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Care Coordination Needs CEOs

Philip Betbeze

Inefficiency in hospital and health systems used to be rewarded—not willfully, but because there wasn't a good business reason to change things. Now there are financial incentives for care coordination, which takes teamwork—and leadership. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CA Fines 10 Hospitals $625,000 for Medical Errors

Retained surgical objects, patient falls, and medication errors are the top violations leading to immediate jeopardy penalties issued to hospitals by the California Department of Health Thursday. >>>

Hospitals Lagging on PSO Contracts

Health insurance exchange plan offerings may not be an option for hospitals that fail to contract with qualifying patient safety organizations by the federal deadline. But hospitals are still waiting for CMS to clarify the complex regulation. >>>

Datapalooza: HHS Unveils Medicare Outpatient Costs

Healthcare cost data released by the federal government Monday includes estimates for average hospital charges for 30 types of outpatient procedures. >>>

AHA Defends Hospital Consolidations

The volume of mergers and acquisitions in healthcare is "consistent with efforts to try to achieve economies of scale...and changes in demand and particularly to realign and enhance services," says a report from the American Hospital Association. >>>

Texas Braces for Medicaid Status Quo

By opting not to expand Medicaid, Texas is passing up an estimated $90 billion in federal funds over the coming decade, leaving its healthcare providers, especially hospitals, in a tough financial spot. Rural care facilities are especially vulnerable. >>>

Hospitals' Fear of 30-Day Penalties May Speed Hospice Admissions

An exception to federal 30-day mortality measures may incent hospitals to prematurely push patients into hospice care, says one critic, who calls it an unintended consequence of healthcare reform. >>>

A Cash-Raising Healthcare Real Estate Strategy

Some enterprising hospitals and health systems are reevaluating their real estate strategies and selling medical office buildings as a way of accessing capital. >>>



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

CA is White House's proof that Obamacare is working

The Washington Post, June 7, 2013

NH Senate kills health overhaul bill

Boston.com / Associated Press, June 7, 2013

FL rejects Tenet hospital plan near Scripps

South Florida Business Journal, June 7, 2013

Selling of Obamacare underway

Politico, June 6, 2013

Maryland panel approves hospital rate increase

The Baltimore Sun, June 6, 2013

Civil Service panel rejects LSU hospital layoff plans

The Times Picayune, June 6, 2013

Sebelius asked companies to support healthcare law

The New York Times, June 5, 2013

The future of getting paid to be healthy

The Atlantic, June 5, 2013

FL hospital takes a step toward price transparency

Time, June 4, 2013

Hospital CEOs see double-digit pay hikes

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 3, 2013



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