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  July 22, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Employer Mandate Delay No Free Pass

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Healthcare providers with high headcounts get a break—they won't have to supply affordable health insurance to their employees or face a fine—yet. But hospitals and health systems still have to be prepared to deal with health insurance exchanges on Oct 1. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

U.S. News & World Report Names Top Hospitals

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. >>>

SEC Poised to Modify 'No Admit, No Deny' Policy in Settlements

Observers believe such a change would result in potentially far-reaching consequences for companies that fall under the purview of the SEC, including private, for-profit hospitals, their directors, officers, and employees. >>>

How Safety-Net Hospitals Are Improving the Patient Experience

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

Health Exchange Rates Surprisingly Low

Blue Shield of California says it expects rates for its policyholders to increase 13% on average in 2014, an increase executives say will be "legitimately below what people expected them to be." >>>

Healthcare CFOs Sing Reform Blues

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. >>>

Q&A: Retiring CEO Details MSHA's Winning Strategy

Dennis Vonderfecht took over an East Tennessee hospital in 1990 and built it into the Mountain States Health Alliance. As he prepares to retire, Vonderfecht details some of his strategic moves and expresses optimism for the organization's future. >>>

Ready for a Crisis, and Ready to Flex

There's a crisis in your healthcare organization's future. It might be a natural disaster or a data breach, and it's closer than you think. Are you prepared to communicate effectively with the media, patients, and hospital staff? >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them. Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

How a secretive panel uses data that distorts doctors' pay

The Washington Post, July 22, 2013

Hospital expansions going forward, but in smaller forms

Detroit Free Press, July 22, 2013

OR medical community gears up for expansion

News & Observer / Associated Press, July 22, 2013

A look at $4.6M in Grand Rapids hospital CEO pay

MLive.com, July 19, 2013

Community Health lowers 2013 forecast as admissions fall

Bloomberg Businessweek, July 19, 2013

PA high court halts plan to close health centers

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, July 19, 2013

Denver Health to cut 300 jobs to reduce personnel costs by $18 million

The Denver Post, July 18, 2013

MI insurer could cut ties to 2 hospital systems

News & Observer / Associated Press, July 17, 2013

Baptist Health to lay off 170 across company

News & Observer / Associated Press, July 17, 2013

Few Medicaid docs have seen 2013 pay raise

The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, July 16, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Mayo Clinic & Baylor Health—Social Media Marketing Playbook

Date: July 24, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join these marketing leaders as they explore the value in today's most popular digital and mobile social platforms, and how to take steps to develop a coordinated social media strategy that is also aligned with an organization's business goals. 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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