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  March 21, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Cuts to Community Health Centers Hit Rural Americans Hardest

John Commins

The federal government's decision to withhold about $600 million in funding for primary care community health centers will have a disproportionately hard effect on rural Americans. It seems remarkably short-sighted. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Self-Scheduling a Win for Nurses, Hospitals

A Georgia hospital finds a cost-effective staffing solution in a self-scheduling system for nurses. Its key selling points are autonomy for nurses and an end to incentive pay and agency hires for the hospital. >>>

Are EMRs Killing the Clinical Narrative?

Do electronic medical records miss vital information captured by paper-based systems? The traditional clinical narrative contains nuances that don't translate well to the typical modern EMR. New technologies offer a better way. >>>

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. >>>

Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

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

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. >>>



Impact Analysis Report

Value-Based Purchasing: Facing the HCAHPS Hurdle

New research finds that 25% of organizations have not yet begun preparing for VBP. Get additional data in this final report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, with analysis and insight from leaders at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Hackensack University Medical Center, Piedmont Healthcare, Griffin Hospital, and Sharp Healthcare. >>>



News Headlines

Strategic Physician Recruiting Calls for Forecasting, Profiling

HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2012

Hospital mergers draw antitrust scrutiny, FTC warns of high costs

The Huffington Post, March 20, 2012

Federal Infection Disclosure Mandates Urged

HealthLeaders Media, March 20, 2012

Low vaccination rates trigger fears

The Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2012

'Uninsurables' face extra hurdle for preexisting ailments (IA)

The Washington Post, March 20, 2012

ID prison's healthcare called 'inhumane'

The Spokesman-Review, March 20, 2012

Final Rule Released for Medicaid Expansion

HealthLeaders Media, March 19, 2012

Rural hospital accesses big-city treatment with technology

Denver Post, March 19, 2012

Small-hospital CEOs earn $230K-$330K—with a $550K exception (ME)

Bangor Daily News, March 19, 2012

Final Rule Released for Medicaid Expansion

HealthLeaders Media, March 19, 2012

CMS Delays HIPAA 5010 Enforcement, Again

HealthLeaders Media Staff, March 16, 2012



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Date: March 22, 2012
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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

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

 

Strategic Physician Recruiting

 

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