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Hospital Pricing Data Dump Won’t Hurt You, Yet

Philip Betbeze

If you are a high-cost outlier, don't panic. Even if you can't kill your chargemaster, you can mitigate its effect by identifying—and rectifying—what your hospital charges. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Healthcare Leaders Sound Off on Organized Labor

How much of a threat does organized labor pose to healthcare organizations? Hospital and health system leaders weigh in on the sensitive issue, which ranked among their top three concerns in our most recent industry survey. >>>

Tavenner Confirmed as CMS Administrator

Marilyn Tavenner, a former nurse, hospital executive, and state health official, is the first Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services head to gain congressional approval since 2004. The full Senate confirmed her nomination with a 91-7 vote Wednesday. >>>

CMS Seeks to 'Rapidly Reduce' Medicare Spending with $1B in Grants

The second round of federal Health Care Innovation Awards specifically seeks clinical models that will quickly shrink Medicare costs and improve care for populations with special needs as well as population health. >>>

CMS Proposes Reduced Hospital DSH Cuts

Some acute care hospitals would see a $1.1 billion reduction in cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) funds for two years under a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposal. >>>

Esther Dyson's Population Health Dream

The former Wall Street technology analyst turned key Silicon Valley investor believes city-wide ecosystems of health incentives and disincentives for unhealthy habits could have a significant positive effect on the nation's health. >>>

Building a Better Healthcare Board

Whether boards are too large, too unwieldy, or have members who are underqualified to effectively provide strategic direction, many of them need help to deal with the new realities of healthcare. >>>

Online Nursing Master's Program Stresses Leadership

An online university program for aspiring family nurse practitioners promises "an exact replica" of the rigorous clinical and leadership training offered on campus. >>>



NEW Intelligence Report

NEW Intelligence Report: ED Solutions—Preparing for Increased Volume and Decreased Margins

Emergency Department overcrowding has increased by 22% since 2013. This original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders on coping with patient volume while protecting the bottom line. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

Boehner: No ACA replacement timetable

Politico, May 17, 2013

Sebelius limited her fundraising for health law to two companies

Bloomberg Businessweek, May 17, 2013

Top pay went to former West Penn Allegheny Health System execs

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 16, 2013

Temporary restraining order issued in FTC/Phoebe case

Albany Herald, May 16, 2013

2 million fewer US uninsured to gain health coverage

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, May 15, 2013

Bills seek to open ME hospital board meetings to public

Bangor Daily News, May 15, 2013

Cincinnati hospital deepens links to China

Business Courier, May 15, 2013

Liberty Hospital lays off workers, shuts down wound clinic

Kansas City Business Journal, May 15, 2013

20 health IT leaders who are driving change

InformationWeek, May 14, 2013

LSU hospitals could need to pay about $42 million as employees are laid off

The Times Picayune, May 14, 2013



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Building Better Boards

Hospitals and health systems face unprecedented pressure to remake their business and clinical processes. Boards are trying desperately to keep up. >>>

 

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