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How Optimizing Nurses' Roles Leads to Better Patient-Centered Care
Karen Minich-Pourshadi, Senior Editor

A solo practitioner, now merged with a hospital, explains how he achieves great patient-centered care by using his oncology nurse team to its fullest potential. [Read More]

  July 11, 2011

 
Editor's Picks
15 HCAHPS Buzzwords Every Provider Should Know
The value-based purchasing sweepstakes race is on. It's a national contest to see which acute care teams can score highest in patient experience metrics as evaluated by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. Knowing the lingo is essential. [Read More]
Legal 'Oversight' May Leave Rural Health Clinics Behind
A seemingly small omission from the 2009 economic stimulus law could spell big trouble for the country's thousands of rural health clinics. The problem? If you're billing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on an HCFA 1500 form, you're eligible for meaningful use incentive payments; if you're billing on a UB-04 form—which certified rural health clinics are required to do—you're not. [Read More]
3 HHS Programs Aim to Reduce States' Dual Eligible Costs
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has announced three efforts she says will help states lower their share of costs for approximately nine million people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits. [Read More]
Think You're Operating at Capacity? Think Again
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. [Read More]
Webcast: Creating an ACO Marketing Language
Date: July 27, 2011
What: As a marketer, you need to learn the new paradigm of managing population health vs. growing patient volume in a traditional environment. Advance your understanding of how to align ACO marketing with business needs, as well as market accountability to providers, and ultimately your community.
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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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Finance Forum
Healthcare Equipment Acquisition in an Improving Economy
Equipment financing, particularly of information technology such as electronic medical records, is a key acquisition strategy. An expert explains how healthcare organizations can strategically leverage their equipment financing.

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Finance Headlines
CMS to conduct insurance rate reviews for 10 states beginning Sept. 1
HealthLeaders Media, July 11, 2011
Hospital merger touted as a "game-changer" for Upstate Medical University
Syracuse.com, July 8, 2011
UCLAHS Settles Potential HIPAA Violations for $865,500
HealthLeaders Media, July 7, 2011
AHA Details Hospitals' $2.2T Economic Activity
HealthLeaders Media, July 7, 2011
Houston hospital focuses on rebuilding after failed sale
Houston Chronicle, July 6, 2011
CMS Discloses DRG Coding Vulnerabilities for Inpatient Hospitals
HealthLeaders Media, July 6, 2011
CMS Releases 2012 OPPS Proposed Rule
HealthLeaders Media, July 6, 2011
Webcasts/Rounds
Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
July 20, 2011
Webcast: Creating an ACO Marketing Language
July 27, 2011
Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs
August 16, 2011
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Money Talk

Who's Up and Who's Down?

Sheridan Healthcare, Sunrise, FL
Rating: B
Outlook: Positive
Affected Debt: $160 million
Agency: Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
Remarks: Physician outsourcing provider Sheridan Healthcare Inc. will be using funds from a proposed $160 million incremental term loan B to fund acquisitions. S&P affirmed a B corporate credit and existing issue-level ratings. The outlook was revised to positive from stable, reflecting the company's more disciplined financial policy.
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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. [Listen Now] [Sponsored by Emdeon]
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