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Do Hospital CEOs or NFL Coaches Have Better Job Security?

Philip Betbeze

Healthcare CEO and NFL head coach are both high-pressure, high visibility, results-driven, highly competitive, and well compensated occupations with high turnover rates. Think twice before you answer. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

IPPS Proposed Rule Pinches Hospitals

The impact of proposed changes to Medicare's Inpatient Prospective Payment System in 2015 will vary from hospital to hospital, but federal officials predict providers will take a $241 million payment hit next year. >>>

Senate Committee Warms to HHS Nominee Burwell

Civil tone notwithstanding, several Republican senators say they will demand more transparency about the successes and failures of Obamacare from Sylvia Mathews Burwell than from her predecessor, Kathleen Sebelius. >>>

Find Deeper Healthcare Supply Chain Savings

Having already picked most of the low-hanging fruit, provider organizations are looking for—and finding—new ways to spend less on materials. >>>

Providers' Trust in Payers 'Abominably Low'

A survey designed to measure the level of trust that hospital executives have in health insurance companies finds several factors that contribute to low scores, including the length of time it takes for claims to be paid, and the rates hospitals and physicians are paid. >>>

Tornado Lashes Hospital, CEO Puts Focus on Recovery

The interim CEO of a small Mississippi hospital survived a devastating tornado, but his hospital did not. Though he mourns the loss of life and property, his outlook is strategic: "Let's make the best of it and come out of it better." >>>

How Making Hospital Quality Data Public Affects Providers

Healthcare leaders are finding that posting quality scores and outcomes, both good and bad, can be beneficial for staff as well as patients. >>>

Retire ICD-9 Before it Turns 40

ICD-9, envisioned in 1975 and oblivious to all that has occurred in the ensuing 39 years of medicine, needs to go. Everyone in healthcare knows it. >>>

UPMC's Homegrown Tool for Activity-Based Costing

Calculating the true cost of care is essential for evidence-based medicine, reduced variation of care, and the new world of value-based purchasing. UPMC built its own tool for use across its 22 hospitals. >>>



CEO Exchange Insights Report

CEO Exchange Insights Report: Flexibility and Accountability

Executives at the second annual HealthLeaders Media CEO Exchange discussed the importance of creating new partnerships with physicians and the need to assess and embrace risk. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

Report: Excitement over healthcare spending may be overblown

The Hill, May 9, 2014

Healthcare.gov looks like a bargain compared with state exchanges

NPR / Kaiser Health News, May 9, 2014

Study: Obamacare premiums may see double-digit rise

The Hill, May 9, 2014

EHR swaps coming for many healthcare organizations

InformationWeek, May 9, 2014

Hospitals are cutting down on their deadly mistakes, HHS says

The Washington Post, May 8, 2014

Cancer doctors join insurers in US drug-cost revolt

Bloomberg, May 8, 2014

$4.8M is heftiest HIPAA penalty yet from federal regulators

GovInfoSecurity.com, May 8, 2014

Former Obamacare czar wants to make single-payer happen

VOX, May 8, 2014

Chemo costs in US driven higher by shift to hospital outpatient facilities

Kaiser Health News, May 7, 2014

Feds reject LSU hospital deals

ABC News / Associated Press, May 5, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Physicians at the Crossroads

Doctors are facing critical decisions that will affect their future role in healthcare delivery, especially when it comes to developing care and payment models. >>>

 

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