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Tough Economy No Excuse for Lax Fundraising

Rene Letourneau, Senior Editor for HealthLeaders Media

A development executive at a Maine hospital argues that a soft economy is no reason to miss fundraising goals. Chief development officers and CEOs must simply work harder to refine their strategies and solidify relationships with donors, she says. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

OIG Calls for More Scrutiny of Medicare Hospital Outlier Payments

The distribution of outlier payments, intended to protect hospitals from losses from extraordinarily costly Medicare cases, is disproportionate and ought to be monitored better, says the Office of Inspector General. >>>

AHA: Hospitals Can Pay Patients' HIX Premiums

In a legal advisory to hospitals, the American Hospital Association asserts that the federal government's own regulations "clearly allow for another person or organization to pay the insurance premium for the enrolling individual." >>>

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. >>>

'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. >>>

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. >>>

Toxic Politics Hinder Debate on Healthcare Cost Drivers

Healthcare has become "a surrogate for all the other problems of the country," and "patients have been disenfranchised in the process," says the leader of a Johns Hopkins study on factors that drive healthcare cost growth. >>>

Rethinking Retirement Plans for Healthcare Workers

Many provider organizations are taking a hard look at the design of their pension plans and opting for a new benefit structure that reduces their financial risk. >>>

Senior ED Program is a Winner By Almost Every Measure

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. >>>



CFO Exchange Insights Report

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 >>>



News Headlines

Opinion: How we got Obamacare to work

The Washington Post, November 18, 2013

Efficiency push comes at a price for IN hospitals

The Miami Herald / The Daily Journal, November 18, 2013

Healthcare deductibles a shock to MI consumers

Detroit Free Press, November 18, 2013

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

NPR, November 15, 2013

FL may have to prop up Medicaid pay for doctors

Orlando Sentinel, November 15, 2013

Health law enrollment figures far lower than initial estimates

The New York Times, November 14, 2013

Officials say they don't know cost of health website fixes

The New York Times, November 14, 2013

Another top Upstate Medical administrator steps down amid pay investigation

The Post-Standard, November 14, 2013

AZ Governor seeks money to recruit more nurses

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, November 14, 2013

Obamacare rollout: Doctors concerned about patients, care, fees

CBS News, November 12, 2013



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




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

 

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