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Employers Weigh Risks, Benefits of Private Exchanges

Lena J. Weiner, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

One advantages of adopting a private health exchange is that it takes the responsibility of administering health insurance benefits off of HR's plate completely. But there's more to know before making the leap. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Wanted: Nurse PhDs

The co-director of a nursing scholars program says doctoral degrees can help nurses become visionary thinkers, researchers, policy makers, and leaders. >>>

CVS Ramps Up Retail Clinics with Provider Affiliations

A new player in the healthcare delivery system is taking on an old challenge: primary care. >>>

CA Fines 8 Hospitals for Medical Errors

In the latest round of medical errors leading to fines in California hospitals, the state has levied financial penalties totaling $775,000 for placing 10 patients in immediate jeopardy of serious injury or death. >>>

Doctors Feel Pressure to Accept Risk-based Reimbursement

As insurers step up efforts to cover more lives with value- and performance-based contracts, physicians are under the gun to adapt to an altered reimbursement reality. >>>

Roundtable: To Arrest HAIs, Culture Trumps Campaigns

The prevention and treatment of hospital-acquired infections depends less on procedures and more on culture, leadership, and organizational commitment, say five healthcare leaders who recently joined with HealthLeaders Media for an in-depth conversation. >>>

Ascension, Carondelet to Partner with Tenet, Dignity Health

Under the deal, which has entered the due diligence phase, Tenet would become majority partner responsible for all operations of Carondelet's assets and Ascension would all but leave the Arizona market. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: The Cleveland Clinic and CHI Models for Cardiovascular Excellence

Date: August 27, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Leaders from Cleveland Clinic and Catholic Health Initiatives reveal how they have successfully positioned themselves for growth in the cardio service line through leadership training, partnerships, and better care coordination. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Maryland hospitals aren't reporting all errors and complications, experts say

The Baltimore Sun, July 28, 2014

Other hospitals help Hopkins pay $190 milion settlement

The Baltimore Sun, July 28, 2014

Sanford Health settles lawsuit alleging kickbacks to doctors

Argus Leader, July 28, 2014

New pay model leads some physicians to leave Mercy

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 28, 2014

PA doctor shoots patient who killed caseworker

USA Today, July 25, 2014

Opinion: Are patient privacy laws being misused to protect medical centers?

ProPublica / NPR, July 25, 2014

At Cleveland hospitals: Entry-level positions open, but more doctors and RNs needed

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 25, 2014

NC hospital leaders explore expansion strategy

Insurance News Net / The Wilson Daily Times, July 23, 2014

Cardiologists sever ties with Mercy, head back to private practice

St. Louis Business Journal, July 23, 2014

Hopkins agrees to pay $190 million to settle pelvic exam claims

The Baltimore Sun, July 22, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

New Goals, New Alliances

The historically adversarial relationship between providers and payers is shifting toward cautious cooperation as both sides recognize that they must implement structural and strategic changes to ensure their mutual survival. >>>

 

Transitioning to Bundled Payments

 

Preparing and Caring for Patients with Dementia



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