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  February 27, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

ACOs, Population Health Management Share a Common Thread

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

How can the healthcare industry, so laden with self-interest, become selfless enough to successfully operate accountable care organizations? The answer may lie in the collaboration that's required for population health management. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Beacon Grants Boost HIT, Patient-Centered Care

Millions of dollars in federal grants are flowing to so-called Beacon Communities, intended to serve as pilots and role models for how health information technology can be used to improve healthcare quality and care coordination. >>>

Medicare Advantage Plans' Fraud Oversight Weak, Says OIG

A system-wide audit finds wide disparities in vigilance and reporting among privately run Medicare Advantage plans, and a report by the Office of Inspector General says the organizations "lack a common understanding of key fraud and abuse program terms." >>>

US Healthcare Costs Grew 5.28% in 2011

Healthcare costs easily outpaced the 3% growth in overall inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index for 2011, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. One healthcare economist says costs are "trending back toward acceleration after a lull." >>>

Half Blame Feds for Healthcare Industry Mess

As finance leaders prepare for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement cuts, almost half believe the healthcare industry as a whole is on the wrong track, a HealthLeaders Media survey shows. >>>



Book

Oncology—Strategies for Superior Service Line Performance

The evolution of the oncology payment model and pressure to provide more patient-centered care are leading healthcare organizations to transform the oncology care model. Gain realistic strategies and business guidance from oncology leaders to develop the structures and processes for oncology service line success in the future.   >>>



Finance Headlines

St. Joseph considers merger with non-Catholic hospital system

The Baltimore Sun, February 27, 2012

Lawmakers probe Prime Healthcare Services' billing practices

Los Angeles Times, February 27, 2012

Healthcare: Five patients, five ways to be billed

Los Angeles Times, February 27, 2012

Most NV hospitals losing money

Coshocton Tribune, February 27, 2012

How the experts would fix healthcare

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, February 24, 2012

Per-person cost of federal high-risk medical plan doubles

The Washington Post, February 24, 2012

Mayo to spend $3.5B on projects

Star Tribune, February 24, 2012

Despite losses, Aurora to keep Milwaukee's Sinai Medical Center open

Journal-Sentinel, February 24, 2012

Steward seeks RI law change, plans layoffs for Landmark

The Valley Breeze, February 24, 2012

Catholic hospitals expand, religious strings attached

The New York Times, February 21, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Putting Data in Nurses' Hands

Nursing informatics is an emerging field, and organizations that have been aggressive about getting data into nurses' hands (and smartphones) have reaped the rewards. >>>

 

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