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Observation Status Costly for Hospitals

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 12, 2013

Hospitals take a financial hit when patients are assigned observation status. Surprising study results show that "though the cost of hospital observation care costs less, reimbursement per encounter is proportionally a lot less."

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Parkland Board Releases Consultant's Report

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 12, 2013

A report commissioned by the Parkland Health & Hospital System board of managers in Dallas makes a score of recommendations for improving governance practices at the troubled safety net health system.

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Meet the Mother of All Patient Registries

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 11, 2013

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is building a massive patient database to help healthcare providers identify effectiveness projects years before researchers get around to publishing their analyses.

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Physician Compensation Models Are Upside Down

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, July 11, 2013

The Dean Clinic has navigated through tough waters toward a value-based physician compensation model. It is an outlier. More commonly, physician and hospital contracts are top-heavy with volume, not value, a physician recruiter says.

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Strategic Toolkit for Physician-Focused Solutions — Save 66%

By: June 19, 2013

Learn how leading organizations have achieved physician-hospital alignment through viable physician recruitment, retention, and management strategies:

•"Patient Experience and HCAHPS: Little Consensus on a Top Priority"

•"Physician Alignment: Integration Over Independence"

•"Collaborative Care: Hospitals Balance Risk and Revenue With Physicians"

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