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Bye-Bye to Annual Budgeting?

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

The annual budget process tends to be cumbersome and costly, yet still miss the mark. Could CFOs possibly go budget-free? Here's how one healthcare system switched to a rolling quarterly forecast. >>>


Editor's Picks

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? >>>

Strategic Physician Recruiting Calls for Forecasting, Profiling

A reactive recruiting cycle can result in ill-fated hiring choices. Creating a comprehensive recruitment strategy can help identify and keep Dr. Right and sidestep Dr. Right Now. >>>

Cuts to Community Health Centers Hit Rural Americans Hardest

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. >>>

Reform Poses Challenges for Academic Medical Centers

Thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, academic medical centers need to rethink their funding, the value of their brands, and their organizational alignments, a PwC study suggests. >>>

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

Implications are far-reaching in states' challenge of federal healthcare law

The New York Times, March 26, 2012

Western PA region spends more on healthcare than comparable regions

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 26, 2012

CA seeks limits on small-business self-insurance trend

Los Angeles Times, March 26, 2012

Despite House Vote, IPAB Lives

HealthLeaders Media, March 23, 2012

Healthcare economies of scale

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, March 23, 2012

Army hospital accused of reversing PTSD diagnoses to cut costs

ABC News, March 23, 2012

Anesthesiologists drive up cost of GI procedures

The Baltimore Sun, 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

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Rounds: Creating a High-Performance Emergency Department

Date: March 29, 2012
Transition your emergency department into a high-performance, patient-centered unit. Join HealthLeaders Media at Cambridge Health Alliance for a three-hour leadership event with strategies to improve ED flow, communications, and outcomes. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content.  >>>

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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