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  November 15, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Senior ED Program is a Winner By Almost Every Measure

Philip Betbeze

To patients, the benefits of implementing a senior emergency department program like the one at Summa Health System are unquestionable. To CEOs whose hospitals or health systems are struggling for revenue, there may be hesitation. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

5 Cost Reduction Priorities for CEOs

Three out of four hospital and health systems CEOs cite overall cost reduction and efficiency as one of their top two financial priorities, so it was no surprise to hear a robust conversation on this hot topic at HealthLeaders Media's annual CEO Exchange. >>>

Reassessing Executive Compensation

As the healthcare industry shifts from volume to value, hospital and health system leaders need to consider new skill sets, new business models, and new incentives for the C-suite. >>>

SLIDESHOW: HealthLeaders Media CEO Exchange, 2013

HealthLeaders Media's second annual CEO Exchange assembled nearly 40 top hospital and health system executives in Boca Raton, FL for three days of roundtable and breakout discussions on cost reduction strategies, changing reimbursement models, and the clinical shift from a volume- to a value-based business model. >>>

HMA Board Approves $7.6B CHS Acquisition

The transaction cleared a key sticking point when Glenview Capital Management, which owns 14.5% of Health Management Associates stock, agreed to the sale. Community Health Systems is expected to complete its acquisition during the first quarter of 2014. >>>

Hospitals Address Compounding Concerns

In the wake of incidents in which compounding pharmacies have released contaminated products, hospital leaders are developing strategies and protocols to ensure patient safety. >>>

Geisinger, AtlantiCare Enter 'Integration' Talks

A merger would unite two of the strongest health systems in the mid-Atlantic region. Physician-led Geisinger is known for its work advancing population health and value-based care. New Jersey-based AtlantiCare has a national reputation for performance excellence. Both have high bond ratings. >>>

'Alarming' Physician Shortages Lie Ahead

While the reasons for the projected doctor shortage are clear—population health issues, shrinking physician reimbursements, workforce issues, and residency training insufficiencies—the path toward a solution is not. >>>

Debate Over Delaying Individual Mandate Grows Louder

The American Academy of Actuaries is warning that delaying the individual mandate could affect risk pools and claims in 2014 and beyond. Health plans say they cannot work without this key provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Restructuring Executive Compensation for the Shift From Volume to Value

This report reveals how the shift from volume to value is reshaping compensation and incentives and demanding new C-suite skills. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

Obama selects health policy advocate as Surgeon General

The New York Times, November 15, 2013

Insurers aren't keen on Obama's pledge to extend coverage

NPR, November 15, 2013

Nearly 1,500 hospitals penalized under Medicare program rating quality

Kaiser Health News, November 15, 2013

Health law enrollment figures far lower than initial estimates

The New York Times, November 14, 2013

Another top Upstate Medical administrator steps down amid pay investigation

The Post-Standard, November 14, 2013

Anthem Blue Cross extends some canceled policies

Los Angeles Times, November 13, 2013

Is Obamacare driving doctors to refuse insurance?

Market Watch, November 13, 2013

Idaho board keeping HIX inquiry secret

The Miami Herald, November 13, 2013

Bernard Tyson of Kaiser Permanente, on speaking your mind

The New York Times, November 12, 2013

Cuts in hospital subsidies threaten safety-net care

The New York Times, November 11, 2013



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CFO Exchange Insights Report: Finance Leaders on the Impact of the Big Clinical Shift

At the third annual HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, leaders discuss strategies for a major shift in healthcare: transforming from a provider organization built for high volume into one that can manage the health of a population cost effectively. Free Download >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

Population Health and the Analytics Opportunity

Innovators are blending technology with new care models while targeting high-risk patients in a patient-centered strategy. >>>

 

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