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Where All the Hospitals Are Above Average

Philip Betbeze

More than three-quarters of healthcare CEOs say their organizations are on the right track. The realities of cost, waste, quality, and market position suggest otherwise. >>>


Editor's Picks

Not-for-Profit Hospitals Tighten Oversight as Revenues Fall

While healthcare executives have become more focused on expense management, a Moody's Investors Service analyst expects that not-for-profit hospitals will continue to endure a negative credit outlook for the near future because of challenges to top-line revenues. >>>

Blue Cross Merger Decision Expected Soon in MT

The long road to approving a deal under which Health Care Service Corporation would purchase Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana is due, in part, to a state law which is meant to protect consumers if a nonprofit health plan converts to one that is for-profit. >>>

9 in 10 Health Plans Still Tied to FFS Model

A study of data voluntarily submitted by commercial health plans to an independent, non-profit group working on behalf of large healthcare purchasers finds that only 11% of payments to providers are value-oriented. >>>

After an Adverse Event, Staff Needs Support

Evidence suggests the second victims of a medical error or adverse event—the healthcare providers—may contribute to further patient safety problems if not given the correct support. >>>

Q&A: Lucian Leape Wants Tougher Patient Safety Regs

The man known as the father of the modern patient safety movement is calling for the creation of a special federal regulatory agency to compel safer hospital practices. >>>

AHA Objects to New Patient Experience Surveys

Plans by CMS to introduce surveys about hospital outpatient surgical departments and ambulatory surgical centers would be burdensome and expensive for hospital administrators, the American Hospital Association contends. >>>

IOM: Geographic Value Index Won't Fix Variation

A geographic value index "would reward low-value providers in high-value regions and punish high-value providers in low-value regions," says a report by the Institute of Medicine. >>>

LIVE Webcast

Webcast: New Physician Referral Models for Value-Based Care

Date: April 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join physician referral experts from MGMA-ACMPE and Baptist Health System, San Antonio to learn how to create sustainable and scalable marketing plans for physician referrals that will keep pace with healthcare changes in 2013. Register Today >>>

News Headlines

5 underrated healthcare trends from a top CIO

InformationWeek, March 29, 2013

The secret Republican plan to repeal Obamacare

The Atlantic, March 29, 2013

Talk of Medicare changes could open way to budget pact

The New York Times, March 29, 2013

How Fortune 500 companies plan to cut health costs

The Washington Post, March 28, 2013

To hire or not to hire smokers?

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 28, 2013

Re-engineering healthcare

The New York Times, March 27, 2013

Slow progress on efforts to pay docs, hospitals for 'value,' not volume

Kaiser Health News / USA Today, March 27, 2013

Health overhaul to raise claims cost 32 percent

News & Observer / Associated Press, March 27, 2013

Insurance exchange changes the healthcare game in MN

Star Tribune, March 25, 2013

Editorial: Report card on healthcare reform

The New York Times, March 25, 2013

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