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AllSpire Partnership Tackles Population Health Management

Rene Letourneau, Senior Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Seven health systems in Pennsylvania and New Jersey created a mega-alliance last month to prepare for value-based reimbursement, improve patient care, and lower the cost of doing business. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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 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. >>>

Targeting All-Cause Readmissions an Ambitious Strategy

There's ample disagreement about how much control hospitals can exercise over readmission rates. Farsighted leaders are taking on a big endeavor by focusing on all-cause readmissions. >>>

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. >>>

Hospitals Find Their Role Diminished

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 a financially vulnerable hospital's business with ancillary services is one way CEOs are being innovative. Now other industry players need to catch up. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>



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News Headlines

Hospitals face whole new world under health law

The Tennessean / USA Today, October 21, 2013

Driving a new bargain on healthcare

The New York Times, October 21, 2013

Obamacare helpers frustrated as tech problems stall enrollment

Reuters, October 18, 2013

UnitedHealth sees Medicare payment shortfall, shares drop

Reuters, October 18, 2013

OR cuts tally of people lacking health insurance by 10 percent in two weeks

The Oregonian, October 18, 2013

Why are hospital CEOs paid so well?

The Atlantic, October 18, 2013

Opinion: The myth of the medical-device tax

The New York Times, October 17, 2013

Miami leads nation in Medicare drug spending

The Miami Herald, October 16, 2013

VT hospital fears for funding after patient death

Burlington Free Press, October 16, 2013

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

Time, October 15, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

The Benefits (and Costs) of Consolidation

The recent level of M&A and affiliation activity in healthcare has been stunning, but to some leaders, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>

 

Compounding Concerns

 

Readmissions: The Big Picture



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