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Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Healthcare M&A Activity Surges in Q2

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 26, 2012

Buoyed by two blockbuster deals, the dollar value of healthcare services mergers and acquisitions tripled during the second quarter of 2012 compared with business activity among physician groups, hospitals, and managed care firms during the comparable quarter in 2011, a report shows.

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NAPH Chief Warns of 'Disaster' if States Don't Expand Medicaid

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 26, 2012

Bruce Siegel, MD, CEO of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, says he hopes the Department of Health and Human Services finds a way to persuade states to expand Medicaid. Otherwise, "hundreds of hospitals" will be impacted.

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Revealed: What's Really Driving Up Healthcare Costs

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 25, 2012

A study of three billion health insurance claims from Aetna, Humana, and UnitedHealthcare makes it plain. For one particular group, the price of healthcare services themselves increased faster than either utilization or the intensity of those services.

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Hospitals Tie In to Olympics' Goodwill

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, July 25, 2012

Olympics fervor is in full swing. Three healthcare organizations are doing a great job of tying into the goodwill, either by associating with athletes or sending their own clinicians.

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Rural Hospitals Prep for 'March' on Washington

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 25, 2012

Renewed funding for Medicare-dependent hospitals and optimism are on the agenda as the National Rural Health Association takes its message to Congress, where a pending bill to preserve funding is one of the few that has bipartisan support in both chambers.

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Webcast: Physician-Hospital Alignment After the ACA Decision

By: July 24, 2012

Date: August 7, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
New models of hospital/physician integration are proliferating in a dynamic healthcare market. Discover which model best suits your institution—now and into the future. Industry experts provide proven tactics in a customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access.

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Intelligence Report: Clinical Quality—Data is the Key to Survival

By: July 10, 2012

Healthcare organizations today overwhelmingly track clinical quality outcomes and patient safety metrics. However, while 76% are implementing EHRs, only 44% say the systems benefit patient safety, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report or Premium version with exclusive research and analysis.

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