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3 Reasons Wellness Programs Fail

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Despite the concerted effort of employers, industry consultants, and fitness app makers, unhealthy employee behaviors don't seem to be changing. Workplace wellness is a hot trend, but employers are struggling to find real value. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Physician Pay Will Soon Depend on Outcomes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is seeking feedback from doctors as it builds a model for reimbursing physicians based on actual outcomes rather than process measures. >>>

School Nurses Fight to Block Unlicensed Injections

A California ruling that would allow non-licensed adults to administer insulin in schools cheapens and devalues not only the practice of nursing, but also the clout of its own licensing authorities. >>>

Physicians Shut Out of ACOs Seek to Merge Practices

Faced with few ACO options, physicians are increasingly considering merging their practices, which would enable them to reduce expenses and wield more clout in negotiations. >>>

Advocate for Physician-Led ACOs Shares Secret of Success

The former president of Advocate Physician Partners says it's a slow process to get newly hired physicians smoothly cobbled into an accountable care organization. But "culture is the main determinant" of an ACO's success. >>>

CMS Issues Health Insurance Exchange Proposed Rules

Most of the proposal focuses on program integrity for state marketplaces and insurance companies offering coverage in the federally facilitated exchanges. The rule intends to safeguard federal money and consumers. >>>

SCOTUS: Class Arbitration Upheld in Physician-Insurer Case

Class arbitration has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving a dispute over payments to physicians by a health plan. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Physician Compensation Models and Metrics Under Population-Based Reimbursement

Date: August 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join CMOs from Banner Health Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ as they discuss strategies and metrics for implementing a value-based model of physician compensation. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Hospital CEO bonuses reward volume and growth

Kaiser Health News / ABC News, June 17, 2013

Healthcare law's employer requirements

Boston.com / Associated Press, June 14, 2013

Healthcare providers speak up for immigrants

USA Today, June 14, 2013

Doctor pay rises to $221K for primary care

Forbes, June 13, 2013

Accenture forecasts fast retail clinic growth

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, June 13, 2013

Did mismanagement or charity care cause Roseland Hospital's financial emergency?

Chicago Sun-Times, June 13, 2013

University of Maryland Medical Center to begin layoffs

The Baltimore Sun, June 12, 2013

NY bill would mandate hospital nurse staffing

Yahoo Finance / Associated Press, June 12, 2013

Civil Service clears layoffs of LSU hospital employees

The Shreveport Times, June 11, 2013

With nurses at risk of compassion fatigue, hospitals try to ease their stress

The Washington Post, June 11, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: New Radiology Standards to Reduce Costs, Increase Quality and Improve Outcomes

Date: June 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join radiology experts from Radisphere and NCH Healthcare System as they examine how standards-based radiology can impact fiscal performance, patient satisfaction and physician referrals. Register Today >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

Making Patients Happy, Even the Poorest and Sickest

Despite some unique challenges, safety-net hospitals are achieving strong satisfaction results by focusing on the patient and quality outcomes. >>>

 

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