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CEO Incentive Pay Gets a Makeover

Philip Betbeze

Being measured is nothing new for top healthcare leaders, but for many, renewed board focus on the future means that leaders are being measured based on an increasingly complex conglomeration of performance targets. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

RAC Nightmare Continues for Providers

Karen Testman, senior vice president of financial operations at MemorialCare Health System, agrees with the concept of reducing Medicare overpayments, but takes issue with the administrative work it creates for providers. >>>

A Fresh Look at End-of-Life Care

It's imperative that healthcare providers team with patients to determine the ultimate medical mission. >>>

How to Get the Most Out of Team-Based Care

Advanced practice providers can solve plenty of capacity challenges and they're critical to implementing population health strategies. But the secret to success is not having them on staff – it's in their management. >>>

Healthcare Reform Puts Pressure on HR Execs

Human resource executives at hospitals and health systems say planning for healthcare reform is their top priority, but the majority of them feel challenged by too many competing initiatives. >>>

Cigna Acquisition Highlights Role of Chronic Care Management

To help reduce the cost of care for their frailest members, payers are increasingly focusing on prevention and disease management. It is estimated that these patients drive 35% to 50% of total healthcare costs. >>>

FL Hospitals Say 'Yes' to Unlicensed Doc as CMO

A debate is stirring on whether top-ranking docs in hospitals should maintain their licenses to practice medicine. One hospital system with facilities in Florida says it is often "inadvisable" for a practicing physician to be a CMO. >>>

Hospital Groups Reaffirm Support for PPACA, HIX

In an online event, the nation's three largest hospital associations express their unified support for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the face of withering and relentless criticism that appears to be sapping public support. >>>

SLIDESHOW: Physician Alignment in the New Shared Risk Environment

Nowhere in the healthcare industry has change been more dramatic than in the often-conflicted relationship between physicians and hospitals. In this Intelligence Report, we analyze the findings of HealthLeaders Media's Physician-Hospital Alignment Survey. >>>



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News Headlines

Hospitals brace as Republicans fight over Medicaid

Bloomberg, September 20, 2013

Group plans to form largest US hospital alliance

Reuters, September 20, 2013

MD hospitals post 71% profit decline, operating at record low margins

Baltimore Business Journal, September 20, 2013

Cleveland Clinic announces job cuts to prepare for Obamacare

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, September 19, 2013

Dallas County plans to sell $42 million in government bonds to help pay for new hospital

The Dallas Morning News, September 19, 2013

A dozen hospitals are laying off staff and blaming Obamacare. Don't believe them.

California Healthline, September 19, 2013

'People's hearing' puts healthcare execs in the hot seat over costs

WBUR, September 19, 2013

Another round of Vanderbilt job cuts under way

The Tennessean, September 18, 2013

Mostashari reflects on tenure at ONC

iHealthBeat, September 17, 2013

Hospitals emerging as powerful healthcare sales force

The Washington Post, September 16, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Metrics and Marketing—Proving Value in Healthcare Marketing

Date: September 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join marketing veterans from Capella Healthcare and Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock to learn how to implement and measure marketing efforts under common resource challenges found at small to midsize hospitals and health systems. Register Today >>>


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From HealthLeaders Magazine

A Fresh Look at End-of-Life Care

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