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States Rejecting Medicaid Expansion Forgo Billions in Federal Funds

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 5, 2013

The 20 states rejecting Medicaid expansion are leaving billions of dollars in federal funds on the table, even as the taxpayers of those states pay for the expansion costs for states that accept the deal.

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Douglas Hawthorne—A Chance to Do Something Big

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, December 5, 2013

Douglas Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, has repeatedly made big bets on where the puck is going in healthcare, and those bets have almost always paid off. Now his behemoth health system is seeking to take responsibility for caring for individuals over a lifetime. Making that change pay off financially is the critical challenge. From the 2013 HealthLeaders 20.

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'Country Doctor of the Year' Embraces Challenges of Rural Medicine

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 4, 2013

Robert Bosl, MD, has for the past 33 years served about 2,500 patients around the town of Starbuck, MN. This annual award recognizes what is right in rural healthcare delivery, but it also inadvertently shows us much of what is wrong.

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Hospitals Promote Good Health, Generosity as The Holidays Kick Off

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, December 4, 2013

Healthcare organizations use holiday cheer to make a positive impact on their communities, through shopping discounts for preventive care, a food drive, and staff volunteering.

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Tennessee Blues Enlists Pastors to Help Reduce Healthcare Disparities

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, December 4, 2013

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee developed a tool kit for churches to use to improve immunization rates among minorities and rural whites in the state. Next up: Behavioral health and chemical dependency problems.

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Physician-Hospital Alignment Collection—66% off!

By: November 4, 2013

As new employment and reimbursement models take precedence, leaders are looking for innovative ways to collaborate with and incentivize physicians under accountable care and population health objectives. The Physician-Hospital Alignment Collection reveals the strategies these leaders are employing to drive alignment in their organizations.

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Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment in the New Shared Risk Environment

By: September 12, 2013

As admission levels and patient mix continue to change, discover how healthcare leaders are forging new collaborative working relationships and developing new productivity measures for both employed and independent physicians.

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