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Is Community's Hostile Bid for Tenet Worth the Price?
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

The cost of making this acquisition, should it succeed or fail, is ratcheting up, and not just in terms of Community Health Systems' offering price per share of Tenet Healthcare. Anyone who ultimately gets rich off this saga will likely have a law school diploma on the wall.
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  April 15, 2011

 
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White House Deficit Reduction Proposal Targets Medicare
In President Obama's deficit reduction plan presented in a speech yesterday, healthcare will be expected to contribute its share with changes in the Medicare and Medicaid programs accounting for $480 billion in savings by 2023 and another $1 trillion in savings by 2033. The President made it clear that he will oppose efforts by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to reduce the deficit by recreating Medicare or Medicaid. [Read More]
HHS Unveils $1B Program to Reduce Medical Errors
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says a $1 billion patient safety initiative announced earlier this week will save lives and reduce hospital readmissions. Partnership for Patients is public-private collaboration that includes hospitals, employers, health plans, physicians, nurses and patient advocates. PFP will focus on hospital safety with the goal of reducing patient care injuries by 40%, saving 60,000 lives, and reducing hospital readmissions by 20% over the next three years. [Read More]
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A federal complaint filed by Tenet Healthcare alleges that its rival, Community Health Systems, overbilled Medicare by using medically unnecessary admissions. The charges are "without merit," Community Health Systems counters. [Read More]
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Patient-centered healthcare IS accountable care—accountable for quality, for value, and for patient satisfaction. Join us on April 27 live from Griffin Hospital and Planetree, recognized pioneers in patient-centered care, with more actionable strategies from invited thought leaders at Sharp Memorial and the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot. [Learn More]
*NEW* Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era
Reform, reimbursement, and reintegration—a triple threat to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) or new opportunities for ROI? Join HealthLeaders Media on May 11 for a 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to learn how to increase the financial return of ASC operations from leaders with proven ambulatory care ROI. [Read More]
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At the heart of successful physician referral programs are relationships that result in buy-in, engagement, and alignment. How do you build those? And, how do you use data to prove your program's success to the C-suite? Join HealthLeaders Media on May 18 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and case studies, for lessons and insights from marketing leaders with successful referral programs. [Read More]
 
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