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Monday, January 10, 2011


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Hospital Mergers Outlook Bright for 2011

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 10, 2011

The Top 10 hospital mergers and acquisitions of 2010 were valued at about $3.8 billion, and one observer predicts that this trend will continue in 2011, as healthcare reforms kick in, the economic picks up, and sharp-eyed investors with lots of money to spend look for bargains.

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Healthcare Created Quarter of a Million Jobs in 2010

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 7, 2011

Hospitals nearly doubled their rate of job creation from 2009, and ambulatory healthcare services continued to be the major driver of overall healthcare job creation last year, Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary data shows.
 

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Beth Israel Deaconess CEO Levy to Step Down

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 7, 2011

Paul F. Levy, the beleaguered CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and an outspoken champion for healthcare transparency, announced his resignation on Friday.

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How to Appeal Denied Claims

By: Julie McCoy, for HealthLeaders Media, January 10, 2011

Providers should consider the appeals process a routine part of managing the practice’s revenues and have a standardized, formal plan for appealing denied claims. Here's advice providers should use as they develop their strategy.

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4 Leadership Priorities for the New Year

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, January 7, 2011

Now that you've had a few months to digest some of the big changes coming to the healthcare industry, drill down on these four tactics designed to make 2011 a year of refining and improving leadership skills amidst a backdrop of change.

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Audio conference: Under IRS Scrutiny: Ensuring Compliant Hospital-Physician Compensation Plans

By: January 10, 2011

As hospitals and physician practices continue merging for survival, hospital-physician integration is of growing interest to the IRS and is increasingly subject to scrutiny from regulators. Additionally, the new Form 990 disclosure requirements related to highly paid officers or employees have created an easily accessible public format for viewing executive compensation. Join HealthLeaders Media on February 16, 1 p.m. (EST), for this 60-minute audio conference, including Q&A, to get the analysis and strategies you need for current tax law requirements. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9412&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services

By: December 16, 2010

Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women’s loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women’s health marketing experts. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9339&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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