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Monday, April 25, 2011

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Tenet Board Rejects CHS Cash Offer

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 25, 2011

Saying a reconfigured all-cash offer from Community Health Systems "grossly undervalues the company," Tenet Healthcare's board of directors has unanimously rejected the offer.

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ACP Calls for National Strategy on Healthcare for Immigrants

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 25, 2011

In response to legislative efforts by some states to curb medical services for undocumented persons, the American College of Physicians has issued a position paper outlining seven steps to ensure care to the nation's immigrant population.

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Rehab Hospitals Retooling

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, April 25, 2011

Coordination between acute care and rehabilitation hospitals can improve outcomes, and so can cooperation among rehab centers themselves, analysis shows.

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3 in 4 Employers to Increase Health Plan Deductibles or Copays

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, April 25, 2011

While more than half of employers surveyed by an employee benefits advisory firm say they believe they should shoulder the brunt of future health plan premium increases, three quarters say they will continue to shift benefit costs to employees.

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ACOs Generate High Interest, But Is Bar Set Too High?

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, April 22, 2011

The level of risk associated with forming an accountable care organization is giving pause to a 130-physician multispecialty clinic whose CEO's initial enthusiasm has been tempered. The government just might have a problem on its hands.

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Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care

By: April 4, 2011

Patient-centered healthcare IS accountable care— accountable for quality, for value, and for patient satisfaction. Join us on April 27 live from Griffin Hospital and Planetree, recognized pioneers in patient-centered care, with more actionable strategies from invited thought leaders at Sharp Memorial and the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot.

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Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations

By: April 5, 2011

Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders from St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital.

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Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era

By: April 14, 2011

Reform, reimbursement, and reintegration—a triple threat to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) or new opportunities for ROI? Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to learn how to increase the financial return of ASC operations from leaders with proven ambulatory care ROI.

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