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HMA Board Approves $7.6B CHS Acquisition

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 14, 2013

The transaction cleared a key sticking point when Glenview Capital Management, which owns 14.5% of Health Management Associates stock, agreed to the sale. Community Health Systems is expected to complete its acquisition during the first quarter of 2014.

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Anatomy of a Readmissions Master Plan

By: Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media, November 14, 2013

Memorial Hermann leaders have been able to reduce preventable readmissions by closing care continuum gaps.

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Toxic Politics Hinder Debate on Healthcare Cost Drivers

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 13, 2013

Healthcare has become "a surrogate for all the other problems of the country," and "patients have been disenfranchised in the process," says the leader of a Johns Hopkins study on factors that drive healthcare cost growth.

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Individual Health Insurance Markets That Work, Part One

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, November 13, 2013

After a trip to Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia, the chief marketing officer of a Massachusetts payer discusses success factors for the direct-to-consumer markets she observed in her travels.

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How Highmark BCBS Helps Reduce Hospital Readmissions

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, November 13, 2013

Hospital readmission rates remain stubborn. Hoping to move the needle, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield has made its care transition program, which tracks readmissions indicators, mandatory for hospitals that have failed to meet a certain threshold.

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Intelligence Report: Restructuring Executive Compensation for the Shift From Volume to Value

By: November 14, 2013

This report reveals how the shift from volume to value is reshaping compensation and incentives and demanding new C-suite skills.

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Healthcare Marketing and Strategy Collection — 66% off!

By: October 28, 2013

This collection presents marketing best practices and lessons learned from Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Fairview, and other leading healthcare organizations, helping marketers to develop effective and measurable strategies that align with business goals.

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