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Think You're Operating at Capacity? Think Again
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

The CEO of a Houston hospital with a high case mix index finds that with cooperation from physicians, support from IT, and some extensive process re-engineering, efficiencies can be found and costs can be saved.
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  July 8, 2011

 
Editor's Picks
CMS Releases 2012 OPPS Proposed Rule
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S&P: Healthcare Getting a Grip on Expenses
Healthcare leaders might expect ratings agency Standard and Poor's to bear bad news when it comes to reform, the economy, and their impact on access to capital. But the current state of healthcare finances isn't as bad as some might think. [Read More]
AHA Details Hospitals' $2.2T Economic Activity
The nation's hospitals treated more than 127 million in-patients, employed more than 5.4 million people, and generated more than $2.2 trillion in economic activity in 2009, an American Hospital Association report says. [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: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
Date: July 20, 2011
What: Integration will be the key to success in the accountable care era, whether your organization develops an official ACO or not. Organizations must develop strong relationships with employed and affiliated physicians. Join us to get alignment strategies to thrive in an increasingly integrated industry.
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This Week's Headlines
CMS Discloses DRG Coding Vulnerabilities for Inpatient Hospitals
James Carroll, for HealthLeaders Media, July 6, 2011
Federal Appeals Court to Review Phoebe / Palmyra Merger
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 8, 2011
How to Recover Health Data After Disaster
Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, July 7, 2011
UCLAHS Settles Potential HIPAA Violations for $865,500
Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, July 7, 2011
Legal 'Oversight' May Leave Rural Health Clinics Behind
Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, July 6, 2011
HMA to Buy Mercy Health for $525M
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 5, 2011
Should hospitals be run by doctors?
The New York Times, July 8, 2011
Mayo Clinic launches social network
Minnesota Public Radio, July 8, 2011
MA Blue Cross to refund CEO?s exit pay to clients
The Boston Globe, July 7, 2011
Preventive care or a waste of time for docs, patients?
Star-Tribune, July 5, 2011
 
Webcasts/Rounds

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

July 27: Webcast: Creating an ACO Marketing Language

August 16: The Real Value of ACOs

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