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Parkland Dismissals Linked to Patient Safety, Accountability

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, March 15, 2012

Over the past three months, at least 75 employees at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas have been among staff "encouraged to leave" in a widespread shakeup at the much-maligned hospital system.

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BCBS Settlement Details $17M in Corrective Actions

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, March 15, 2012

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee has agreed to a $1.5 million settlement over potential HIPAA security violations and another $17 million in breach response costs. Compliance efforts might have saved it millions, experts say.

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Your Hospital is Not Invisible

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2012

It doesn't matter if your hospital is in midtown Manhattan or Manhattan, KS. It doesn't matter how many beds you have or how high you scored with HealthGrades. If you've got problems, you'd better be prepared with answers.

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State Health Benefit Mandates Come with New Costs

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2012

Insurance coverage requirements enacted by state legislatures across the country have always been a sore point among insurers in the individual and small group market. Under healthcare reform, they may come bearing new costs.

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Marketing Know-How Revs Physician Recruitment Strategy

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2012

Roughly one in five leaders say they expect their primary care, orthopedics, cardiology, and oncology service lines to grow by 6% or more. But first they'll need to step up their physician recruitment efforts.

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Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy

By: February 14, 2012

This comprehensive book dissects the integral components of ACOs from the view of physicians, providers, and payers and analyzes CMS's final regulations. Get the book that provides specifics on incorporating accountable care structure and strategy into your organization and enter the ACO era prepared and positioned to succeed.

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ACOs: Tailoring Your Own Solution

By: November 21, 2011

The HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange brought together 30 top finance leaders from hospitals and health systems to share ideas on how to best guide their organizations through the uncertainty brought about by specific healthcare mandates and general economic upheaval. The report reveals that leaders are developing their own ACO solutions, rather than relying on governmental ACO structures.

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