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Hospital Revenue Sources Reach Dubious Milestone

Philip Betbeze

As the number of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries overtakes the number of private sector workers, it's clearer than ever that hospitals' revenue growth will continue to be constrained. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Fiscal Cliff Stopgap Delays 'Doc Fix,' but Hits Hospitals

Hospitals are the big losers in the taxpayer relief legislation passed by Congress while physicians dodged a cut to the sustainable growth rate formula for another year. >>>

3 Groups Payers Will Watch Closely in 2013

As the new year unfolds, several details of healthcare reform remain either unclear or unresolved. The actions of three groups in particular will have a significant impact on payers' decisions in the next 12 months. >>>

13 Top Healthcare Buzzwords for 2013

It's that time of year, again, when any self-respecting healthcare provider looks to bone up on the latest terms in the lexicon. >>>

Nonprofits Weigh Benefits of Buyer Joint Ventures

Buyer joint ventures are growing in popularity. In these deals, nonprofit hospitals sell their majority ownerships to for-profit partners, while still retaining a minority interest that includes an active role in hospital governance. >>>

Drop in Central-Line Infection Rates Linked to Disinfection Caps

Using a tiny alcohol-impregnated cap on central line hubs has been shown to reduce bloodstream infections by half, a study conducted at three Illinois hospitals finds. >>>



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Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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News Headlines

UT and 6 others win OK to run state insurance markets

Kaiser Health News, January 4, 2013

House rules aim to block controversial healthcare board's Medicare cuts

The Hill, January 4, 2013

West Penn Allegheny Health System warned of default

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 4, 2013

Opinion: To fix healthcare, turn patients into customers

Bloomberg, January 4, 2013

Fiscal cliff cuts $1.9B from Obamacare: here's how

The Washington Post, January 3, 2013

Link between healthcare spending, quality unclear

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 3, 2013

In collecting bills, UNC Health Care has powerful friends

Newsobserver.com, January 3, 2013

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center honchos trash-talked surgeon, suit charges

New York Daily News, January 3, 2013

'Doc fix' in 'fiscal cliff' plan cuts Medicare hospital payments

Kaiser Health News, January 2, 2013

Health reform may be headed back to Supreme Court in 2013

PBS Newshour, January 2, 2013



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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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