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Value-Based Benefits: Are We There Yet?
Jeff Elliott, HealthLeaders Media

While questions about ROI remain, evidence from predictive models detailing the anticipated financial benefits of value-based insurance design may push employers closer toward widespread acceptance of value-based benefits. [Read More]
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  February 16, 2011

 
Editor's Picks
Healthcare Leaders Reveal Uncertainties About Industry Direction
Dedication to mission is strong and getting stronger, but just how to accomplish that mission is less certain, according to the just-released results of the 2011 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. [Read More]
Federal Budget Pleases Doctors, Not Hospitals
The major trade groups for healthcare providers offered a decidedly mixed reaction to President Barack Obama's Fiscal 2012 budget proposal, with doctors praising the plan and hospitals panning it. [Read More]
20 Charged in $200M Medicare Scam
Three Florida physicians were among the 20 people with healthcare fraud, kickback, and money laundering charges for alleged roles in a $200 million Medicare fraud scheme, federal officials say. [Read More]
Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform
Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy. [Read More]

Health Plan Forum
To Do No Harm: Safety as a Professional Obligation
One hundred thousand Americans are losing their lives each year in hospitals due to medical errors and medication-induced complications. To minimalize preventable deaths, health leaders should engage and educate their hospital board, use surgical checklists, and educate patients on proper medication adherence, one expert says. [Read More]


Managed Care Headlines
CA patient puzzled by Medicare payment
The San Diego Union-Tribune, February 14, 2011

Enrollment in high-risk insurance pools lagging behind predictions
The Washington Post, February 14, 2011

Private Equity's Interest in Non-Profit Hospitals: What's Next?
HealthLeaders Media, February 14, 2011

Obama's healthcare budget: ER visit but no cure
The San Francisco Chronicle/Associated Press, February 15, 2011

Las Vegas medical center fights Allstate Insurance lawsuit
The Las Vegas Sun, February 16, 2011

HHS says AZ doesn't need federal approval for huge Medicaid cuts
The Arizona Republic, February 16, 2011


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