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The Trouble with Nurse Practitioners

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

At a time when healthcare institutions need and should be hiring more APRNs, turf battles, nurse practitioner shortages, and state laws are stubbornly standing in the way stand in the way. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CMS Unveils Hospital Violations Database

A searchable online database of federal safety rule violations at U.S. hospitals has been launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It is available to healthcare providers, payers, and patients. >>>

When States Reject Medicaid Expansion, Providers, Businesses Will Pay

States that reject Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act will subject the hospitals and employers within their borders to a considerable financial hit, separate analyses show. >>>

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. >>>

3 Cost-Cutting Strategies Insurers Can Learn from Employers

Only 26% of employers are "very confident" their company will provide health benefits in 10 years. Top-performing employers are already taking big steps toward reducing costs, and wise insurers will pay close attention. >>>

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. >>>



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

Opinion: Healing the hospital hierarchy

The New York Times, March 18, 2013

Hospital ratings are in the eye of the beholder

Kaiser Health News, March 18, 2013

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

Forbes, March 15, 2013

Judge gives LI College Hospital another reprieve

WNYC, March 15, 2013

Hospital admissions continue to decline

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 15, 2013

Lawsuit over how workers are paid filed against hospital

Philadelphia Business Journal / The Business Journals, March 14, 2013

Ailing NY Downtown Hospital cuts entire residency program

DNAinfo.com, March 14, 2013

Hospital privatization could impact thousands of LA employees

The Advocate, March 13, 2013

Lack of healthcare IT workers slows tech progress

ComputerWorld, March 13, 2013

MO House endorses healthcare conscience measure

St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Associated Press, March 13, 2013



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