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Looming Budget Cuts Make Hospital Belt-Tightening Increasingly Difficult

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 5, 2012

Ongoing reductions in federal funding for healthcare in the fiscal 2013 budget and beyond could make it disproportionately more difficult and more expensive for hospitals that rely on Medicare to borrow money, Moody's Investors Service says.

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Medicare Patients Given Fewer Treatment Options

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 5, 2012

More than one-third of Medicare patients who underwent a prostatectomy, and 90% who had elective insertion of a coronary stent, said their physicians gave them no advance information about more conservative options, says a survey conducted by the Dartmouth Institute's Informed Medical Decisions Foundation.

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ACO Lessons from Early Adopters Are Invaluable

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, March 2, 2012

Not everyone can afford to take on the risk that comes with diving into an accountable care model. That's why it's important to learn from the early adopters: Because if you haven't taken the plunge already, you will soon.

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Impact Analysis Report: Value-Based Purchasing—Facing the HCAHPS Hurdle

By: February 7, 2012

New research finds that 25% of organizations have not yet begun preparing for VBP. Get additional data in this final report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, with analysis and insight from leaders at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Hackensack University Medical Center, Piedmont Healthcare, Griffin Hospital, and Sharp Healthcare. 

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Webcast: Marketing to Overcome Physician Recruitment Hurdles

By: February 29, 2012

Date: March 30, 2012
About: Save time and money by targeting, recruiting, and retaining "best-fit" physician candidates using proven marketing tactics. Featuring three marketing and recruiting industry leaders from diverse regions, hospital sizes, and backgrounds, this webcast has a new format that allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to get the answers your organization needs.

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