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Web Exclusive: Meeting the Future Challenges of Building ACOs
As surprising as it may sound, accountable care organizations do not represent a significant paradigm shift in American...
Web Exclusive: Last-Minute Heath Reform Change Gives New Life to Quality-Based Payments
For years, many healthcare providers in various rural areas complained about Medicare's payment system. But under...
Magazine: Five-Minute Consult
Five-Minute Consult
Study estimates hospital penalties generate few savings for Medicare
The government won't save much from Medicare's year-old policy of refusing to pay hospitals' extra costs to treat...
Web Exclusive: Medicare Distributes $12 Million in Bonuses for Hospital Quality Initiative
The 230 hospitals participating in the Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration value-based purchasing project raised...
Web Exclusive: Safety Net Hospitals Improved Quality with Pay-for-Performance Incentives
On quality measures, hospitals treating larger numbers of the poor did not perform as well as hospitals serving more...
Drug deals tie prices to how well patients do
Pressed by insurance companies, some drug makers are beginning to adjust what they charge for their drugs based on how...
Physician groups earn performance payments for quality care
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced that all physician groups participating in the Physician...
P4P didn’t deliver better care, study shows
A study of the quality of care given by doctors while the pay-for-performance incentives were rolling out in...
A Glimpse at the Future of Pay for Performance
Contributor Tim Ward discusses Pay for Performance and his predictions for P4P's future.

Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
The physician-hospital relationship has always been important but with reform, fortifying these partnerships is now an...
Audio Conference: Slash Your Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of...
Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment
Physician turnover can cause millions to walk out your front door. Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...
Handbook: Peer Review and Quality Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Credentials Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Department Chair Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Medical Executive Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Book: The Medical Executive Committee Manual
Give physician leaders the knowledge and tools to confidently and effectively carry out their MEC responsibilities and...