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Feds Offer New Rules for States' ACA Waivers

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2011

Under the Affordable Care Act, State Innovation Waivers will be available in 2017. The Obama administration, however, has said it supports legislation that would make waivers available to states beginning in 2014, under certain conditions.

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Emory Healthcare, Saint Joseph's Hospital Form Partnership

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2011

 The partnership will give Emory the controlling stake, but allow the Catholic hospital to keep its religious affiliation and avoid an outright sale. It will create the largest health system in Georgia.

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NYC Health Execs Named in Federal Bribery Case

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2011

Two New York City healthcare executives, a gynecologist, and a healthcare consultant are among eight people charged with bribery, conspiracy, fraud, and related offenses for their alleged roles in an influence peddling scheme involving three state legislators, federal prosecutors say.

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ACOs: From Volume to Value

By: Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2011

Potential cost savings from accountable care organizations are in pharmaceuticals, hospital admissions, ED usage, procedures, and high-end ancillary services, which creates a significant business model conflict. Forward-focused leaders offer insights on flipping the business model to succeed as an ACO.

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10 Healthcare Reform Market Changes Affecting Physicians

By: Laura P. Jacobs, MPH, for HealthLeaders Media, March 10, 2011

While specific regulations from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act  are still evolving, marketplace trends and healthcare reform have clear implications for physicians regarding private payer initiatives, physician-hospital integration, and government action.

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Bleeder to Feeder: How an ED Turned Its Business Around

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, March 11, 2011

The challenges at one Texas hospital's emergency department were numerous, but they all boiled down to a left-without-being-seen rate of 8-10%. Here's how hospital leaders re-engineered the department and its processes and stopped seeing business walk out the door.

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Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services

By: February 14, 2011

Given the growing trend toward all-inclusive cancer centers, do you know how to differentiate your own oncology services to protect and grow your market share? Your oncology care is distinct. Its marketing should be, too. Join HealthLeaders Media on March 31 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and a case study, for valuable lessons from marketing leaders.

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Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform

By: February 14, 2011

Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy.

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