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Medicare Cuts Will Slash Healthcare Jobs, AHA Says

John Commins

In a tactical shift to protect hospital funding from budget cuts, senior leaders at the American Hospital Association and the American Nurses Association are cautioning the Super Committee that any significant cuts to Medicare or Medicaid "could create devastating job losses in our communities." >>>

 

Editor's Picks

ACOs Seen As Tough Sell, Despite Concessions

The opportunity for ROI may not be enough to convince healthcare providers to adopt Medicare accountable care organizations under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services final rules, say some industry observers. >>>

ACO Final Rules Ease Requirements, Reduce Risk

Federal health agencies have released their long-awaited set of final rules governing accountable care organizations. Major concessions to the original plan include a reduction in quality measures, and a significant change to meaningful use requirements for electronic health record use. >>>

HHS Floats $5B Package to Cut 'Burdensome' Hospital Regs

A package of reforms aimed at hospitals and announced by the Department of Health and Human Services will do away with "overly burdensome regulations," says Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. >>>



Executives on the Move

BRENTWOOD, TN: LifePoint names Murphy chief development officer

MarketWatch, October 24, 2011

PALM BEACH, FL: Bethesda Memorial CEO Robert Hill to retire

Palm Beach Post, October 24, 2011

ROSEVILLE, CA: Jobe named general counsel for Adventist Health

Adventist Health, October 24, 2011

NUTLEY, NJ: Gonzalez named acting CEO of The University Hospital

Nutley Sun, October 24, 2011

TRENTON, MO: Jordan named CEO of Wright Memorial

St. Luke's Health System, October 24, 2011

DENNISON, OH: Trinity Hospital Twin City names president

Times Reporter, October 24, 2011



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Engaging the Patient

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