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Monday, November 28, 2011

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Behind 5 Major Health Plan Acquisitions

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, November 28, 2011

We look at the strategies behind five major deals this year involving Cigna, Highpoint, Wellpoint, UnitedHealthGroup, and Aetna, in which the insurers have emphasized horizontal integration, vertical integration, and international opportunities.

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ICD-10: Mandate and Opportunity

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, November 28, 2011

While most providers cringe at the idea of being told what to do by Uncle Sam, the impending coding upgrade does open pathways to enhance quality outcomes. But getting to that point could take a while.

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M&A and the Cost of Quality

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 28, 2011

In our annual Industry Survey, 31% of top healthcare leaders say their organization is likely to acquire another, and 15% expected to be acquired. We ask four health leaders for their views on the long-term impact that this wave of consolidation will have on improving the overall quality of care while reducing cost.

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With Rate-Setting Proposal, MA Leads Pricing Race to the Bottom

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, November 18, 2011

Under a proposed plan, Massachusetts state officials would be empowered to reject certain rates charged by hospitals for medical services if the recommendations of a panel of "healthcare stakeholders, lawmakers, and experts," are accepted.

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NEW: Cost Containment—Overcoming Challenges

By: November 21, 2011

90% of leaders say they have succeeded in cutting costs without harming outcomes or patient satisfaction, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

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Webcast: On-Call Compensation—Data-Driven Solutions

By: November 7, 2011

Date: December 6, 2011
About: By engaging physicians in a data-driven approach to payment, you can develop a workable solution to the call coverage conundrum. Join compensation experts from Children's Hospital of Orange County and ECG Management for strategies for affordable, sustainable call compensation.

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