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  March 11, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Construction, Renovation Part of Capital Plans

René Letourneau, Senior Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Upgrades and new facilities rank second only to IT initiatives for where hospitals and health systems plan to invest over the next 18 months. Demands for private rooms and natural disasters are among the drivers. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Bundled Payments Come to Cancer Care

Bundling is one of the new payment models being scrutinized as a way to get a handle on skyrocketing service line costs. Here’s how it works in oncology programs. >>>

Moody's, S&P: For-Profit Hospitals' Outlook Stable

While mandated 2% sequestration cuts to Medicare remain a wild card, expanded health insurance coverage in 2014 is expected to spark modest growth in the for-profit hospital sector. >>>

EHR a Money-Loser for Most Physicians

Federal meaningful use incentives alone are not adequate to ensure that the vast majority of medical practices don't lose money on electronic health record systems, suggests the author of a study on the cost impact of EHR. >>>

IPAB Repeal Arguments Weak, For Now

Removing Congress from the process of making decisions about Medicare payments might be a way to get some control over the healthcare cost monster. Maybe IPAB is part of the solution. At least we should let it try. >>>

Energy-Efficient Choices Preserve Hospital Margins

Shrinking reimbursements may be here to stay, but healthcare CFOs are learning that energy-efficient solutions can help solidify long-term, sustainable cost reductions. >>>

MD Health Enterprise Zones Seek to Reduce Costs

Maryland's HEZs might pay for themselves if they improve access to coordinated primary care services and reduce costs through a reduction in hospital admissions, readmissions, and emergency room visits for otherwise non-emergent care. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Physician Compensation Under Population-Based Reimbursement

Date: March 26, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Join Summa Health and ECG Management Consultants on a live webcast to gain the tools you need to build a new compensation model for practicing medicine in the new era of healthcare. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Republicans resume effort to repeal 'Obamacare'

Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2013

Alleged misdeeds haunt CA hospital chain poised to buy NJ hospitals

NJ.com, March 11, 2013

Republicans resume effort to repeal 'Obamacare'

Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2013

Public HMO in TX loses $6.6M; owners predict rebound

Statesman.com, March 8, 2013

CA insurance commissioner chides Blue Shield over rates

HealthLeaders Media, March 8, 2013

Jackson Health CEO donates bonus to Women's Hospital

The Miami Herald, March 8, 2013

Hospitals want to delay a key Obamacare program

The Washington Post, March 7, 2013

Insurers ready to battle Medicare cuts

The Hill, March 7, 2013

Push for price transparency in healthcare

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 6, 2013

Expert: Hospitals' 'humongous monopoly' drives prices high

Kaiser Health News, March 5, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Tablets and the Influence of Connective Technology

Demand for devices such as the iPad and smartphone comes from clinicians and is having a powerful impact on healthcare delivery as the next wave of technology surges, but don't shut down your PCs just yet. >>>

 

Embracing Nontraditional Models

 

Conserve Energy to Preserve Margin



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