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Las Vegas Hotel Bets on Health, Wellness

Marianne Aiello

Thanks to a joint program of the Cleveland Clinic, Columbia University Medical Center, and the MGM Grand, a trip to Las Vegas is no longer an excuse for excess and debauchery. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CMS Names Medicare Advantage Plan Stars

This year the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awards its top honor of five stars to only 15 of 563 high performing health plans that meet a checklist of quality and accountability standards. >>>

Pharmacy Aligns With Hospitals to Reduce Readmissions

Health systems under pressure to lower readmission rates are getting help from Walgreens, which is using its pharmacists to coordinate patient care during admission and discharge. >>>

Q&A: Mountain States Health CEO on Patient-Centered Care

Dennis Vonderfecht explains his health system's decade-long, award-winning journey toward patient-centered care. Getting there meant shifting away from a staff-centric culture to one that puts patients and their families first. >>>

1 in 3 Medical Directors in Line for Bonus Pay

As hospitals move from fee-for-service toward value-based care, medical director contracts for physicians will be increasingly lucrative, a compensation survey suggests. Sixty percent of hospitals reported spending at least $500,000 in medical director compensation in 2011. >>>

U.S. Trails in Adopting Value-based Healthcare

Of 12 countries evaluated, Sweden is the most advanced at implementing approaches to better controlling healthcare costs by improving outcomes while maintaining or lowering cost, says a study. The high costs and fragmented nature of the U.S. healthcare system are cited as reasons why it lags. >>>



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News Headlines

How compounding pharmacies rallied patients to fight regulation

Reuters, October 17, 2012

Why private Medicare plans don't cost less

The New York Times, October 17, 2012

Health shift will affect 860,000 CA children

CBS / Associated Press, October 17, 2012

Peeling away healthcare's sticker shock

Wired, October 17, 2012

Database features trends in healthcare workforce, education

Sacramento Business Journal, October 17, 2012

Why patients leave hospitals with a bad taste in their mouth

Pacific Standard, October 17, 2012

Privatized Medicare would raise premiums

The Boston Globe / Associated Press, October 16, 2012

Deadly meningitis outbreak tied to more drugs, FDA says

Bloomberg, October 16, 2012

UPMC invests $100M in big data

InformationWeek, October 16, 2012

A campaign to ban formula samples in hospitals

The New York Times, October 16, 2012



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