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Reform Now Past the Point of No Return

Philip Betbeze

Despite widespread opposition to some of the provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the majority of respondents to a HealthLeaders Media survey concede that it will improve healthcare quality. Why? Because revenue and survival are at stake. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Population Health Pays Off

Treating groups rather than individuals requires patience and significant investment. But the payoff makes the effort worthwhile, hospital leaders are finding. >>>

4 Simmering Crises Congress Must Face in 2012

Congressional leaders will face a heap of healthcare concerns when they return to Washington. Four matters demand their immediate attention, including rancor over the continually delayed "doc fix," and anger over changes to the medical loss ratio. >>>

Opinion: Hospital CEO paid $60,000 bribe to senator to keep hospital open

Here's what this caper is about: Aquino, who was the Chief Executive Officer of Parkway Hospital in Queens, New York, learned that the State of New York was slating his hospital for closure in 2008. Apparently, Aquino wanted to keep his job—oh, and, sure, also keep the hospital open so that it could pay him. What was Aquino's alleged solution to the thorny issue of his institution's closing? According to prosecutors and plea agreements, Aquino caused Parkway Hospital to make $60,000 in payments to Adex Management Inc. ("Adex"). >>>

Top 12 Healthcare Quality Concerns in 2012

It's tough to pin down only a dozen worrisome quality matters, but drug shortages, transparent quality rankings, and 30-day readmissions rules weigh heavily on the minds of providers. >>>

ACOs: Tailoring Your Own Solution

This second report in a series of four provides information and insight on ACOs from leaders at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Novant Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and Sanford Health. The report reveals that leaders are developing their own ACO solutions, rather than relying on governmental ACO structures. >>>



News Headlines

Rural Physician Recruitment with a Twist

HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2012

ACP Issues Revised Ethics Manual

HealthLeaders Media, January 5, 2012

LSU hospitals hit with a $29M budget cut

The Republic / Associated Press, January 5, 2012

KY Gov. Beshear plans merger talks with hospital officials

The Courier-Journal, January 5, 2012

Moses Taylor sale finalized, CMC still waiting on approval for Geisinger deal

Scranton Times Tribune, January 5, 2012

Lawsuit accuses company of fraudulently cycling patients through hospice care

Kaiser Health News, January 5, 2012

How CIOs Cope When the Going Gets Tough

HealthLeaders Media, January 3, 2012

Study: Drug research routinely suppressed

Journal Sentinel, January 4, 2012

TN firm acquires 2 northeast PA hospitals

Beaver County Times / Associated Press, January 4, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>

 

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