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  May 14, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

3 Strategic Alerts for Financial Leaders

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

Three recent reports on the fee-for-value shift, relaxation of Medicare rules, and payment trends could influence your organization's long-term strategy and finances. Here's what you can do about it. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

HHS Exchange Funding Tops $1B

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced the award of $181 million in new grants to help states establish health insurance exchanges. HHS also issued two guidance documents to help states build exchanges. >>>

Healthcare Costs Top $20K Per Family

The national annual cost of medical care for a typical family of four with PPO coverage has edged up over $20,000 for the first time, according to the actuarial and consulting firm, Milliman.   >>>

Aetna Building National ACO Network

The health insurer is investing $1 billion to create a national network of accountable care organizations over the next five years. It already has 10 agreements in place and expects to have a total of 20 under contract by year end. >>>

Best Healthcare Leaders Know When to Exit

After 40 years—20 as CEO—Denver Health's Patricia Gabow knows she could stay on pretty much as long as she wants. But the longtime leader of the consistently profitable safety net hospital says one of the keys of good leadership is "to know when to leave." >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Tactics for Valuing Medical Practices—Buying, Selling and Mergers

Date: May 31, 2012
About: From administrative issues to physician compensation, timing, and cultural fit, hospital and physician leaders must respond to the key motivations and market realities that come with buying or selling a physician practice. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast. >>>



News Headlines

Healthcare industry's perfect storm

Daily Chronicle, May 21, 2012

MA hospitals mobilize on health cost bill

The Boston Globe, May 21, 2012

Healthcare's top executive salaries increase with complexity of system

Coloradoan.com, May 21, 2012

Banner Health, Aetna reach for ACO gold

InformationWeek, May 18, 2012

Philadelphia-area hospitals report higher profit margins

The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 17, 2012

NY hospital execs oppose state's merger and shutdown advice

New York Daily News, May 17, 2012

Aetna Building National ACO Network

HealthLeaders Media, May 16, 2012

Study says hospitals discharging patients early to increase profits

WSFA / WAFF, May 16, 2012

Opinion: Health insurance expansion looming, primary care turf battle heats up

The Washington Post, May 15, 2012



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Multimedia/Events

Rounds: Building ACO Foundations—Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model

Date: May 30, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Kaiser Permanente for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event on how to use the foundations of team medicine, population health management, and actionable data to create your own vision of integration. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the exclusive companion event. >>>



From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

ACO Blueprints: Options in Accountability

As the healthcare industry moves away from a transaction-based system, leading organizations are exploring accountable care models of various types. >>>

 

Aetna Building National ACO Network

 

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