The most well-known of a series of hospital rankings is a powerful marketing tool, but one observer says he is troubled that none of the various "rating schemes" use state and federal inspection data in their evaluations. >>>
The Leapfrog Group CEO wants public reporting of nine so-called "never events" to remain public. The AHA, she says, wants to suppress it. But that's not all. Binder wants "more data—a lot more data." >>>
Few physician executives believe costs go down when healthcare systems acquire physician practices. We asked doctors with divergent views to explain their positions. >>>
Some of the biggest cuts are aimed at independent testing laboratories, which see 26% of their fees slashed, followed by radiation therapy centers, which may lose 13% under CMS's "particularly complicated," proposed changes. >>>
Commercial accountable care organizations make strange bedfellows out of payers and providers. Accustomed to hardball contracting negotiations, payers and providers find the transition from adversary to partner an uneasy one. These tips can help. >>>
Seven of the nine participants in CMS's pilot program for accountable care organizations are applying to transition to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, while two are abandoning the program completely. >>>
Despite the prospect of millions of newly insured patients, many hospital and health system finance executives are not expecting healthcare reform to be a boon to their organization's bottom line. >>>
Members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee suggest that Farzad Mostashari, MD, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has little or no idea of the challenges rural healthcare providers face as they grapple with Meaningful Use requirements. >>>
Although 44% of healthcare CEOs still feel the industry is on the wrong track, more are optimistic about their own organization's performance and prospects as they face the challenges and opportunities of PPACA.
This report explores healthcare CEOs' evolving perspectives on these issues, including their strategies for controlling costs, and why partnerships rank among their top three priorities.
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