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How Many Hospital Beds is Enough?

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

Hospitals that cut readmission rates and shorten length of stay are finding they need fewer beds. Just how many fewer is tough to determine. But finance leaders are key to finding the balance between eliminating waste and preserving revenue. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Healthcare Job Growth Accelerating

Job growth in the healthcare sector has been strong in the first two months of 2012, accounting for one in five new jobs in the overall economy, and surpassing the robust pace of job growth throughout most of 2011, federal data shows. >>>

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. >>>

Physician Payment Reform Gets Serious

The newly formed National Commission on Physician Payment Reform boasts a former Senate leader and physician as honorary chairman and will study various physician reimbursement options. But don't hold your breath for an SGR fix. >>>

Insurers Reveal 2012 Roadmaps

In their fourth-quarter earnings calls, Aetna, Humana, Wellpoint and other major healthcare plans provide insight into what they intend to accomplish in 2012. >>>



Impact Analysis Report

 

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. >>>



Finance Headlines

TennCare hospital reimbursements vary widely

The Tennessean, March 12, 2012

Judge will rule on who should buy Christ Hospital

Hudson Reporter, March 12, 2012

Preventive-care rules snare insured patients

Billings Gazette, March 12, 2012

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

Los Angeles Times, March 9, 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

Opinion: We thought they were worried about costs

The New York Times, March 9, 2012

Doctors' pay rises with new patients

The Boston Globe, March 7, 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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