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Healthcare Reform Mythbusting

Philip Betbeze

The idea that physician employment and a shift toward an ACO model are essential to long-term survival cannot sway an Ohio hospital CEO with 25 years in the business. >>>


Editor's Picks

Capital Spending Strategies in an Economic Recovery

Four hospital leaders discuss what short-term and long-term effects the sluggish economy has on fulfilling their strategic goals, and what factors are influencing where they will focus their capital spending in the coming year. >>>

Forget MSSP, You've Already Started a Commercial ACO

Many healthcare leaders already have the foundation in place for a commercial accountable care organization, which could prove more lucrative than the Medicare Shared Savings Program—the so-called Medicare ACO. They just don't realize it. >>>

Belt Tightening Gets Tougher for Hospitals

Ongoing reductions in federal funding for healthcare in the fiscal 2013 budget and beyond could make it disproportionately more difficult and more expensive for hospitals that rely on Medicare to borrow money, Moody's Investors Service says. >>>

Providers Lag Behind Payers, Pharma on Data Exchange

Only one-quarter of providers responding to a survey believe they are effectively integrating and aggregating clinical data, measuring it, and delivering actionable information to the point of care, a PwC US Health Research Institute report says. >>>


The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy

This comprehensive book dissects the integral components of ACOs from the view of physicians, providers, and payers and analyzes CMS's final regulations. Get the book that provides specifics on incorporating accountable care structure and strategy into your organization and enter the ACO era prepared and positioned to succeed. >>>

News Headlines

Hospital did business with firms tied to its CEO, board members

Los Angeles Times, March 9, 2012

Opinion: Is paralysis by analysis setting in at Parkland?

Dallas Business Journal, March 8, 2012

Hospital mergers may enhance debt ratings, Moody's says

Bloomberg, March 9, 2012

Hospital spending hints Q4 GDP may be higher

Reuters, March 9, 2012

Hospital CEO compensation in Albany

The Business Review, March 9, 2012

Venture capitalists change their healthcare investments

North Country Public Radio / NPR, March 9, 2012

Physician Payment Reform Gets Serious

HealthLeaders Media, March 8, 2012

4 Social Media Strategies to Build Patient Loyalty

HealthLeaders Media, March 8, 2012

Resolving the Disrespect Disconnect

HealthLeaders Media, March 8, 2012

Worldwide price survey puts U.S. medical, hospital costs at top

Los Angeles Times, March 8, 2012

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Webcast: Commercial ACOs—Strategies from Early Adopters

Date: March 22, 2012
About:  Join HealthLeaders Media for 90 minutes of commercial ACO strategy and solutions, direct from top executives representing both providers and payers. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to help guide the discussion. >>>

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Putting Data in Nurses' Hands

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