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Capital Spending Growth Expected to Dip in 2014

Rene Letourneau, Senior Editor for HealthLeaders Media

From the uncertainty surrounding health insurance exchanges and the anticipated influx of newly insured patients to RAC audits and the controversial two-midnight rule, providers are feeling the financial squeeze from all sides right now. >>>


Editor's Picks

Nurses Rap Payment Models Recommended by AMA

A recommendation from the American Medical Association calls for physicians to determine how care teams are paid. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners calls the AMA's link of reimbursements to physician-led teams "anti-competitive." >>>

Capitation is at the Door; Will You Be The One Who Knocks?

There's a pretty fair divide among organizations that operate comfortably under a capitation reimbursement arrangement—and those that don't. Which one are you? >>>

Spending on Vascular Care Has Little Effect on Amputations

Researchers find large regional variations in spending, but little evidence to suggest that aggressive, high-cost treatments for leg revascularization translate into lower rates of amputation. >>>

Physician Executive Compensation Growth Slow, but Healthy

Even though compensation growth has slowed a bit—CEOs report a gain of only 4% over two years—the demand for physician executives continues to increase. Median annual pay reported by doctors in executive roles is $325,000. >>>

Rise of the Chief Strategy Officer

While the CEO is still ultimately responsible for strategic direction, increasingly, health systems are creating the position of chief strategy officer, who guides the planning, execution, communication, and sustainment of that strategy. >>>

Individual Health Insurance Markets That Work, Part Two

Fresh from an overseas trip focusing on health insurance markets and consumer empowerment, the chief marketing officer of a Massachusetts payer observes that in Australia, consumers are trained in healthcare financial literacy. >>>

Business Roundup: Cadence Health, Rockford Health System to Merge

The week's largest healthcare deal announcement involves the largest health system in northwestern Illinois. Other news of merger talks comes from central New York state and Wisconsin. >>>

CFO Exchange Insights Report

CFO Exchange Insights Report: Protecting Margins, Fueling Growth

Chief financial officers have been looking for ways to streamline processes and achieve cost savings for years, yet they still believe there is more they can do to cut operating expenses and protect margins. At the CFO Exchange held this fall, they discussed new tactics for new payment models. Free Downloads >>>

News Headlines

Analysis of huge data sets will reshape healthcare

USA Today, November 25, 2013

Medicaid expansion faces major logistical challenges among the homeless

The New York Times, November 25, 2013

Opinion: Some good news on healthcare

The New Yorker, November 25, 2013

Healthcare industry vested in success of Obamacare

Los Angeles Times, November 22, 2013

Spending more and getting less for healthcare

The New York Times, November 22, 2013

NYC doctors admit taking bribes to order tests for patients

NBC New York, November 22, 2013

Obamacare bailout sought as effort planned to bypass site

Bloomberg, November 21, 2013

Former NJ doctor sentenced for $19M billing fraud

ABC News / Associated Press, November 21, 2013

Push to renew health plans finds unlikely state allies

The New York Times, November 20, 2013

Johnson & Johnson to offer $2.5 billion hip device settlement

The New York Times, November 20, 2013

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