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House Calls 2.0 Come Knocking
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

The house call is an idea whose time may have come—again. This time around, an entrepreneur with little healthcare experience is showing leadership and an innovative spirit, and might be honing in on what you've considered your territory.
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  June 17, 2011

 
Editor's Picks
Nonprofit Hospitals: Will Margin Change Mean Mission Change?
Health reform legislation will greatly reduce the number of uninsured. Though it's difficult to predict how that might affect nonprofits' bottom lines, with states and the feds hungry for revenue, nonprofits' tax exemptions will certainly face future scrutiny. [Read More]
Commentary: Behind BSCA's 2% Solution
Don't miss this excellent analysis of Blue Shield of California's recent decision to cap its net income at 2% a year. Our Margaret Tocknell has been covering this industry for years, and has an interesting take on the decision and its historical significance. [Read More]
As Medicaid population rises, benefits are about to drop
From New Jersey to California, state officials are bracing for the end to more than $90 billion in federal largess specifically designated for Medicaid. To hold down costs, states are cutting Medicaid payments to doctors and hospitals, limiting benefits for Medicaid recipients, reducing the scope of covered services, requiring beneficiaries to pay larger co-payments and expanding the use of managed care. [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.
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Webcast: Transform Your ED into a Profit Center
Date: June 23, 2011
What: Get in-the-trenches management tools and techniques to grow your ED's bottom line. Learn how Heartland Health revamped processes and increased revenue from $15 million to $33.5 million and turned its ED into a profit center with a 40% margin.
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This Week's Headlines
MedPAC Urged to Reconsider Imaging Reimbursement Cuts
HealthLeaders Media, June 17, 2011
Ex-Lawmakers Spar at AHIP Conference
HealthLeaders Media, June 17, 2011
Pronovost: Surveillance Bias Threatens Quality Payment Fairness
HealthLeaders Media, June 15, 2011
HCA acquiring Denver's HealthOne
Nashville Post, June 16, 2011
NQF Adds 4 Serious Reportable Events, Updates 25
HealthLeaders Media, June 15, 2011
MGMA: 'Mixed Movement' on Physician Compensation
HealthLeaders Media, June 16, 2011
Thoughts on Reform: When ACOs, Vectors, and Spin Collide
HealthLeaders Media, June 16, 2011
'Life, death, and politics' treating Chicago's uninsured
NPR, June 16, 2011
9 charged in FL hospital bribery scheme
NBC Miami, June 16, 2011
Lifespan ordered to pay $14.2M to Tufts Medical Center
The Providence Journal, June 15, 2011
Newport Beach, Malibu docs charged in $17M workers comp fraud scheme
Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2011
 
Webcasts/Rounds

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

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

August 16: The Real Value of ACOs

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ACOs vs. Provider/Health Plan Partnerships
Rob Parke, principal and consulting actuary with the New York office of the independent actuarial and consulting firm, Milliman, discusses provider-health plan partnerships as a way to avoid the pitfalls of an ACO.
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