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Monday, May 9, 2011

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Hospitals Add 10K Jobs in April

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 9, 2011

For the second consecutive month, the healthcare sector has created jobs, Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary data show.

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Get Ready for Healthcare Conglomerates

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, April 14, 2011

The business case for healthcare conglomerates seems compelling, thanks to federal demonstration projects, accountable care organizations, and bundled payment initiatives.

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GBC to Open AZ Burn Center

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 9, 2011

California-based Grossman Burn Center says the facility it will open at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix this summer will provide acute and reconstructive burn care, rehabilitation, and post-treatment support.

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Conviction in $9.1 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 9, 2011

The operators of a fraudulent Michigan HIV-infusion therapy outpatient clinic have been convicted of various charges by a federal jury, the departments of Justice and Health and Human Services announced.

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4 Ways to Refocus Your Strategic Planning

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, May 6, 2011

It's not a smart move to continue to lag in strategic planning. If the recession caused you to cut back on strategic planning via layoffs or by moving employees to other tasks, now's the time to rebuild. Strategic leaders at Geisinger Health System offer some tips.

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Impact Analysis: Leaders Respond to CMS' Proposed ACO Regulations

By: May 4, 2011

The proposed regulations are indeed out, but what do they really mean to your organization and the industry? Get reactions from leaders at hospitals, health plans, and physician practices that are already well-versed in ACOs, including Monarch Healthcare, Alegent Health, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan /Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Geisinger Health System, Dean Health System, and Scripps Health. LINK:

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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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