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Monday, January 30, 2012


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TX Strikes Out on MLR Waiver Request

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, January 30, 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has rejected what has become a standard argument among waiver applicants, that the 80% medical loss ratio requirement would destabilize the state's individual market and cause insurers to withdraw.

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Outpatient Move Saves Hospital

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, January 30, 2012

An expanded physical therapy program helps save a 22-licensed-bed critical access hospital in Illinois, a facility that nearly shut down because of fiscal and management problems.

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Physician Independence Not Incompatible With Reform

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, January 27, 2012

Many independent physicians are throwing up their hands about their ability to remain so in an environment that appears to actively discourage it. But while autonomy appears to be the tougher road, it may eventually be the more rewarding one.

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Intelligence Report: M&A—Hospitals Take Control

By: January 12, 2012

More than three-quarters of organizations are exploring or have M&A deals under way, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

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Book: The Complete Guide to Strategic Marketing for the Cardiovascular Service Line

By: January 18, 2012

Get key marketing concepts, practical tools, and straightforward ideas to augment a cardiovascular service line administrator's ever-expanding skill set, help overall service line performance, and create real value.

 

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