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Despite Merger Activity, Negative Credit Conditions Persist

Philip Betbeze

Healthcare consolidation, long predicted, is finally exploding. But the industry still faces stiff headwinds in creditworthiness. Why? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Why Did NYU Langone’s Emergency Generators Fail?

NYU Langone Medical Center says it was in full compliance with all federal and state regulations as it prepared for Hurricane Sandy, but "many, many things happened that were really beyond anyone's control..." >>>

Q&A: NJ Health System CEO's Post-Sandy Appraisal

Hackensack University Health Network President and CEO Robert C. Garrett assesses his system's response to the massive storm. His team lost power, but accepted patients evacuated from another facility. >>>

AHA Sues CMS Over Medicare Reimbursements

The American Hospital Association and four health systems claim that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has violated federal law by declining to reimburse the audited claims of hospitals, even though the claims were ultimately acknowledged by CMS to be reasonable and medically necessary. >>>

Clinical Documentation for Higher Reimbursements

Hospitals and health systems must accurately define how sick their populations are—not only to take good care of patients, but also to be reimbursed correctly. Borgess Health uncovered more than $6 million in reimbursement by getting physicians to improve their documentation. >>>

Top 10 Takeaways From Silicon Valley Healthcare CEOs

A meeting of the minds in California between Silicon Valley healthcare entrepreneurs and hospital executives at the HealthTech Conference 2012 highlighted the promises, pitfalls, and inflection point technology in healthcare has reached. >>>

Betting on Value-Based Care

Value-based care is no longer an option. Healthcare leaders must jump in, and some are taking substantial risks as they develop new businesses to gain tighter control of the care continuum. >>>

Prompt Pay Law Set to Shift in GA

A new Georgia law that will extend prompt pay regulations from traditional insurers to include third party administrators is pitting payers against providers. >>>



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News Headlines

At Bellevue, a desperate fight to ensure patients' safety

The New York Times, November 2, 2012

Decisions not to evacuate hospitals raise questions

ProPublica, November 2, 2012

How the health law might be changed by the next president

Kaiser Health News, November 2, 2012

West Penn Allegheny's interim CEO says he may step down

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 2, 2012

Simple economics behind merger push for Henry Ford, Beaumont

Detroit Free Press, November 2, 2012

ER takes patients, without the hospital

Sun Sentinel, November 2, 2012

What do top hospitals have in common? Not as much as you think

The Washington Post, November 2, 2012

Hospital evacuation in NY exposes outdated power backup

Bloomberg Businessweek, November 1, 2012

HIE is critical public utility in Sandy disaster

Government Health IT, November 1, 2012

Payment reform has best chance to improve quality, cut costs

Bloomberg, November 1, 2012



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Placing Your Bets

Value-based care is here and standing pat is not a viable option. Yet healthcare leaders face substantial risks for generations to come as they develop new businesses and clinical relationships to gain tighter control of the care continuum. >>>

 

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Taking Charge of the Physician Shortage



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