While the proposed merger improves the unified system's economies of scale, efficiencies, market share, and negotiating clout with payers, there are questions about whether or not the accelerating trend of hospital consolidations such as this are escalating healthcare costs for consumers. >>>
The creativity surrounding deals among hospitals and health systems is expanding rapidly. The contention that a smaller entity is necessarily at a disadvantage in negotiations with a bigger system is outdated. >>>
A year's worth of research, interviews, and discussions with chief financial officers of hospitals and health systems yields lessons about the impact of healthcare reform on physician payments, sustainable cuts, and new paths toward growth. >>>
As of the deadline Friday, 25 states have decided to let the federal government set up and run their exchanges and 18 states and the District of Columbia have said they will run their own. >>>
Focusing on reducing utilization of lab tests and other expensive healthcare services may hurt you now, but it prepares your organization for a financial future based on outcomes. >>>
While hospitals are managing Medicare patients with rising rates of chronic disease, the federal government "doesn't want to pay more for the rising severity that has been uncovered by their new, more accurate payment system," says an analyst with the American Hospital Association. >>>
Across hospital and health system C-suites, compensation packages for senior executives continue to rise, though changes to incentive structures may be influencing the size of the increases. >>>
Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
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