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New Foundation for Rural Health Leadership

John Commins

The Rural Health Foundation launched in September with backing from the National Rural Healthcare Association to give rural healthcare providers and administrators the know-how to adapt national healthcare policy into their own settings. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Leapfrog's New Safety Report Card Alarms Hospitals

The updated Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score gave 25 hospitals, including 520-bed Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, a failing grade of F, while another 121 hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic, got a barely passing D. >>>

Medicaid Expansion Report Calculates Modest State Costs

States that expand their Medicaid rolls under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would see only modest increases in their share of the costs when compared with the windfall in federal funding that would come with it, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. >>>

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. >>>

How Hospitals Prevent VTE

It's been four years since the U.S. Surgeon General stunned healthcare providers with rates of preventable death and harm from venous thromboembolism. Yet hospital-associated VTE remains a major health problem. Here's how hospitals and health systems have responded. >>>

Nurses Are Good at Giving Flu Vaccines, Bad at Getting Them

Flu vaccination rates improve when nurses administer the shots. But how to improve vaccination rates among nurses and other healthcare workers? >>>

Primary Care Gaining in Physician Compensation

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. >>>



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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

NJ docs turn to med schools to close family-practice gap

NJ Spotlight, November 28, 2012

How hospitals bill Medicare for preventable complications

Forbes, November 28, 2012

Heritage Valley Health System conducting needs assessment survey

Pittsburgh Business Times, November 28, 2012

New clinics fill a niche for routine healthcare

The Gainesville Sun, November 28, 2012

ER concierge services at hospitals boost bottom lines

Bloomberg, November 27, 2012

Hospitals face pressure to avert readmissions

The New York Times, November 27, 2012

Supreme Court revives challenge to President's healthcare law

The Hill, November 27, 2012

Assessment fees benefit IN hospitals

Indianapolis Business Journal, November 27, 2012

Supreme Court weighs GA hospital merger

Boston Herald / Associated Press, November 27, 2012

Healthcare for poor strains clinic, community

The Daytona Beach News-Journal, November 26, 2012



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Webcast: Future of Service Line Marketing—New Tactics, New Tools

Date: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

When it comes to service lines, healthcare marketers are challenged to balance the needs of the organization and individual physicians with limited marketing dollars. Join WellStar Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and Jennings Co. as they explore how to use data to prioritize service line marketing dollars and gain physician buy-in.

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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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The Paths to Price Transparency



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