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Health Benefits for Hospital Employees: A Cautionary Tale

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

If you want employees to participate in reducing costs, take steps to make sure your priorities and theirs are aligned. Otherwise, you may be learning about them later, yelled at you from across picket lines. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Doctor-Hiring Rush is On

The fervor by physicians to become employed stems from the decline in reimbursements. But if a hospital's financial and clinical goals aren't clearly defined, the employment arrangement can be disjointed from the outset. >>>

Healthcare Sector Props Up March Jobs Report

Healthcare accounted for a quarter of the new jobs created in March across the United States, according to federal data. The majority of new healthcare jobs came in ambulatory services, followed by hospitals. >>>

Intermountain Fined $25.5M for Stark Violations

Federal officials say Intermountain's self-disclosed violations centered on improper compensation arrangements with some physicians. Utah's largest healthcare provider says the violations were "primarily technical in nature." >>>

Physicians, Chiropractors Still Out of Alignment

Chiropractors and medical doctors have been clashing for years and there's no end in sight. The dispute may get nastier as the demand for spine care increases while the healthcare reform law promises to extend more reimbursement to DCs. >>>

Cigna Hits CAC Milestone

Health plan provider Cigna says it has passed the halfway point toward its goal of having 100 collaborative accountable care initiatives. The payer now has 58 CAC programs in 24 states covering more than 650,000 patients. >>>

Docs Balk, But Email Improves Patient Experience

Less than one-third of doctors reported emailing with patients in 2012. This number is dismal and it's the marketer's job to improve it, because patient emails come with a number of benefits. >>>

Hospitals Re-Think Neurological Services to Meet Geriatric Needs

With the cost of treating dementia alone expected to double within 30 years, it's no wonder hospitals are ramping up their care planning with specialized clinics in neurological institutes aimed at geriatric patients. But shrinking reimbursements and physician resources are forcing innovative thinking. >>>



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News Headlines

Walgreens first retail chain to diagnose, treat chronic conditions

Kaiser Health News / USA Today, April 5, 2013

Doctors unite to fight hospitals buying physician groups

Orlando Sentinel, April 5, 2013

CVS to pay US $11 million in lawsuit settlement

KOCO.com, April 4, 2013

Closure of three Pacific Health hospitals may be part of a trend

Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2013

Vanderbilt University Medical Center freezes pay raises, vacations amid sequestration

The Tennessean, April 4, 2013

CHI, PeaceHealth suspend negotiations over forming partnership

The Columbian, April 4, 2013

Doctors allege shuttling patients among hospitals put profit ahead of safety

Las Vegas Sun, April 4, 2013

New med school aims to train primary care docs

Kaiser Health News, April 3, 2013

Johnston Health partnering with UNC Health Care

News & Observer, April 3, 2013

Ascension Health adds Marian Health System

St. Louis Business Journal, April 2, 2013



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