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Pioneer ACO Model Offers Participants More Flexibility

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, December 20, 2011

Thirty-two healthcare systems have been selected to participate as Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations, an accelerated version of the original shared savings ACO program. Pioneer participants come from 18 states and include large independent practice associations, integrated delivery systems, and physician-based and hospital-based teams that represent 860,000 Medicare beneficiaries.

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Many Docs Negative on Healthcare Reform

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 20, 2011

Many physicians believe healthcare reform won't reduce costs or improve access to care, but it will mean less income and autonomy for them, a new survey finds—despite admitting a low level of knowledge about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Meaningful Use Challenges Detailed

By: Greg Freeman, December 13, 2011

Providers who have successfully achieved stage 1 meaningful use can attest that the effort is challenging, and they offer some lessons learned.

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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, December 19, 2011

In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. Some are longtime industry fixtures; others would clearly be considered outsiders.  These are their stories.

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Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment

By: November 7, 2011

Date: December 20, 2011
About: Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit to your budget, and most facilities have turnover rates that are much higher. Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute webcast and Q&A, featuring Brett Walker, director, physician & provider recruiting, at Indiana University Health and J. Gregory Stovall, MD, senior VP of medical affairs for Trinity Mother Frances Health System. Learn proven techniques and strategies to address your recruitment and retention challenges.

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Impact Analysis Report: ACOs—Tailoring Your Own Solution

By: December 6, 2011

This second report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange provides ACO analysis and insight from leaders at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Novant Health, North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and Sanford Health, including that 33% of leaders expect a positive overall ROI for their ACO strategy in 5 years.

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