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Hospital Leaders Ponder Impact of Political Uncertainty

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 2, 2012

Even though the U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there remains uncertainty around healthcare reform. Yet leaders are forging ahead with the things they can count on: changing reimbursements and a need to lower costs.

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Healthcare Stakeholders May Balk at Full Repeal

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 2, 2012

Hospitals, health plans, and physician groups have invested too many resources in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to rally around a full repeal. Instead, they are likely to focus on tweaking aspects of the law, such as repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board.

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Slideshow: Coordination a Hurdle to Building ACOs

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, July 2, 2012

Despite healthcare IT and collaborative relationships emerging in the healthcare industry as core strategies for reducing costs and improving quality of care, according to the latest HealthLeaders Intelligence Report, organizations are hesitant to move forward.

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10 Polemics from the Supreme Court Decision

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 2, 2012

The opinions of U.S. Supreme Court justices on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are instructive, entertaining, and even downright sarcastic. Here are 10 catch phrases that signify major themes in their legal wrangling.

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CEOs: Now It's Time to Address Affordability

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, June 29, 2012

Last Thursday was both a huge day for healthcare and a bit of a letdown. If you thought the legislative work surrounding healthcare reform is over, you're in for a rude awakening, because the law leaves one thing little changed—the payment model.

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Breakthroughs Report: Strategic Solutions for the Readmissions Challenge

By: June 26, 2012

Successfully preventing readmissions requires many players to fill the gaps in the care continuum. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, we examine how four leading health systems—Griffin Hospital, Parkview Health, Sarasota Memorial HealthCare System, and UPMC Hamot—are moving the needle.

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Rounds: Excellence in Cardiac Care—Elements of Success from The Mount Sinai Medical Center

By: May 25, 2012

Date: July 18, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
How do you balance the latest in advanced cardiovascular treatment with market growth? Join HealthLeaders Media and the cardiovascular team at The Mount Sinai Medical Center to learn how Sinai has reinvented one of the top cardiovascular enterprises in the country.

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