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  March 15, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Leaders Innovate; Laggards Comply

Philip Betbeze

Is your integration strategy more focused on avoiding penalties or on embracing full collaboration? As CEO, only you can answer that question. And the only wrong answer is "I don't know." >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Who Wins in Cleveland Clinic, CHS Alliance?

Under a deal announced this week, the Cleveland Clinic, a non-profit academic medical center, and for-profit Community Health Systems will remain independent, but work together to make operational improvements. >>>

Hospitals Fight MedPAC Rate Plan

Under one Medicare Payment Advisory Commission proposal, Medicare might pay hospitals the same rate it now pays for services in a physician's office. Several options are on the table, but under all scenarios, federal payments to hospitals would drop dramatically. >>>

CMS Changes Course on Rebilling RAC-Denied Claims

In a victory for hospitals, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says it will change its policy of denying reimbursements for care determined by auditors to have been delivered inappropriately in an inpatient setting. >>>

Does Executive Compensation Structure Need an Overhaul?

More than a third of healthcare leaders we surveyed say major enhancements are needed to their organizations' executive compensation structure to retain and engage leaders. Four senior executives share their views on benefits packages, incentive plans, and making staff "really earn it." >>>

ACHE Congress: Change and Caution Abundant

The focus at the American College of Healthcare Executives' 2013 Congress on Healthcare Leadership is on mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and other moves to prepare for a changing present and uncertain future. >>>

CDI Prevention Protocols Maddeningly Inconsistent

Not only does Clostridium difficile infection kill 14,000 patients a year in the U.S. while racking up costs of roughly $1 billion, but providers are all over the map in their attempts to stop it. >>>

Colonoscopy 'Potentially Inappropriate' for 30% of Seniors

Some providers are overusing colonoscopy for screening purposes in older adults, based on age-based screening guidelines. Research shows wide regional variations in the practice. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and the National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

HCA chief's massive compensation just misses $50M club

USA Today, March 15, 2013

Opinion: Hospitals' doctor-buying binge likely to end badly

Forbes, March 15, 2013

Hospital admissions continue to decline

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 15, 2013

Medicare revises readmissions penalties, again

Kaiser Health News, March 15, 2013

FTC sues over physician group acquisition in Idaho

Thomson Reuters, March 14, 2013

Ryan's budget proposal would repeal PPACA

California Healthline, March 14, 2013

Hospital privatization could impact thousands of LA employees

The Advocate, March 13, 2013

NC lawmakers: Surgery centers would provide alternative to high hospital bills

News & Observer, March 13, 2013

Diabetes Costs Hit $245B in 2012

HealthLeaders Media, March 13, 2013

Alleged misdeeds haunt CA hospital chain poised to buy NJ hospitals

NJ.com, March 11, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

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