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Thursday, December 20, 2012

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SGR Dangles Over Fiscal Cliff

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, December 20, 2012

Elimination of the sustainable growth rate formula is a negotiating point in Washington, but it's potential demise would not fully resolve physicians' fiscal problems. The government must also confront funding gaps that affect healthcare providers.

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CA Hospital Margins on the Rise

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 20, 2012

Five years of data reflecting total margin or net income margin show that California hospitals are emerging from economic recession and have begun posting modest profits.

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Payers' Role in Health Insurance Exchanges Unclear

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, December 19, 2012

We have a good idea of how states will approach health insurance exchanges, but in which states will health plans participate? Commercial payers already in the group and individual markets appear to be in the best position to take part.

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In Defense of Hospital Ad Spending

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, December 19, 2012

Media criticism of healthcare dollars spent on marketing and advertising is abundant, but leaders know that it's difficult to care for a community if people don't know who you are, what you stand for, and the services you provide.

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NJ Hospital Closures May be Offset by Incentives

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 19, 2012

A bill, wending its way through the New Jersey legislature, would allow generous tax credits for developers who buy former hospitals that have lost their state certificate of need and repurpose the buildings as medical arts malls.

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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 with interactive Q&A on Scott & White's physician-led delivery model.

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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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