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Tuesday, December 11, 2012


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HHS Details Limits to Medicaid Expansion

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 11, 2012

In a sweeping memorandum from its Secretary, the Department of Health and Human Services is providing details to states on Medicaid expansion, saying "the law does not provide for a phased-in or partial expansion."  The memo also addresses market reforms, healthcare exchanges, and payments to safety net hospitals.

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Healthcare Execs' Compensation Models Play Catch Up

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, December 11, 2012

While physician compensation models have begun transitioning from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance, healthcare executive compensation structures have yet to make a similar shift. But that change is under way.

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Healthcare’s Next Trick: Economic Stabilizer

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, December 10, 2012

Despite a November slowdown in healthcare job creation, the sector remains strong and will stabilize the rest of the economy, says one economist.

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CMS Bundled Payment Changes Untenable?

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, December 10, 2012

Recent changes by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation announced to its Bundled Payment Care Improvement Initiative could make pursuing its model untenable and even cause some applicants to drop out of the program, says a reviewer of bundled payment applications. Is that really an option?

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Webcast: Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

By: December 3, 2012

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

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Intelligence Report Premium: Executive Compensation—New Metrics and Skill Sets

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, November 6, 2012

Four in ten organizations are ready to overhaul their executive compensation plans. This report examines in detail how organizations are tying executive compensation to both financial performance and clinical metrics. This deep dive into compensation strategies includes three new case studies from Beebe Medical Center, Kern Medical Center, and Union Hospital; segmented peer data (over 400 charts) by region, setting, number of beds, and net patient revenues; and strategic recommendations and questions for your organization.

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