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Healthcare Costs Top $20K Per Family

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 16, 2012

The national annual cost of medical care for a typical family of four with PPO coverage has edged up over $20,000 for the first time, according to the actuarial and consulting firm, Milliman.  

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Aetna Building National ACO Network

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 16, 2012

The health insurer is investing $1 billion to create a national network of accountable care organizations over the next five years. It already has 10 agreements in place and expects to have a total of 20 under contract by year end.

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Berwick on Analytics: Technology Is Ready, but Doctors Need Help

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, May 15, 2012

Don Berwick, MD, former administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and founding CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, talks about data analytics and healthcare IT.

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Grow Your Own Nurse Leaders

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, May 15, 2012

Taking its cue from the Institute of Medicine's landmark Future of Nursing report, UnitedHealth will pay for 30 registered nurses to get their master's degrees and learn how to be educators themselves.

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Webcast: Tactics for Valuing Medical Practices: Buying, Selling and Mergers

By: May 15, 2012

Date: May 31, 2012
About: From administrative issues to physician compensation, timing, and cultural fit, negotiating requires hospital and physician leaders to respond to the key motivations and market realities that come with buying or selling a physician practice. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access.

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Intelligence Report: Volume, Flow, and Safety Issues in the ED

By: May 15, 2012

As health systems try to improve their EDs, healthcare leaders are watching the financial framework with caution. About 80% say they expect their ED revenue margins will worsen as a result of healthcare reform and 78% say their reimbursement also will get worse, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

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