

The Hill, February 7, 2013

Compensation jumps for top NC hospital execs

WCNC / Charlotte Observer, February 7, 2013

U. of Colorado Health ponders creating its own HMO

The Denver Post, February 6, 2013

Opinion: Dig into details before scoffing at Mayo Clinic's $6B plan

The Post-Bulletin, February 6, 2013

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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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