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  October 18, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Hospitals Find Their Role Diminished

Philip Betbeze

The traditional hospital has become not only a high-cost boogeyman, but also a sign of the limits of a CEO's leadership capabilities. Buttressing financially vulnerable hospital business with ancillary services is one way CEOs are being innovative. Now other industry players need to catch up. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospital CEO Pay Out of Alignment with Quality of Care

Researchers find that the salaries of top hospital leaders can be linked to the use of advanced technology and favorable hospital experience survey scores. Facilities with low 30-day mortality rates pay their CEOs less than hospitals with the highest mortality rates. >>>

Consolidation Comes with Benefits (and Costs)

The volume of healthcare mergers and acquisitions lately has been stunning. But to some hospital and health system executives, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>

Hospital Inspections to Resume In Full

The effects of the government shutdown will be felt for weeks as state and federal officials play catch-up on hospital inspections, re-certifications, and other routine work. >>>

Financial Impact of HIX Hinges on 4 Factors

It's impossible for healthcare finance executives to know for sure what impact the health insurance exchanges will have on their organizations' bottom lines. Even so, Ascension Health affiliates across the country are forecasting, planning, and educating. >>>

Moody's: HIX Uncertainties Will Hurt NP Hospitals' Credit

Not-for-profit hospitals could see a migration of commercially insured patients to exchanges, where reimbursement rates may be lower, says a report from Moody's Investors Service. Commercial rates have traditionally subsidized Medicare losses and driven profitability for most hospitals. >>>

Intelligence Report: Toward Population Health

Healthcare providers appear willing to embrace the new model of population health, but the first order of business for many is to sort out the financial issues. >>>

Before Selling a Physician Practice, Weigh Tax Risks Carefully

Fully understanding asset valuation and other key issues in advance of selling a medical practice is imperative, but tax considerations should not be the driving force behind a deal, one expert says. >>>

Texas HMOs Set Enrollment Record

Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans are the primary drivers of a resurgence in health maintenance organizations in the Lone Star state, where Medicare Advantage HMOs enjoyed double-digit enrollment growth in 2012. >>>



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Date: October 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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News Headlines

Sebelius stands by decision not to delay launch of marketplace website

The Columbus Dispatch, October 18, 2013

UnitedHealth sees Medicare payment shortfall, shares drop

Reuters, October 18, 2013

Parkland Memorial Hospital turns attention back to CEO search

The Dallas Morning News, October 17, 2013

Implementing hospital affiliation no simple task

The Observer-Dispatch, October 17, 2013

US nonprofit hospital CEO annual pay averages $600K

Bloomberg, October 16, 2013

VT hospital fears for funding after patient death

Burlington Free Press, October 16, 2013

Adventist HealthCare CEO: Don't drop your company health plan

Washington Business Journal, October 16, 2013

Obamacare's reviled Medicare cuts have turned out better than expected

Time, October 15, 2013

Hospital giant fails in bid to swipe nurses' sick days

Salon, October 15, 2013

More doctors, nurses becoming hospital administrators

Star-Telegram, October 14, 2013



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