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Hospital Mergers Unlikely to be Affected by Antitrust Ruling

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 21, 2013

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that makes it harder for local hospital authorities to claim immunity from federal antitrust laws will likely have little practical effect on most deals that would merge hospitals.

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Weight Loss Surgery Doesn't Cut Health Costs

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 21, 2013

Bariatric surgery patients have lower costs for medication and physician's office visits up to six years later, but those savings are offset by more hospitalizations and hospital costs, health economists say.

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Looming Sequestration Cuts Put Rural Providers on Edge

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 20, 2013

With 40% of rural facilities already operating at a loss, a 2% cut about to be triggered by unchecked legislation "is incredibly challenging," says an official at the National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Institute.

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Most States Shun Fed HIE Partnerships, But Seek Accommodations

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, February 20, 2013

As unlikely as it may have seemed in the early planning stages of health insurance exchanges, most states have opted for federally run exchanges. A few will go it alone. But only seven states have chosen to partner with the government.

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Brain and Spine Centers Jockey for Position

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, February 20, 2013

Cross-town competitors for Ohio's neuroscience patients may be downplaying their rivalry for market share, but pre-launch marketing tactics may be giving one institution an early edge.

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Webcast: Physician Compensation Under Population-Based Reimbursement

By: January 28, 2013

Date: March 26, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Join Summa Health and ECG Management Consultants on a live webcast to gain the tools you need to build a new compensation model for practicing medicine in the new era of healthcare.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Heartland Health: Performance Improvement Lessons

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2013

Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner Heartland Health reveals how it has built a culture around performance improvement. Learn how to identify new opportunities for collaboration. Find out how to implement best practices for evidence-based population care management. And start delivering a better patient experience.

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