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Shopping Tips to Save Hospitals Money

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

Cyber Monday offer healthcare CFOs important reminders about their own operations: analyze money-saving opportunities, comparison-shop, negotiate a win-win, and get the price right. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Two Dartmouth Studies Report Unnecessary Testing

Two reports newly issued by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice raise new questions about whether physicians order too many medical tests, and whether some tests might be motivated by economic reasons. >>>

HHS Issues 2014 Rules for Health Plans, Exchanges

Regulation of the health insurance industry for 2014 became clearer yesterday, as the Obama Administration issued a raft of proposed rules that would bar discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions, incentivize wellness with rate reductions, and set standards for state insurance exchanges. >>>

Advocate Health Care's Technology Plans for the Long Run

How are healthcare CIOs preparing for the possibility of the federal government going over the fiscal cliff? Advocate Health Care's technology plans are predicated on reductions in overall healthcare spending, regardless of specific regulatory deadlines. >>>

Why Can't Healthcare Solve Its Own Problems?

Four senior health leaders at hospitals and health systems around the country discuss reasons why the healthcare industry is having trouble finding solutions to a variety of problems. Says one, "we have met the enemy, and he is us." >>>

Building Participation and ROI in an Employee Wellness Program

How Swedish Medical Center achieved nearly full participation in its employee wellness program in just 8 months, and lowered healthcare costs by almost a third. >>>

Standalone Cancer Centers Challenged by Shifting Healthcare Landscape

Standalone cancer centers may be particularly vulnerable to shifting market pressures and healthcare reforms. To survive, they must demonstrate value, align themselves with the right partners, and confront consolidation, a new report says. >>>



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Decoding Payer Contracting in a New Era of Population Health

Date: December 5, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

For providers, population health management is the next step in healthcare reform, but to make that move providers must place greater emphasis on commercial payer contracts. Innovative healthcare organizations such as Iowa Health System and Bellin Health System are already getting these programs off the ground. Join these leading organizations as they share best practices and lessons learned when establishing population health programs and commercial payer contracts.

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News Headlines

Is Obamacare on table for 'fiscal cliff' talks?

The Christian Science Monitor, November 26, 2012

Opinion: The Democrats' fallback plan for when Obamacare inevitably fails

Forbes, November 26, 2012

CMS awards $15B data management contract

Federal Times, November 26, 2012

MN facing bigger bill for state's health insurance exchange

Minnesota Public Radio / Kaiser Health News, November 26, 2012

Dealing with doctors who take only cash

The New York Times, November 26, 2012

Ads proliferate across St. Louis as hospitals push services

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 21, 2012

Children's Hospital tries 'crowdfunding'

The Sacramento Bee, November 21, 2012

Former CMS chiefs: Medicare SGR problem can be fixed

The Washington Post, November 20, 2012

Hospital Medicare cash lures docs as costs increase

Bloomberg, November 20, 2012

'Bed tax' a windfall for some, a big loser for others

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 20, 2012



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Webcast: Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Coordinate protocols and standardize approaches to better manage cost and reform transitions in the cardiology service line, without cutting into the service or quality of care. Join Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Wellmont Health System as they share tactical approaches for maneuvering through healthcare reform transitions in the cardiology service line.

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Volume, Value, and Compensation Metrics

Although executive compensation is largely linked to financial metrics, there is a shift in healthcare as leaders are increasingly being measured on factors of quality outcomes and patient satisfaction. >>>

 

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