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ACO Lessons from Early Adopters Are Invaluable

Philip Betbeze

Not everyone can afford to take on the risk that comes with diving into an accountable care model. That's why it's important to learn from the early adopters: Because if you haven't taken the plunge already, you will soon. >>>


Editor's Picks

As CMS Approves Parkland's CAP, Board Chair Resigns

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved the most recent corrective action plan submitted by Parkland Health and Hospital System. The plan outlines how serious, ongoing deficiencies at the Dallas safety-net hospital will be addressed. >>>

Health Insurance Pricing Transparency Could Save $36B Annually

Billions of dollars could be shaved off the nation's healthcare tab each year if the cost for 300 common procedures covered under employer-based insurance plans were reduced to their median prices, Thomson Reuters Healthcare research shows. >>>

Kaiser Permanente Ordered to Halt Denial of Care

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan is illegally denying some California enrollees physical, speech and occupational therapy services, says a cease and desist order filed by the state. >>>

Joint Commission Issues First Palliative Care Certifications

Five hospitals are the first in the nation to receive the Joint Commission's advanced certification for palliative care. Others will be named in coming months. >>>

Book: The Complete Guide to Strategic Marketing for the Cardiovascular Service Line

Get key marketing concepts, practical tools, and straightforward ideas to augment a cardiovascular service line administrator's ever-expanding skill set, help overall service line performance, and create real value.   >>>

NEW: Industry Survey 2012

Our fourth-annual Industry Survey features a new CEO report, an overall cross-sector report, and individual reports targeting Senior Leaders, Finance, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now. >>>

News Headlines

Obama's hospital funding cuts seen worsening primary care doctor shortage

Bloomberg, March 2, 2012

CMS Proposes 10-Year Review for Provider Overpayments

HealthLeaders Media, March 2, 2012

An open-source robo-surgeon

The Economist, March 2, 2012

ICD-10 Proponents Cry Foul

HealthLeaders Media, March 1, 2012

100 lawsuits at NY's Brookdale University Hospital

New York Daily News, March 1, 2012

Pressure is on Senate after House kills IPAB

The Hill, March 1, 2012

7 Accused of $375M Medicare, Medicaid fraud

NPR / Associated Press, February 29, 2012

Former WY hospital CEO accused of embezzlement

Powell Tribune, February 29, 2012

St. Joseph considers merger with non-Catholic hospital system

The Baltimore Sun, February 27, 2012

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Webcast: Marketing to Overcome Physician Recruitment Hurdles

Date: March 30, 2012
About: Save time and money by targeting, recruiting, and retaining "best-fit" physician candidates using proven marketing tactics. Featuring three marketing and recruiting industry leaders from diverse regions, hospital sizes, and backgrounds, this webcast has a new format that allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to get the answers your organization needs. >>>

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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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