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  April 19, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Managing Physicians May Be Impossible

Philip Betbeze

If it is, we're all in for trouble, because healthcare is bankrupting us. Everyone needs to be managed, whether they're the President of the United States or a country doctor. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Two Hospital Merger Deals Collapse

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. >>>

Nurses Need a Long Drive to the Boardroom

Clinical experience is becoming essential to effective leadership in the hospital C-suite. Seeing physicians in hospital CEO positions and at the boardroom table is becoming more commonplace. Why aren't there more nurses among them? >>>

Hospitals Crack Down on ED Repeat Users

With renewed urgency, hospitals, healthcare leaders, and insurers are initiating strategies to curtail what is a growing problem: the use of emergency department services by patients who return time and again. >>>

To Improve Hospital Collections, Move Revenue Cycle Up Front

Although the idea of collecting money up front—or at least verifying insurance details to be certain the payer will ultimately reimburse for services—seems basic, it's surprisingly uncommon in the healthcare industry. >>>

Gawande: Hospitals Profit When Surgeries Go Wrong

Medical complications in surgical patients generate profits for hospitals, a study led by Atul Gawande, MD, shows. But the American Hospital Association disputes the report's implications that hospitals aren't incentivized to avoid complications. >>>

Consumer Reports Expands Hospital Ratings List

Almost two-thirds of the nation's 258 teaching hospitals that report enough data to calculate a safety score ranked below average, the director of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center says. >>>

Dean Health System to Join SSM

The two providers have a long history of collaboration in Wisconsin with shared initiatives around value-based care and a jointly owned health plan. Under the deal, Dean and its subsidiaries will become part of SSM. >>>



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News Headlines

26M will be eligible for 'game changer' ObamaCare subsidies

The Hill, April 19, 2013

Parkland Memorial Hospital plans to hire chief diversity officer

The Dallas Morning News, April 19, 2013

NYC to seek new provider for $6 billion healthcare program

Bloomberg, April 19, 2013

Co-author of Obama healthcare law sees 'huge train wreck' in implementation

The Washington Post, April 18, 2013

NC attorney general says he'll push for tighter controls on hospitals

News & Observer, April 18, 2013

Iowa Health System is now UnityPoint Health

The Messenger, April 18, 2013

Hospital finances are broken. How to fix them.

CNNMoney, April 18, 2013

CaroMont Health fires CEO

Charlotte Observer, April 17, 2013

UC Health, Anthem reach deal on new contract

Cincinnati.com, April 15, 2013

Opinion: UPMC and other big nonprofits should remain tax-exempt

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 15, 2013



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