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Delaware Determined to Make Partnership Exchange Work

Jacqueline Fellows

In an interview, the top official at the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services discusses the benefits and challenges of implementing a health insurance exchange with the federal government as a partner. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CEOs Get a Medicare Compliance Checklist

Hospital and health system senior leaders can ensure their organizations' compliance programs are functioning as intended by following six guidelines. >>>

M-health, Mobile Apps from the Payer Perspective

UnitedHealthcare's chief of medical affairs, Reed Tuckson discusses the power of technology to create informed and healthy healthcare consumers. >>>

Who Pays Hospital Costs for Patients in Police Custody?

Medicare has paid millions of dollars it should not have for incarcerated patients. Now it's cracking down. Hospitals without sound financial policies governing these patients could be stuck with no payment and no recourse. >>>

Physician Groups Blast IPAB, Rally Behind Repeal Effort

Critics of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, which makes recommendations on Medicare spending, describe it as an "unelected, unaccountable body." A bipartisan bill to repeal the board has been introduced in the House. >>>

Managed Care Contracts Need Scrutiny

Physician practices must pay extra attention to managed care contract negotiations as the healthcare industry implements reform. Contract terms may have more bite than in the past. >>>

M&A Forecast: 1 in 5 Hospitals to Realign Over Next Decade

Revenue is expected to plunge 25% and the incremental changes that hospitals and health systems are implementing are not likely to be enough to maintain independence for a large percentage of them. >>>



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News Headlines

4 in 10 Hospitalists Report Unsafe Patient Workloads

HealthLeaders Media, January 30, 2013

Medicaid expansion may save FL money

The Miami Herald, January 30, 2013

Aetna, Texas Health Resources establish ACO

The Dallas Morning News, January 30, 2013

Opinion: Congress can't cut Medicare hospital outpatient payments

US News & World Report, January 29, 2013

Obama law pits insurance giants against MD co-op

Bloomberg, January 29, 2013

Retiring Medicare actuary reflects on why he almost quit

Kaiser Health News / PoliticoPro, January 29, 2013

So you want to start a health insurance plan

The Washington Post, January 29, 2013

Immigration reform could add millions under Obama health law

The Hill, January 28, 2013

Medicare paid $120M in illegal care

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, January 25, 2013

WellPoint expects states to expand Medicaid

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 24, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

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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