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Hospital Pricing Irks Nurses; More Jobs, Less Pay

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

In this week's news: Explaining hospital pricing to employees, exploring the complicated relationship between healthcare jobs and spending, and protecting staff and employers with new social media laws in several states. >>>


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Healthcare Leaders Sound Off on Organized Labor

How much of a threat does organized labor pose to healthcare organizations? Hospital and health system leaders weigh in on the sensitive issue, which ranked among their top three concerns in our most recent industry survey. >>>

69% of Employers Plan to Offer Healthcare Coverage After 2014

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is having little effect on workforce strategies, employer survey data shows. More than two-thirds of employers say they will continue to provide healthcare coverage when health insurance exchanges begin operation in 2014. >>>

Hard-Nosed About Physician Teamwork

A Michigan healthcare system tells physicians: Be part of a multidisciplinary team or go away. Though many physicians are not collaborative by nature, a team-based approach is the only way to ensure success, says Spectrum Health. >>>

Tavenner Confirmed as CMS Administrator

Marilyn Tavenner, a former nurse, hospital executive, and state health official, is the first Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services head to gain congressional approval since 2004. The full Senate confirmed her nomination with a 91-7 vote Wednesday. >>>

Rural Healthcare Can Entice the Best and Brightest

Ali Chisti intends to pursue a career as an internist and a population health specialist providing care in underserved and rural areas—not as a neurosurgeon as he had originally planned. He changed his mind when he came to understand the gap in resources between rural and urban areas. >>>

MA Data Supports Retailers Fighting Enrollment Mandate

Small businesses pay higher premiums for buying coverage on health insurance exchanges because employers subsidized too many unhealthy individuals, research on employer-sponsored health plans in Massachusetts shows. >>>


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Date: May 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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News Headlines

Surgeons-in-training dislike new work hours

Reuters, May 20, 2013

UC hospital strikers' numbers to be decided by court

Los Angeles Times, May 20, 2013

Docs, nurses disagree over expanded nurse roles

Kaiser Health News, May 16, 2013

Temporary restraining order issued in FTC/Phoebe case

Albany Herald, May 16, 2013

Sutter deal transfers East Bay hospital

The Sacramento Bee, May 16, 2013

Liberty Hospital lays off workers, shuts down wound clinic

Kansas City Business Journal, May 15, 2013

Cincinnati hospital deepens links to China

Business Courier, May 15, 2013

$223M Medicare fraud bust nabs 89 in 8 cities

The Washington Post / Associated Press, May 15, 2013

LSU hospitals could need to pay about $42 million as employees are laid off

The Times Picayune, May 14, 2013

A vegan office: How one workplace has moved to get healthier together

The Washington Post, May 14, 2013

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