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Moody's Still Bearish on Not-for-Profit Hospitals

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2013

Uncertainty about reductions in Medicare reimbursements is one reason the not-for-profit hospital sector has lacked stability since at least 2008. And there is no indication that better days are near, says an analyst at the credit rating firm.

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Managed Care Contracts Need Scrutiny

By: Greg Freeman, January 28, 2013

Physician practices must pay extra attention to managed care contract negotiations as the healthcare industry implements reform. Contract terms may have more bite than in the past.

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M&A Forecast: 1 in 5 Hospitals to Realign Over Next Decade

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, January 25, 2013

Revenue is expected to plunge 25% and the incremental changes that hospitals and health systems are implementing are not likely to be enough to maintain independence for a large percentage of them.

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Webcast: Boost Patient Satisfaction Scores Through an Accountability Model

By: December 27, 2012

Date: February 14, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Ardent Health Services, Monroe Clinic, and The Baird Group drill down on tools and strategies they've used to create a sustainable patient experience model based on accountability and service excellence. Learn what your team should be doing to accomplish these goals and help your organization boost its bottom line.

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HealthLeaders Live: Cost Containment Lessons from Heartland Health

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

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

Heartland Health leaders reveal how to achieve significant, sustainable cost savings by identifying value in best practices and the patient experience. Learn how the team identified areas of waste and cost savings that have consistently added millions of dollars annually to the bottom line.

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