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Friday, December 14, 2012


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Medicare, Hospitals at Odds Over Payment for Sicker Patients

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 14, 2012

While hospitals are managing Medicare patients with rising rates of chronic disease, the federal government "doesn't want to pay more for the rising severity that has been uncovered by their new, more accurate payment system," says an analyst with the American Hospital Association.

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Healthcare's Senior Leadership Pay Continues to Rise

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, December 14, 2012

Across hospital and health system C-suites, compensation packages for senior executives continue to rise, though changes to incentive structures may be influencing the size of the increases.

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IHI: Time to Get Serious About Healthcare Quality, Costs

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 13, 2012

Keynote speakers at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's national conference urged healthcare leaders to crack the code on raising healthcare quality and reducing costs. Don Berwick, MD, did not mince words about where he thinks many of the improvements should come from.

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Fiscal Fix Needed for Physician Training

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, December 13, 2012

The Association of American Medical Colleges is worried about potential funding cutbacks that could upset physician training programs and result in increased physician shortages in the decade ahead.

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Rounds: Clinical Integration at Scott & White

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, November 5, 2012

Date: January 8, 2013, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
Scott & White physician leaders share how they created an extensive physician and executive leadership development program to bring clinical and business leadership skills together. Register to attend this three-hour virtual seminar on Scott & White's physician-led delivery model with interactive Q&A.

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Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy

By: February 14, 2012

Author: Coker Group

About: This is the first comprehensive book dissecting the integral components of accountable care organizations from physician, provider, and payer views. Includes analysis of the final CMS regulations. Learn strategies about the reimbursement model of the future from industry experts and position your facility for success.

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