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How Value-Based Purchasing is Changing Nursing
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
As hospitals plan how to best operate under value-based purchasing rules, it's worth taking the time to reevaluate the impact on patient care and who should be working on what. [Read More]
 
June 14, 2011
 
Editor's Picks

CMS' Final HAC Rule Baffles Hospitals
Hospitals are struggling to understand The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final rule on Medicaid payment adjustments for healthcare-associated conditions, says the American Hospital Association. [Read More]
Proposed ACO Rules Attract Public Gripes
With the period for public comments over, few provider groups or individuals had any nice words for government's plan for accountable care organizations. [Read More]
Blue Shield of CA Announces $180M Refund, Cap on Income
Vowing to help solve the problem of rising healthcare costs, Blue Shield of California says it will limit its income to 2% of revenue and hand back about $180 million to policyholders, physicians, hospitals, and the Blue Shield Foundation. [Read More]
U.S. Senator Calls for CMS Probe of 12,400% Drug Price Hike
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to investigate the impact of a price hike on a gout treatment drug from URL Pharma from 4 cents per pill to $5 per pill. [Read More]
Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs
Date: August 16, 2011
What: Attend on-site or participate via live webcast. Get accountable care strategies from ACO pioneers Norton Healthcare, Humana, and Palmetto Health--first movers who already have experienced the challenges of building a new framework for healthcare delivery. [Read More]

New book: The Complete Guide to Physician Relationships
Author: Kriss Barlow, RN, MBA
Based on extensive research and an in-depth survey of nearly 200 physicians, The Complete Guide to Physician Relationships outlines exactly what information physicians want and how they want to receive it from healthcare leaders, peers, marketing executives, and physician relations representatives. Get the critical data that you need to succeed with your physician relations, referral, and communication efforts. [Read More]


NurseLeaders Forum

Patient Classification Systems Address Nurse Staffing Balance
A patient classification system applies an evidence-based approach enabling hospitals to assign, match, and schedule nurses where they are needed the most, experts say. [Read More]

Nursing Headlines

NY hospital will keep LPNs for at least a year
Republican Herald, June 13, 2011

When the treatment makes patients sick
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 13, 2011

Rush to robotic surgery raising flags
The Buffalo News, June 13, 2011

3 Mobile Apps to Help Cut the Fat
HealthLeaders Media, June 14, 2011

4 True Tales of Successful Financial Leadership
HealthLeaders Media, June 13, 2011

Healthcare 'Gold Rush' Spurs Jobs, Fortune 50
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 9, 2011



Webcasts/Rounds

June 16: Nurse Residency Programs: Facilitate Graduate Nurse Transition into Professional Practice

June 23: Webcast: Transform Your ED into a Profit Center

July 20: Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era

August 16: Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs

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