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Why Nonprofits Must Prepare Now for Closer IRS Scrutiny
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

We spend a lot of time and effort trying to educate ourselves, and you, about the realities of healthcare reform. In many cases, the bottom line seems to be that your bottom line is poised to get ever tighter in the coming few years.
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  September 30, 2011

 
Editor's Picks
Dartmouth Atlas: Readmission Rates Show 'Not Much Progress'
Dartmouth Atlas researchers are again pointing fingers at hospital quality of care, this time showing wide variation in 30-day readmission rates, which have not gone down and in some cases rose between 2005 and 2009. Hospitals see "their responsibility as ending when the patient leaves their door and have made minimal efforts in terms of coordinating care or communicating to community physicians," said David Goodman, MD, lead author and co-principal investigator for the Dartmouth Atlas Project's latest report. [Read More]
Healthcare law fight heads to Supreme Court
The constitutional clash over President Obama's national healthcare law moved closer to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, when both the administration and Republican state attorneys separately asked the justices to hand down a verdict early next year. Both sides in the legal battle cut short their time for filing their appeal petitions in the high court, and both said they were anxious for a final ruling. [Read More]
Hospitals Push to Raise Patient Experience Scores
Quality leaders are contributing to cultural changes in an effort to boost Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and System (HCAHPS) scores. There's a lot of money at stake. [Read More]
Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment: The Collaborative Care Disconnect
While healthcare leaders see collaborative care as an inevitable part of the healthcare landscape, their physicians are not necessarily on board, with relations only predicted to grow shakier under the new models, according to this free report based on our physician alignment survey. [Read More]
Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes
HealthLeaders Media
Join us Oct. 26 with host Denver Health and invited guest Virtua as senior leaders share how to make continuous quality improvement with a focus on bottom-line value part of your institutional culture and process.
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This Week's Headlines
Hospitals push age hike for Medicare
Boston Globe, September 30, 2011
Mayo Clinic plans med school in Scottsdale
Tucson Citizen, September 30, 2011
NH officials cite hospital executive salaries in call for suit's dismissal
Seacoastonline.com, September 30, 2011
Parkland Signs Improvement Agreement, Remains Open
HealthLeaders Media, September 29, 2011
HHS Introduces Coordinated Care Pilot for PCPs
HealthLeaders Media, September 29, 2011
Fewer Uninsured Means Better Care for Everyone
HealthLeaders Media, September 29, 2011
Health Insurance Premiums Top $15K for Family of 4
HealthLeaders Media, September 28, 2011
Council Connection: Physicians as Co-managers
HealthLeaders Media, September 28, 2011
Debt panel eyes dual Medicare/Medicaid patients
HealthLeaders Media, September 28, 2011
Cleveland's MetroHealth to lay off 450, slash $30M from budget
The Plain Dealer, September 28, 2011
 
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