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Why Interim Leadership is On the Upswing

Philip Betbeze

Faced with a potential mushroom cloud of new regulations and new business models, interim leaders can quickly take the reins and make difficult decisions. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Tavenner: No ICD-10 Delay, But Expect Some MU Relief

CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner has announced that the ICD-10 deadline will not be delayed, but she is offering relief to providers, payers, and health information technology vendors struggling to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements. >>>

PCMH Pilot Not Associated with Cost Reductions, Study Shows

A study of a three-year multi-practice patient-centered medical home pilot finds lackluster results. "We're now concerned that medical home transformations may not really achieve the goals set out for them at the rapid pace that people have hoped," says the study author. >>>

Retail Medicine Syncs with High-Deductible Health Plans

The rise of high-deductible health plans means more consumers will have healthcare coverage that mainly provides protection against catastrophic injury or illness. As these plans become more common, pharmacy chains and big box retailers are taking a greater interest in expanding their healthcare provider capacities. >>>

Providers and Payers Make Good Bedfellows

As health systems across the country look for ways to adapt to a changing marketplace and a wave of federally driven reform efforts, Sanford Health is enjoying the benefits of a strategic leap it took nearly two decades ago. >>>

Employer Mandate Delay Hurts NFP Hospitals' Credit Outlook

The delay in the employer mandate "causes a timing mismatch between the benefit of fewer uninsured patients and the negative impact hospitals face related to reduced payment updates and cuts to Medicare and Medicaid DSH," says Moody's Investor Services. >>>

3 Ways to Adapt When it Costs More to Get Paid the Same

The CFO of a medical center in Idaho shares three strategies he has implemented to reduce the cost of delivering care and to maximize his organization's resources. >>>

As Allegations Swirl, Baylor Plano Rejects Baldrige Award

Hospital officials say they have declined a prestigious national quality award because of a lawsuit alleging that a neurosurgeon they employed was incompetent and caused patient injuries and at least one death. >>>



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News Headlines

Citing 'distraction,' Quality Forum CEO resigns board seats

ProPublica, February 28, 2014

Healthcare pros react to Hillary Clinton's HIMSS speech

InformationWeek, February 28, 2014

Sebelius: US healthcare delivery system stuck in 20th century

The Hill, February 28, 2014

Co-Ops report early enrollment successes and expansion plans

Kaiser Health News, February 28, 2014

Health IT oversight guidance expected from federal agencies by end of March

Bloomberg BNA, February 27, 2014

Highmark won't pay hospital rates for care in physician offices

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 27, 2014

Obama: Health insurance enrollment at 4 million

The Kansas City Star / Associated Press, February 26, 2014

AR lawmakers to vote on funds for alternative to Obamacare

Reuters, February 25, 2014

NYC hospital agency deficit to more than triple to $1.4 billion

Bloomberg Businessweek, February 25, 2014

How to bring the price of healthcare into the open

The Wall Street Journal, February 24, 2014



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