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CEO Exchange: Top Execs Share Insights, Solutions, and Strategies

Philip Betbeze

With 40 hospital and health system chief executives attending HealthLeaders Media's second annual CEO Exchange, the challenge is to analyze their insights on reimbursement and the impact of health reform, and overall cost reduction and efficiency—their top priorities. >>>


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CEO Exchange: Physician Leadership Seen as Crucial

Acknowledging the monumental changes before them, chief executive officers attending HealthLeaders Media's second annual CEO Exchange are in agreement about one aspect of the way forward: strong leadership by physicians will be a key success factor. >>>

How Should You Discuss Medical Bills with Patients?

A stakeholder-led initiative presents best practices intended to provide guidance to provider organizations for discussing insurance coverage and financial responsibility for co-pays and deductibles with patients. >>>

ECRI Announces Top 10 Healthcare Technology Hazards

ECRI Institute collects data on adverse events and near misses and releases an annual report on the top technology dangers in healthcare. >>>

Q&A: Scripps CEO on Strategic Appeal of a Regional Medical Center

Chris Van Gorder, Scripps Health CEO, explains why his organization would want to shoulder the challenges of buying an acute care hospital in a small farming community. The potential deal is appealing he says, because from a "population health basis, we need to grow." >>>

Health Plans Talk Strategy in 3Q Earnings Calls

Senior health plan executives sound upbeat about health insurance exchanges, Medicare Advantage plans, and collaborative risk-sharing agreements with providers. >>>

MU Audit Fears Escalate as HMA Returns $31M

Meaningful Use audit-related givebacks and penalties can pack a much harder punch than other Medicare audits, says the CEO of CHIME, because failure in one area of MU attestation is perceived by auditors as "failure in aggregate." >>>

HCA Posts Strong, Tenet 'Solid' 3Q Earnings

Its ability to improve inpatient admissions has helped for-profit Hospital Corporation of America post healthy earnings. Tenet, despite an 8.4% increase in net operating revenues, experienced a "volume decline on the inpatient side and flat-ish volume for outpatient," says one analyst. >>>

Declining Patient Volumes Threaten Not-for-Profit Bond Ratings

A Moody's Investors Service executive says she expects downgrades will continue to outpace upgrades in the fourth quarter of 2013 for many of the approximately 500 not-for-profit hospitals and health systems that it rates. >>>

News Headlines

Obama personally apologizes for Americans losing health coverage

NBC News, November 8, 2013

10 Republican senators want Sebelius fired over Obamacare rollout

Los Angeles Times, November 8, 2013

NH hospital excluded from network to get hearing / Associated Press, November 8, 2013

In a disaster, will your hospital be ready?

Bangor Daily News, November 8, 2013

Top US insurer sees weak Obamacare sign-ups, prepares for delay

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, November 7, 2013

Government healthcare IT official leaves

USA Today, November 7, 2013

Humana sees lower profit due to spending on exchanges, Medicaid

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, November 7, 2013

Voters approve $830 million for Jackson Health System

The Miami Herald, November 7, 2013

Two US hospital chains dismiss Obamacare technical woes

Reuters, November 6, 2013

Court upholds $14.2 million judgment against UPMC

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 6, 2013

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