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Winners and Losers in the Great IPAB Debate

Margaret Dick Tocknell

The Republican-led House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board, part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The winners and losers from the debate might surprise you. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

'Striking' Data Links Periodontal Care to Lower Diabetes Costs

A study examining the medical records of 1.6 million people shows that medical costs can be drastically reduced in diabetic patients who receive periodontal surgery. >>>

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. >>>

Healthcare Executives Brighten on Reform

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. >>>

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. >>>



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

Loss of insurance mandate wouldn't kill health law

Miami Herald, March 28, 2012

Humana consents to Arcadian divestitures in DOJ pact

Fox News / Dow Jones Newswires, March 28, 2012

LA insurer to levy 12 percent rate increase

The Advocate, March 28, 2012

Individual Mandate Under Fire

HealthLeaders Media Staff, March 27, 2012

Opinion: Supreme Court debates the anti-injunction act

Health Affairs Blog, March 27, 2012

The Trouble with Medicaid RACs

HealthLeaders Media, March 27, 2012

How an insurance magnate pumped up a once-ailing hospital

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 27, 2012

Opinion: No Rx for Medicare

Los Angeles Times, March 26, 2012

CA seeks limits on small-business self-insurance trend

Los Angeles Times, March 26, 2012

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

The New York Times, March 26, 2012



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Rounds: Creating a High-Performance Emergency Department

Date: March 29, 2012
LAST CHANCE:
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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 Calls for Forecasting, Profiling

 

Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together



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