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CFOs Eye Brighter Financial Days Ahead
Karen Minich-Pourshadi, Senior Editor

Healthcare CFOs aren't optimistic about healthcare reform or the economy. Yet in spite of the pessimism, financial leaders think the future is looking up and capital expenditure plans are being dusted off. [Read More]
 
  June 27, 2011

 
Editor's Picks
Hospital Affiliations Have a Land Rush Feel
Standalone, independent community hospitals seem to be a quickly vanishing breed. They're not going out of business, at least not the vast majority. But many of them have read the writing on the wall?which points to greater investments in affiliated services such as home care, clinics, physician practices, and nursing homes, among others?and are concluding that they are unwilling, and in most cases, unable, to invest in these pieces of the care continuum. Instead, they are making preemptive moves to affiliate with larger regional partners, thus sacrificing their independence. [Read More]
5 Big Ideas from the AHIP Conference
Last week's conference for America's Health Insurance Plans featured three days of workshops, networking breakfasts, appearances by Tom Daschle, Nicholas Christakis, Mary Matalin and James Carville, and more than 30 sessions devoted to making some sense of the business of healthcare. Here are five concepts that had attendees buzzing. [Read More]
House Subcommittee Hears Testimony on Medicare SPS
A Congressional hearing on the Medicare Secondary Payer System draws testimony from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Government Accountability Office, consumer advocates, and insurance plan representatives. [Read More]
In Physician Recruiting, Local Needs Trump National Trends
Two national reports on physician recruiting and compensation confirm some of what we've suspected, but also show how complex and variable the process has become depending upon location and specialty. As in politics, it seems all healthcare is local. [Read More]
In Physician Recruiting, Local Needs Trump National Trends
Two national reports on physician recruiting and compensation confirm some of what we've suspected, but also show how complex and variable the process has become depending upon location and specialty. As in politics, it seems all healthcare is local. [Read More]
Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
Date: July 20, 2011
About: Integration will be the key to success in the accountable care era, whether your organization develops an official ACO or not. Organizations must develop strong relationships with employed and affiliated physicians. Join us to get alignment strategies to thrive in an increasingly integrated industry.
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Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs
Date: August 16, 2011
What: Attend on-site or participate via live webcast.
About: Get accountable care strategies from ACO pioneers Norton Healthcare, Humana, and Palmetto Health--first movers who already have experienced the challenges of building a new framework for healthcare delivery.
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Finance Forum
Healthcare Equipment Acquisition in an Improving Economy
Equipment financing, particularly of information technology such as electronic medical records, is a key acquisition strategy. An expert explains how healthcare organizations can strategically leverage their equipment financing.

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Finance Headlines
CHS Faces Pension Fund Shareholder Suit
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 27, 2011
'RomneyCare': A revolution that basically worked
The Boston Globe, June 27, 2011
Opinion: Why Google Health really failed: It's about the money
The Washington Post, June 27, 2011
Indianapolis' St. Francis defends charity care after negative report
Indianapolis Star, June 24, 2011
Dartmouth Revises Medicare Spending Variation Report
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 24, 2011
MA finds new system not cutting health costs
The Boston Globe, June 23, 2011
Healthcare spending waste: The international edition
The Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2011
 
 
Webcasts/Rounds
Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs
August 16, 2011
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Money Talk

Who's Up and Who's Down?

Sheridan Healthcare, Sunrise, FL
Rating: B
Outlook: Positive
Affected Debt: $160 million <