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Medicaid Ruling Creates Major Budgeting Problem

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

The Supreme Court's decision to strike down expanded Medicaid coverage puts healthcare CFOs in a budget planning pickle. Medicaid is now "a big question mark." Financial leaders don't know how many uninsured people will join plans or how charity care and bad debt will be influenced. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospital Leaders Ponder Impact of Political Uncertainty

Even though the U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there remains uncertainty around healthcare reform. Yet leaders are forging ahead with the things they can count on: changing reimbursements and a need to lower costs. >>>

Slideshow: Coordination a Hurdle to Building ACOs

Despite healthcare IT and collaborative relationships emerging in the healthcare industry as core strategies for reducing costs and improving quality of care, according to the latest HealthLeaders Intelligence Report, organizations are hesitant to move forward. >>>

Healthcare Stakeholders May Balk at Full Repeal

Hospitals, health plans, and physician groups have invested too many resources in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to rally around a full repeal. Instead, they are likely to focus on tweaking aspects of the law, such as repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board. >>>

CEOs: Now It's Time to Address Affordability

Last Thursday was both a huge day for healthcare and a bit of a letdown. If you thought the legislative work surrounding healthcare reform is over, you're in for a rude awakening, because the law leaves one thing little changed—the payment model. >>>

Seeking ROI Via Population Health Management

Population health management is at the core of healthcare reform; it offers hospitals and health systems a pathway to long-term patient care cost reductions. Access to a willing participatory patient population, however, is not enough. A successful PHM program needs collaboration, communication, and data. >>>



NEW Breakthroughs Report

Strategic Solutions for the Readmissions Challenge

Successfully preventing readmissions requires many players to fill the gaps in the care continuum. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, we examine how four leading health systems—Griffin Hospital, Parkview Health, Sarasota Memorial HealthCare System, and UPMC Hamot—are moving the needle. >>>



News Headlines

Healthcare leaders: Ruling no cure for spiraling costs

Seattle Times, July 2, 2012

Epic draws mixed reviews from industry

Wisconsin State Journal, July 2, 2012

St. Mary's Hospital one step closer in sale to Ascension (NJ)

The Record, July 2, 2012

States May Opt Out of Medicaid Expansion, Court Rules

HealthLeaders Media, June 29, 2012

Opinion: A moderate ruling with risks ahead

The New York Times, June 29, 2012

Don't call it a mandate—it's a tax

SCOTUSBlog, June 29, 2012

A sick rally, so to speak, for hospital stocks

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, June 29, 2012

MedPAC's Claims on Rural Healthcare Access Ripped

HealthLeaders Media, June 27, 2012

Healthcare Shows High Job Growth, Low Productivity

HealthLeaders Media, June 25, 2012



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Breakthroughs Report: The Promise of Healthcare Analytics

Healthcare is rich in data. The challenge for healthcare organizations is to make sense of the morass of clinical, financial, and operational information generated. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, four leading healthcare organizations—Brigham and Women's Hospital, St. Luke's University Health Network, Charleston Area Medical Center, and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina—share insights and lessons learned. >>>


Rounds: Excellence in Cardiac Care—Elements of Success from The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Date: July 18, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
How do you balance the latest in advanced cardiovascular treatment with market growth? Join HealthLeaders Media and the cardiovascular team at The Mount Sinai Medical Center to learn how Sinai has reinvented one of the top cardiovascular enterprises in the country. >>>



From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Shaping Sustainable Cost Control

Successfully shifting from tactical to strategic expense reduction has become a healthcare industry imperative. >>>

 

Reform in the Trenches

 

Creeping Toward Care Coordination



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