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Sanford Health Embraces Retail Weight Loss

John Commins

A nonprofit health system has developed a nonprofit subsidiary to challenge well-established, well-run, for-profit players for a piece of the hyper-competitive $60 billion weight-loss industry. >>>


Editor's Picks

Two-Midnight Rule Will Cost Hospitals Big

The simple demarcation between inpatient and outpatient status prodded by Medicare's proposed rule has the potential to turn into a big revenue problem. But good documentation can help. >>>

Fast-Growing Hospital Jobs

As healthcare continues to transform, the jobs within hospitals and health systems also continue to change. Recruiters who understand these changes are best equipped to compete to hire workers. >>>

10 Ways to Halt Drug Diversion

The Mayo Clinic is a leader in dealing with opioid-addicted physicians, nurses, and technicians and the risk they present to patient safety. >>>

Arresting Sepsis Early Saves Money, Lives

Some hospitals are addressing sepsis by quickly identifying high-risk patients in the emergency department and treating them to stop progression. >>>

MedPAC Offers 7 Ways to Adjust Medicare Payments

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission identifies in its June report seven areas it believes are in need of policy change in order to "provide sufficient payment for efficient providers." >>>

Engaging the Patient's Experience

Carolinas HealthCare System leaders have developed a team-based approach to effectively address patient experience through shared decision-making. >>>

Huntsville Hospital, Sentara Form First Medicaid 'RCO' in AL

The capitated Regional Care Organization model is designed to be responsible for all aspects of care for Medicaid recipients in 10 counties in northern Alabama. CMS approval is pending. >>>

Slideshow: The Clinical Strategy for Financial Health—Care Redesign and Standardization

While there are many barriers to attaining sustainable cost reductions, hospitals and health systems are looking for ways to continue serving their communities while cutting costs. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The Clinical Strategy for Financial Health—Care Redesign & Standardization

This report reveals how leading organizations are implementing programs aimed at care redesign, care standardization, and driving waste out of healthcare delivery. Free Download >>>

News Headlines

LSU hospitals financing plan questioned

The Advocate, June 18, 2014

Hospital salary initiative falls short in CA

Post-Periodical, June 18, 2014

Shands agrees to pay $3.25 million to settle second part of whistleblower case

The Gainesville Sun, June 18, 2014

Healthcare orgs prep for increased audits

InformationWeek, June 17, 2014

US healthcare ranks last among 11 developed nations

Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2014

Allegiance Health joins growing list of MI hospitals partnering with BCBSM on value-based payments, June 17, 2014

LICH saga almost over, without a hospital

New York Business Journal, June 17, 2014

Poor Health: Poverty and scarce medical resources in U.S. cities

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 16, 2014

When a stressful hospital stay makes patients sick

The New York Times, June 13, 2014

The 10 cities with the highest-rated doctors

Business Insider, June 13, 2014

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New Goals, New Alliances

The historically adversarial relationship between providers and payers is shifting toward cautious cooperation as both sides recognize that they must implement structural and strategic changes to ensure their mutual survival. >>>


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