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Retirement: What Does it Mean?
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

Sister Mary Jean Ryan calls it "transitioning," but after 25 years as president and CEO of SSM Healthcare, one of the few members of a religious order to lead a healthcare organization is stepping aside.
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  August 5, 2011

 
Editor's Picks
States Strengthen Insurance Hike Oversight
Officials from more than one-third of the nation's states have introduced or passed legislation to strengthen legislative authority over health insurance premium rates, while two-thirds say they are working on such strategies, according to a Government Accountability Office report. [Read More]
CMS Scales Back on Payment Cuts
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services included a major surprise when it released its final rule for the FY 2012 Inpatient Prospective Payment System integral to inpatient Medicare reimbursement at short-term and long-term acute care hospitals. The rule makers set a documentation and coding adjustment of -2.0% instead of the proposed -3.15% for fiscal year (FY) 2012. [Read More]
Recruitment Rising as Leadership Priority
Recruiting to address healthcare shortages—both now and in the future—requires creativity and a focus on new core competencies. [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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Intelligence Report: Better Care and the Bottom Line
54% of leaders say that ACOs will be successful in coordinating care and driving down overall costs, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. [Read More]
 
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