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Disruptive Healthcare Innovations Trump SCOTUS Worries

Philip Betbeze

Hospital leaders' concerns about the Supreme Court's upcoming decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are no match for their worries about truly disruptive innovations such as the direct primary care model. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospitals Find Solutions for the No-Pay Self-Pay Patient

Efforts to help uninsured patients achieve healthcare coverage can be uneven, leaving medical providers and patients clamoring for solutions to a complex bureaucracy that stymies their abilities to access reimbursement. >>>

Are You Ready for an ACO?

Whether your organization is ready to adopt the accountable care organization model or still trying to figure out the options, here are some of the key questions leadership teams must consider carefully. >>>

Leapfrog Issues Hospital Safety Report Cards

To identify which hospitals are the most and least likely to cause avoidable patient harm, The Leapfrog Group is generating report cards with letter grades—"one score that any consumer can understand before they walk into the door of a hospital."  But the American Hospital Association calls many of the measures used by Leapfrog to evaluate safety "flawed." >>>

ACA Funding Threatened by House Committee Vote

A vote by the Republican-dominated House Ways & Means Committee has set the stage for the full House to consider repealing the excise tax on medical devices and the use of health savings accounts to purchase over-the-counter remedies such as cough syrup and pain killers. >>>

Hospitals Give Leapfrog Safety Scores a Failing Grade

Healthcare organizations are blasting the measures the Leapfrog Group picked and the methods it used to determine whether any hospital is more likely to harm patients than another. >>>

4 Keys to a Better Emergency Department

Moving toward emergency department improvements is a bumpy journey strewn with a dizzying array of models designed to improve throughput. Health systems are finding direct gains not by singular changes, but through collective actions, hospital leaders say. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Prevent 30-Day Readmissions

Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Join us for readmissions approaches that work. You’ll leave this interactive webcast with strategies to standardize care protocols for cardiac and pneumonia patients, improve federal funding for these initiatives, and assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients. Featuring speakers from Mount Sinai Medical Center and Intermountain Healthcare. >>>



News Headlines

NY hospitals look to combine, forming a giant

The New York Times, June 8, 2012

Nonprofit hospital CEO earned $616K in 2010

The New Mexican, June 8, 2012

MA House passes healthcare cost-control bill

The Boston Globe, June 7, 2012

Prime Healthcare, facing allegations in CA, stakes a claim in TX

The Monitor / Texas Tribune, June 7, 2012

Wellmark inks ACO deal with Genesis Health System

Des Moines Register, June 7, 2012

Rural Kansas Hospital Recruits Physicians with a Mission

HealthLeaders Media, June 6, 2012

Place your bets: Industry experts guess health reform's fate

The Salt Lake Tribune, June 6, 2012

University hospitals: Cost-efficient leaders in care and research

The Atlantic, June 6, 2012

Universal Health Services to buy Ascend Health for $500M

The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 5, 2012

IN considering statewide trauma network

Evansville Courier & Press, June 4, 2012



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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

 

Emphasis on Support in Decision Support



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