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Give CMOs the Tools for Success

Philip Betbeze

An experienced CMO opens up about the challenges of navigating the narrow channel between the clinical and the financial. One thing is for certain: success is impossible without the backing of a strong CEO. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CMS Releases 2013 IPPS Final Rule

With the release of the fiscal year 2013 Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has added two conditions to the list of hospital-acquired conditions and finalized operational details for the hospital value-based purchasing program. >>>

MA Insurers, Hospitals Face Surcharges Under Cost-Control Bill

A bill passed by the Massachusetts legislature to contain healthcare costs could leave insurers and large hospitals holding the bag for $225 million in surcharges over four years to fund a prevention and wellness trust and infrastructure improvements to community hospitals. >>>

Healthcare's Big Data Problem

While there is an abundance of data in healthcare, it's often unstructured and trapped in silos. One approach for health system leaders is to craft an information management master plan. >>>

Not-for-Profit Healthcare Outlook Remains Negative

Debt downgrades in the not-for-profit healthcare sector are expected to continue, according to Moody's Investors Services. The firm has had a negative outlook on the sector since November 2008, when the financial crisis began. >>>

Hospital Executives' Confidence In Caring for Uninsured Varies

Confidence at the leadership level in the current quality of care for the uninsured varies. HealthLeaders Media Council members comment on how their organizations rate, as well as challenges they anticipate when budgeting to care for the uninsured. >>>

How Hospital Forecasting Just Got Tougher

With the uncertainty over which states will opt out of Medicaid, financial leaders in healthcare settings need a handle on their local and national political scenes and must predict the impact on reimbursements and patient volumes. In other words, they need to know everything. >>>

 

Rounds Event

A Comprehensive Women's Health Service Line—Lessons from North Shore-LIJ

Date: August 9, 2012, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET

In three hours, learn direct from the founders of the Katz Institute for Women's Health about how to position your women's health programs to meet evolving physician and patient demands. Move beyond OB/GYN and learn to plan, build and operate a women's health center of excellence. >>>



News Headlines

FL ready to revamp medicaid payments to hospitals

The News Service of Florida, August 3, 2012

NY hospital, low on cash, says it may need state bailout

The New York Times, August 3, 2012

IL hospitals fighting new rule on Medicaid patient care

Journal Star, August 3, 2012

First-year audit finds fault in for-profit hospital's finances

The Record, August 2, 2012

Blue Cross responds to Steward's attacks

Providence Business News, August 2, 2012

Caustic crusader at center of FDA scandal

The New York Times, August 1, 2012

Accretive agrees to $2.5M fine; company to withdraw from MN

Minnesota Public Radio, July 31, 2012

Doctor shortage likely to worsen with health law

The New York Times, July 30, 2012

UM med school's big ambitions led to big layoffs

Miami Herald, July 30, 2012



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Physician-Hospital Alignment After the ACA Decision

Date: August 7, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

New models of hospital/physician integration are proliferating in a dynamic healthcare market. Discover which model best suits your institution—now and into the future. Industry experts provide proven tactics in a customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>



From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Refocus: Building the Best Physician Team

As hospitals move from a fee-for-service to value-based world, leaders are exploring how to create a physician team of generalists, specialists, and subspecialists to best meet the new needs of care.  >>>

 

Financial Benefits of Telehealth

 

The New ICD-10 Deadline



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