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  March 23, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Healthcare Executives Brighten on Reform

Philip Betbeze

Where reform really matters, where it's operational, leaders at hospitals and health systems are getting on with the work to transform healthcare's business model. >>>

 

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. >>>

ACA Turns Two; Has it Improved Quality of Care?

The Affordable Care Act is saving billions of dollars in drug costs and the elimination of red tape, but measuring the law's impact on readmissions, saving lives, and preventing harm is a tricky business. >>>

Sustainable Cost Reductions Born from a Question

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. >>>

Greater Claims Data Scrutiny Could Save Hospitals $800M

A web-based analytics tool is being used by some California hospitals and one major payer to reduce claims denials, cut the claims cycle, and increase the electronic transmission of data. Why aren't more payers offering tools like this? >>>



LIVE Webcast

Marketing to Overcome Physician Recruitment Hurdles

Date: March 30, 2012
LAST CHANCE:  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 allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers. >>>



News Headlines

Despite House Vote, IPAB Lives

HealthLeaders Media, March 23, 2012

Healthcare economies of scale

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, March 23, 2012

Reform Poses Challenges for Academic Medical Centers

HealthLeaders Media, March 22, 2012

IPAB Repeal Bill, with Malpractice Rider, Heads to Full House

HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2012

Anesthesiologists drive up cost of GI procedures

The Baltimore Sun, March 21, 2012

IL outpatient facility, nurses fined over improper X-ray machine use

Chicago Tribune, March 21, 2012

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center kept secret cash stash for bribes, judge says

New York Daily News, March 21, 2012

Hospital mergers draw antitrust scrutiny, FTC warns of high costs

The Huffington Post, March 20, 2012

Cutting costs with better care for advanced illness

The Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2012

UnitedHealth wins $21B U.S. military contract

Bloomberg, March 20, 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

 

Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together



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