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Small Doesn't Mean Doomed

Philip Betbeze

Innovation, partnerships, and execution will determine success, not scale, says the CEO of Genesis Health System in IA. To the many overtures for consolidation, he is confident that the right answer is "no." >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CMS Sets 2014 Pay Rates for Hospital Outpatient and Physician Services

The new rules reflect changes in healthcare, says CMS, but hospital and medical groups express disappointment and call for attendant SGR reform. >>>

The 5 Biggest Healthcare Finance Trouble Spots

Healthcare finance executives have had more than their share of challenges to deal with in 2013. Which ones top the list—and will continue to be headaches in 2014? >>>

Hospital M&A Volume Up, Value Down in 3Q

The volume and value of hospital mergers and acquisitions increased in the third quarter of 2013 when compared with the same period in 2012, although the fundamental reasons for the market consolidations are essentially the same, according to a PwC report. Healthcare sector churn is far from settled. >>>

Douglas Hawthorne—A Chance to Do Something Big

Douglas Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, has repeatedly made big bets on where the puck is going in healthcare, and those bets have almost always paid off. Now his behemoth health system is seeking to take responsibility for caring for individuals over a lifetime. Making that change pay off financially is the critical challenge. From the 2013 HealthLeaders 20. >>>

States Rejecting Medicaid Expansion Forgo Billions in Federal Funds

The 20 states rejecting Medicaid expansion are leaving billions of dollars in federal funds on the table, even as the taxpayers of those states pay for the expansion costs for states that accept the deal. >>>

Safety Net Executives Renew Call to Preserve DSH Payments

Leaders of 250 safety net hospitals protest that the statutory cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital funding—more than $18 billion through 2019—are unjustifiable since about half the states have rejected Medicaid coverage expansion. >>>

Not-for-Profit Hospitals Find Opportunity Amid Uncertainty

While the uncertainty around healthcare reform and lower reimbursements will prove a challenge in the near future, hospital leaders also see opportunities to succeed within local markets. >>>



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

Will Obamacare cancel 100 million plans?

The Washington Post, December 6, 2013

Minnesota Nursing Board votes to seek more disciplinary power

Star Tribune, December 6, 2013

WI lawmakers consider delay in state Medicaid changes

Reuters, December 5, 2013

NH hospital wants network decision documents

Boston.com / Associated Press, December 5, 2013

UnitedHealthcare, doctors fight in federal court over physician network cuts

The Hartford Courant, December 4, 2013

Why eliminating 'hospital purgatories' would save billions of dollars

PBS NewsHour, December 4, 2013

Updated Healthcare.gov gets mixed reviews

Boston.com / Associated Press, December 4, 2013

Why fixing Healthcare.gov won't fix the fight over Obamacare

The Washington Post, December 3, 2013

Controlling healthcare costs

The New Yorker, December 3, 2013

Medicare seeks to curb spending on post-hospital care

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, December 2, 2013



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