Healthcare industry groups are expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare and limits to charitable deductions, but favor the White House budget's proposed delay in cuts to disproportionate share hospital payments. >>>
Sanford Health offers barbed remarks for Fairview Health Services after announcing that their months-long confidential merger talks have ended without a deal. In the Pacific Northwest, Catholic Health Initiatives and Peace Health say their talks have ended. >>>
Although Moody's Investors Service's outlook for the not-for-profit hospital sector is negative, no immediate rating action on any of the hospitals in its portfolio is planned based on the federal sequestration. >>>
Surgical teams have a lot to learn from watching themselves in action. If hospitals don't start recording surgical procedures as a method of stimulating quality improvements, they may eventually be forced to do so. >>>
Doctors should take measures to ensure that what they post online does not jeopardize their professional licenses, the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards recommend in a joint paper. >>>
Having an alignment strategy and structure in place becomes the foundation upon which accountable care structures can be built. This book explores the benefits of alignment, alignment models and strategies, compensation strategies, legal and regulatory considerations, and alternative paths toward integration. >>>
Months after a Virginia medical center's launch of a campaign targeting employees for mammograms, it's clear the marketing effort was a success. >>>
Date: April 18, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Parkview Health of Fort Wayne, IN, has worked its way toward the top of the list of lowest 30-day readmission rates in the nation—and this event will show you how. Parkview leaders share their comprehensive strategy for reducing preventable readmissions through a plan of early action, best practices, and coordinated care.
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