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Capitation is at the Door, Will You Be The One Who Knocks?

Philip Betbeze

There's a pretty fair divide among organizations that operate comfortably under a capitation reimbursement arrangement?and those that don't. Which one are you? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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." >>>

Nurses Rap Payment Models Recommended by AMA

A recommendation from the American Medical Association calls for physicians to determine how care teams are paid. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners calls the AMA's link of reimbursements to physician-led teams "anti-competitive." >>>

Physician Executive Compensation Growth Slow, but Healthy

Even though compensation growth has slowed a bit—CEOs report a gain of only 4% over two years—the demand for physician executives continues to increase. Median annual pay reported by doctors in executive roles is $325,000. >>>

Slideshow: HLM Council Members Take On the Readmissions Challenge

Hospital and health system leaders explain why 30-day readmissions is the clinical quality metric that presents their greatest challenge and describe their management strategies around it. >>>

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. >>>

Workflow Changes Could Relieve PCP Shortage

Primary care physicians waste on average about 30 minutes each day, and nurses waste 60 minutes per physician per day, on tasks that could be altered to take substantially less time, a study finds. >>>

Tough Economy No Excuse for Lax Fundraising

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. >>>



CFO Exchange Insights Report

CFO Exchange Insights Report: Protecting Margins, Fueling Growth

Chief financial officers have been looking for ways to streamline processes and achieve cost savings for years, yet they still believe there is more they can do to cut operating expenses and protect margins. At the CFO Exchange held this fall, they discussed new tactics for new payment models. Free Downloads >>>



News Headlines

White House moves forward with Obamacare fix

The Hill, November 22, 2013

Healthcare industry vested in success of Obamacare

Los Angeles Times, November 22, 2013

Spending more and getting less for healthcare

The New York Times, November 22, 2013

Obamacare bailout sought as effort planned to bypass site

Bloomberg, November 21, 2013

Many exchange health plans exclude top hospitals

St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Associated Press, November 21, 2013

Lower health increases could spur job growth, analysts say

Detroit Free Press / USA Today, November 21, 2013

Healthcare regulator's move to Kaiser under investigation

Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2013

Safety-net hospitals lose more under Medicare's quality-based payments

The Washington Post, November 20, 2013

Johnson & Johnson to offer $2.5 billion hip device settlement

The New York Times, November 20, 2013

Baptist Health System settles $3.5 million federal false claims lawsuit

Texas Public Radio, November 20, 2013



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