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  March 19, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Sustainable Cost Reductions Born from a Question

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

How can finance leaders get physicians on board with cost-cutting measures? For starters, listen to the questions and answers that physician group practice leaders have about healthcare value. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Pace of Hospital M&As Likely to Accelerate

Changes in healthcare reform would only slow, not stop, hospital mergers and acquisitions. Fundamental forces and new players are changing the structure of the hospital industry. >>>

MEDPAC: Hospitals Should Get 1% Payment Update in 2013

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's hefty report to Congress recommends payment policies on hospital inpatient and outpatient services, ambulatory surgical care, and many other healthcare services. >>>

State Health Benefit Mandates Come with New Costs

Insurance coverage requirements enacted by state legislatures across the country have always been a sore point among insurers in the individual and small group market. Under healthcare reform, they may come bearing new costs. >>>

Insurer, OCR Reach $1.5M Settlement for HIPAA Breach

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and the Office for Civil Rights have reached a landmark $1.5 million settlement for the insurer's 2009 HIPAA breach that affected more than 1 million individuals. >>>



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 heads, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now. >>>



Finance Headlines

Getting doctors to think about costs

The New York Times, March 19, 2012

Under pressure, NY to soften tough Medicaid audits

The New York Times, March 19, 2012

Big raises for execs at Indianapolis hospital groups

IndyStar.com, March 19, 2012

Home healthcare profits up

USA Today, March 16, 2012

MA weighs goals for cutting healthcare costs

WBUR, March 16, 2012

CMS Delays HIPAA 5010 Enforcement, Again

HealthLeaders Media Staff, March 16, 2012

Health care costs to surpass total income?

CNN, March 15, 2012

CBO: Obama's health law to cost less, cover fewer people

The Hill, March 14, 2012

Higher spending pays off in Canadian hospitals, not US

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, March 14, 2012

ACO approach flips medical economics

The New York Times, March 13, 2012



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Date: March 22, 2012
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Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>

 

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