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Primary Care Gaining in Physician Compensation

Chelsea Rice

A new MGMA physician compensation survey reflects how hospitals are recognizing the importance of primary care services. But all bets are off if the sustainable growth rate formula for compensation is not improved. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

3 Hospitals First to Receive Comprehensive Stroke Designation

Three hospitals are the first in the country to receive The Joint Commission's long-awaited "comprehensive" stroke center designation, a high-performance credential that could result in new paramedic protocols that divert some stroke patients from other hospitals. >>>

PPACA Rules on Wellness Programs Could Push Participation

New proposed rules for wellness programs released last week under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act don't break much new ground, but they will likely provide the framework and clarity to encourage more employers to participate. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

State HIX Early Deadlines Extended

Observers say the revised deadlines for states to declare their intentions and submit plans for health insurance exchanges do not necessarily mean that the January 2014 start will be delayed. But the tight schedule allows little margin for error. >>>



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Decoding Payer Contracting in a New Era of Population Health

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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

Healthcare reform: Clock ticking on states to set up exchanges or bow to feds

United Press International, November 26, 2012

CO health insurance exchange expects nearly 1M customers

Colorado Public News, November 26, 2012

Pilot program to keep patients from returning to hospital

Quincy Herald-Whig, November 26, 2012

Healthcare for poor strains clinic, community

The Daytona Beach News-Journal, November 26, 2012

Administration affirms key mandates of healthcare law

Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2012

Need healthcare? Start a clinic

Bloomberg Businessweek, November 21, 2012

Orlando Health Co. cutting up to 400 jobs because of Obamacare

NewsMax.com, November 21, 2012

Bay Area nurses picketing after going on strike

Boston Globe / Associated Press, November 21, 2012

Medicare cuts give health providers jitters

Politico, November 20, 2012

Hospital cuts add to oversupply of healthcare workers

The Seattle Times, 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. >>>

 

Senior Leadership Pay Continues to Rise

 

The Paths to Price Transparency



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