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Why Half of All Healthcare CEOs Don't Want to Be in an ACO

Philip Betbeze

In general, accountable care organization models are thought to carry too many variables and financial risks. Executives at smaller organizations balk because they see no structural model surrounding participation in ACOs that seems replicable. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Retail Medicine a Big Shift for 2014

With the growth in high-deductible health plans accelerating, "the healthcare business model is starting to turn from wholesale to retail," says the managing director of PwC's Health Research Institute. That means insurers must be ready to offer new products in a different way. >>>

A Letter to Healthcare Providers from a Consumer

Now that the rules of healthcare delivery have changed so dramatically, we need to be clear about our new relationship. If you thought haggling with insurance companies was rough, just wait until you hear my expectations. >>>

Top Quality Issues for 2014, Part 1

The pressure to reduce readmissions and preserve reimbursements will only increase in 2014. Healthcare providers will be especially concerned with curbing hospital-acquired conditions. >>>

Top Quality Issues for 2014, Part 2

Intolerance for diagnostic errors is just one of the top quality issues to watch for in 2014. >>>

Fresh Take on Hospital Discharges Cuts Readmissions

A multi-step approach to hospital discharges redefines them as 'transitions' and is driving down readmission rates at Detroit Medical Center. To really address readmissions, healthcare leaders must dissect the discharge process and sharpen a hospital-to-home program. >>>

How to Prepare for Revenue Cycle Changes in 2014

Kaleida Health is readying for revenue cycle uncertainty through predictive modeling, reallocated staff, and an emphasis on clinical documentation. But the impact of HIX remains unclear. >>>

Healthcare Spending Growth Hits 53-Year Low

Healthcare spending in 2012 grew more slowly than the growth of the overall economy, says CMS. While the Obama administration was quick to credit the healthcare reform law, federal actuaries cite other factors—chiefly the economic recession. >>>



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News Headlines

House set to vote on Healthcare.gov security bill

The Washington Post, January 10, 2014

Report: Effort to curb health costs should be 'led by the states'

Kaiser Health News, January 10, 2014

Medicare Part D's hopeful lessons for Obamacare

The Atlantic, January 10, 2014

Report finds billions wasted on healthcare

The Boston Globe, January 9, 2014

Feds, NY AG sue Novartis over Rx kickback scheme allegations

Star Tribune / Associated Press, January 9, 2014

Study: Supplemental plans raise Medicare costs 22%

Kaiser Health News, January 9, 2014

HMA holders approve sale to CHS

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 9, 2014

Generic, brand companies have concerns about FDA's proposed drug shortage rule

Bloomberg BNA, January 9, 2014

Non-profit health centers enter insurance realm

USA Today, January 8, 2014

US hospital shares rally as investors see reform boost

Reuters, January 8, 2014



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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

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