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Walking Healthcare Industry Disruption's Fine Line

Philip Betbeze

Hospital and health system leaders are moving carefully toward being accountable for the health not only of individual patients, but of populations. How nimbly they move, and how astutely they make strategic decisions will land them in either the winners' column—or the losers'. >>>


Editor's Picks

MGMA: Physician Compensation Increasingly Based on Quality Measures

Primary care physicians have 3% of their total compensation based on quality measures, but doctors will increasingly be tied to these metrics as reimbursement aligns more closely with quality and cost measures, Medical Group Management Association data suggests. >>>

Preventing Hospital Readmissions Presents Financial Paradox

Despite valid financial concerns, hospital executives are expressing a growing desire to avoid readmissions for the sake of good patient care—because it's the right thing to do. >>>

Data Collaborative Taps Predictive Analytics to Coordinate Care

Four geographically disparate health systems are banding together to redesign clinical care based on data to solve population health challenges such as preventable readmissions. >>>

Aggressive End-of-Life Care Easing in Hospitals

Dying patients are more likely to receive less intense medical care than in the recent past. The cost of that healthcare, however, provided by hospitals, physicians, and hospice, continues to rise, says a Dartmouth Atlas report. >>>

Physicians Shut Out of ACOs Seek to Merge Practices

Faced with few ACO options, physicians are increasingly considering merging their practices, which would enable them to reduce expenses and wield more clout in negotiations. >>>

Immigration Bill Lowers Hurdles for Foreign-Born Docs

Under pending federal legislation, recruiting foreign-born but U.S.- trained physicians could become easier for hospitals and physician practices in underserved areas. >>>

SCOTUS: Class Arbitration Upheld in Physician-Insurer Case

Class arbitration has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving a dispute over payments to physicians by a health plan. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Service Line Optimization—Strategies to Drive Value Along the Care Continuum

Do your service lines support the strategic shift to a continuum of care? Find out why 61% of healthcare leaders report physician alignment as the No. 1 challenge to service line success, and what strategies they are employing to drive value along the continuum of care. Download Today >>>

News Headlines

After patent ruling, availability of gene tests could broaden

The New York Times, June 14, 2013

Healthcare price growth plummets to 1.1 percent

CBS Detroit, June 14, 2013

Did mismanagement or charity care cause Roseland Hospital's financial emergency?

Chicago Sun-Times, June 13, 2013

House panel to probe alleged seizure of medical records by IRS

The Hill, June 12, 2013

University of Maryland Medical Center to begin layoffs

The Baltimore Sun, June 12, 2013

Top health insurance bosses earn millions

CT Post, June 12, 2013

Parkland to sell last bond package to finance new public hospital

The Dallas News, June 12, 2013

NY bill would mandate hospital nurse staffing

Yahoo Finance / Associated Press, June 12, 2013

A tax fight in Pittsburgh and the future of non-profit hospitals nationwide

Time, June 11, 2013

MA hospitals pulling back on salaries and benefits

Boston Business Journal, June 10, 2013

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