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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Medicare Targeted for Cuts Under HHS Budget

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, February 14, 2012

Under the Department of Health and Human Services' proposed budget, Medicare providers would see their reimbursements slashed by $297 million over ten years. There is no provision for a "doc fix" to resolve the sustainable growth rate formula problem.

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Not-for-Profit Hospitals' Community Spending Detailed

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

A study sponsored by the American Hospital Association shows that not-for-profit hospitals average more than 11% of total expenses on benefits to their communities.

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Can a True-Cost Model Save Your Hospital?

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, February 13, 2012

It's no secret that healthcare costs are out of control. For finance leaders who want to get serious about cutting costs, process-based cost modeling may be the answer.

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Insurer Trains Nurse Care Coordinators

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 13, 2012

Nurses who work in primary care physicians' offices are being specially trained as population care coordinators to manage follow-up care and the transition to patient-centered medical homes.

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NEW: Industry Survey 2012

By: February 14, 2012

Our fourth-annual Industry Survey features a new CEO report, an overall cross-sector report, and individual reports targeting Senior Leaders, Finance, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now.

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Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy

By: February 14, 2012

This comprehensive book dissects the integral components of ACOs from the view of physicians, providers, and payers and analyzes CMS's final regulations. Get the book that provides specifics on incorporating accountable care structure and strategy into your organization and enter the ACO era prepared and positioned to succeed.

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