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2 Pitfalls of Physician-Hospital Alignment

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

It's never been more important to create solid pacts that incentivize physician-hospital alignment. But it can be tricky to craft agreements that achieve your strategic and clinical goals, and stay on the right side of the law. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospitals Scrutinize ACOs

While accountable care organizations hold the promise of retooling the industry into a leaner, meaner,  cost-cutting, care-improving machine, there's still plenty of doubt that they are the way to go. >>>

Is Bigger Healthcare Better?

Size and scale matter, but not as much as running a business well. Big systems with lots of capital can make big mistakes. And their strategies to cope with healthcare reform can fail as easily, if not quite as quickly, as those of smaller hospitals.  >>>

PA Medical Center Files for Chapter 11

The fate of Saint Catherine Medical Center, found to be ineligible for participation in the Medicare program because of serious deficiencies that placed patient health and safety in immediate jeopardy, has been placed in the hands of a court-appointed trustee. >>>



News Headlines

Medicare moves to tie doctors' pay to quality and cost of care

The Washington Post, April 16, 2012

SF hospital deal could raise healthcare costs

San Francisco Chronicle, April 16, 2012

Surgery centers say MA state regs give hospitals unfair advantage

Boston Herald, April 16, 2012

Louisville's indigent care funding agreement in danger of unraveling

Courier-Journal, April 16, 2012

States seek curb on patient bills for costly drugs

The New York Times, April 13, 2012

MA health coverage law not a budget buster

WBUR, April 13, 2012

Tenet gets $84M Medicare settlement

Houston Chronicle, April 13, 2012

Don Berwick, Jim Capretta debate shifting healthcare costs

The Boston Globe, April 12, 2012

PA hospitals' competition leads to higher costs

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 12, 2012

Opinion: Healthcare for 1% of the cost

Harvard Business Review, April 11, 2012



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Webcast: Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

Date: April 30, 2012
About: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs. >>>




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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