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Community Health Centers Celebrate Decades of Service

John Commins

The lessons learned at community health centers about population health management and the value of medical homes and coordinated care come straight from the nation's community health centers, which celebrate nearly 50 years of providing healthcare access. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Final IPPS Rule Elicits Objections from Hospital Groups

The Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule establishes controversial terms that distinguish an inpatient admission from "observation" status, for which hospitals receive lower rates of Medicare reimbursement. >>>

The Disappearing Hospital CEO

Healthcare consolidation is eliminating many hospital CEO jobs. With coordination and cooperation within health system operations the order of the day, those top executive jobs are being sharply redefined. >>>

4 Reasons to Ban Social Media in Your Hospital

If you are in an executive position at a hospital or healthcare system, consider blocking access to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. There's no better way to let the world know that you neither trust your employees, nor promote knowledge sharing. >>>

North Shore-LIJ Health System to Launch a Health Plan

CareConnect, the first provider-owned commercial health plan in New York, will offer lower prices and gives the healthcare provider "serious control" over quality and care coordination, says an NS-LIJHS executive. >>>

CMS Overpaid Hospitals $38.2M for Short-Stay Claims

Payments to hospitals were made when elective surgeries failed to take place and inpatient claims did not meet Medicare's admission requirements, says a report from the Office of Inspector General. >>>

NY Hospital Joins Payer Fray

Reduced care costs and higher patient volume are only two of the reasons North Shore LIJ Health System is launching its own commercial health plan. Other benefits: It will make "getting paid and paying our docs…much, much, much simpler," says one executive. >>>

Hospital HIE Use Up 41%, ONC Says

Six in 10 hospitals routinely swapped electronic health information with healthcare providers and health systems beyond their walls in 2012, says a study from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. >>>

Sluggish Hospital Job Growth Linked to Sequestration

Preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics marks July as the third month this year in which the hospital sector lost jobs. But one analyst is not ready to call it a trend. >>>



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Webcast: Reining in Disruptive Docs—Strategies to Manage Risk and Reduce Turnover

Date: August 27, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

According to a 2011 study, 77% of physicians are concerned about disruptive behavior at their facilities. Join physician management experts from DePaul University and Florida Hospital to learn peer-tested strategies for confronting and resolving disruptive physician behavior. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Glenview rejects HMA offer, demands board overhaul

Reuters, August 7, 2013

Parkland legal staff refusing to release executive compensation study

The Dallas Morning News, August 7, 2013

NYC losing small hospitals as money woes mount

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, August 7, 2013

MA Nurses Association pushing ballot question on hospital staffing

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, August 7, 2013

WakeMed among Triangle hospitals fined for excessive Medicare readmissions

News & Observer, August 7, 2013

Physician Payments Sunshine Act goes into effect without initial concerns

Kaiser Health News, August 6, 2013

Hospitals vary widely in ER waiting times

The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 6, 2013

Tenet, Health Management accused of paying kickbacks

Bloomberg, August 2, 2013

West Penn Allegheny Health System reports $47.9 loss in in three months

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 2, 2013

Whistleblower suit: Hospitals defrauded Medicaid

News & Observer / Associated Press, August 1, 2013



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