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Written by Content | December 19, 2012

2014

August 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
How Some of America's Largest Companies Are Poised to Shake Up Healthcare; What Hospital Leaders Need to Know for Successful Direct Contracting With Employers; Health IT and Liability: How to Protect Your Hospital When Software Fails; Publisher’s Letter; 50 Largest Nonprofit Hospitals in America; 50 Largest For-Profit Hospitals in America; 50 Top-Grossing For-Profit Hospitals; 50 Top-Grossing Nonprofit Hospitals; 15 Largest Nonprofit Health Systems; 13 Largest For-Profit Hospital Operators; Executive Roundtable: A High-Level Look at Hospital Affiliations; CIO Roundtable Healthcare CIOs: Past, Present and Future; 10 Things to Know About Rising Hospital Charges; 10 of the Biggest Rivalries in Healthcare; What Narrow Networks Mean for Providers and Patients: 6 Things to Know; New Reimbursement Models to Eclipse Fee-for-Service by 2020; Financial Need is No Longer Leading Driver in Healthcare Acquisitions; Bundled Payment Program Progress: 6 Insights; 10 Top-Performing Healthcare Payers; ACOs by the Numbers: 8 Recent Statistics and Findings; 5 Key Provisions in a Successful Physician Employment Contract; Dr. Farzad Mostashari Launches Startup to Help Independent Physicians Form ACOs; Boeing to Contract With Providence-Swedish, UW ACOs for Employees; Building the Patient-Centered Hospital Home; How is Medicaid Expansion Affecting Healthcare Providers So Far?; 5 Things to Know About the Merger of Health Systems and Insurance Providers; Dignity Health’s Google Glass Success; 10 States With Highest, Lowest EHR Adoption; Apple Partners With Epic, Mayo on New Health App Platform; 4 EHR Issues That Can Compromise Patient Safety; 10 Key Findings from HHS' Latest Data Breach Report; 15 Things to Know About Google Glass in Healthcare; Optimizing Your Information Management Strategy During Mergers & Acquisitions; The Great Pay Debate: Should Nonprofit Hospital Board Members Receive Compensation?; Reinventing Healthcare: 5 Strategies for Successfully Leading Change; CEO Compensation in Healthcare: 10 Key Thoughts; The 5 Pivotal Decisions in a Leader's Career; Chuck Lauer: Don’t Take a Jet to the Grocery Store; The $9B Company About to Revolutionize Healthcare, And You've Probably Never Heard of It; The Corner Office: Dr. Stephen Mansfield of Methodist Health System on the Swagger and Generosity of Dallas; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

July 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
The Outpatient Payment Rate Debate: What Lower Reimbursement Would Mean for Hospitals; Integrated Chaos: Health Systems and the Aftermath of Defensive Physician Acquisitions; Too Small to Fail: Why Letting Community Hospitals Die Isn't an Option; Publisher’s Letter; ; Population Health Lessons From Hospitals in the U.S.' Healthiest Counties: 3 CEOs Share Successes;  Population Health Lessons From Hospitals in the U.S.' Healthiest Counties: 3 CEOs Share Successes; 5 Things to Know About Co-Management Agreements; CEOs: Population Health Experience is Hardest Skill Set to Find; 10 States With the Fewest Primary Care Physicians by Population; Making Costs Clear: How Hospitals Can Help Drive Price Transparency Tool Development; 3 Key Findings on the Newly Insured; Moody's: Hospitals That Invest in IT, Outpatient Will Win; Tracking and Trending: How Hospitals Should Handle the Rise in Commercial Audits; Community Hospital Innovation; Doing More With Less: Forgoing and Simplifying in Health IT; NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia Pay Largest-Ever HIPAA Fine;The CEO's Guide to Getting Fired; 7 Things CEOs Can Do Today to Advance Their Careers; 10 Things to Know About Henry Ford Hospital; 10 Things to Know About the Federation of American Hospitals; 10 Things to Know About Carolinas HealthCare System; 10 Things to Know about the American Medical Association; 4 Traits of "Invisible" People — And Why Your Organization Needs Them; Top 7 Strategic Priorities in the Hospital C-Suite; The Ethics of a Good Night’s Sleep; Priceline.com for Healthcare? Yes, Please; The Corner Office: Ruth Brinkley of KentuckyOne on Human Connections; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

June 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
What if Medicare Were the Only Payer?; Building Brands and Networks: What Clinical Affiliations Mean for Providers and the Healthcare Industry; “My Best Investment”: 9 Hospital Executives Reflect; Publisher’s Letter; Our Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2014 Becker’s Healthcare Leadership Awards; Hospitals Feeling the Squeeze: 4 CFOs on Today's Most Pressing Financial Issues; CMS Data: 25% of Physicians Account for Most Medicare Spending; The Costs of 10 Top Medicare Readmission Conditions; Moody's: Nonprofit Hospital Expenses Still Growing Faster Than Revenues; 4 Key Recommendations for Improving Healthcare Price Transparency; OIG: Medicare Should Reduce HOPD Surgery Payments to ASC Rates; The Truth Behind Variation in Episode Payments; AHA: Changes Need to Be Made to Medicare ACO Programs; Study: Majority of Patients Veer Outside of ACO Networks for Specialty Care; Total Number of ACOs Tops 520; Fewer Hospitals Acquiring Physician Groups; Dr. Toby Cosgrove: The Concepts Behind Cleveland Clinic's Success; 7 Tips on Avoiding, Resolving Hospital-Physician Conflicts; Does CEO Tenure Affect the Value of Hospitals?; Why Some Health Systems Aren't "Systems" at All: Q&A With Dr. John Toussaint, CEO of ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value; 8 Keys to Successful Health System Strategic Planning; 6 Remarkable Quotes From Medical School Commencement Speeches; 9 Things for Hospital Boards to Consider in Transactions; 20 Statistics on Hospital Transactions by Bed Count; FTC Blocks the ProMedica-St. Luke's Merger: 5 Things to Know; UPMC Sells Irish Hospital; Maximize the Value of Population Management Programs With Advanced Analytics; 12 IT Positions With the Largest, Fastest-Growing Salaries; 10 Things to Know About Epic; MU Attestation Not Associated With Care Quality, According to Brigham and Women's Hospital Study; 3 Insights From the First Industrywide Cyberattack Drill; Kaiser, Legacy Health, Others Join OpenNotes Initiative; 32% of CEOs Don't Think Their C-Suite is Built to Achieve Strategic Goals; In Hospitals, "Management by Walking Around" Can Do More Harm Than Good; Notes on Leadership: 15 Insights from Hospital & Health System CEOs; Improving Patient Collections at Children's Hospital Oakland; 10 Things to Know About HCA; 10 Things to Know About UPMC; 10 Things to Know About Mayo Clinic; 10 Things to Know About the American Hospital Association; 3 Essential Steps for Hospitals to Turn Around Their Surgery Centers; 5 Surgery Center Joint Venture Models; For a Look at the Future, Look to the Caymans; Is Your Hospital a Great Workplace? To Get the Answer, Look in the Middle; You Only Need to Do 4 Things to Be a Great Leader, Study Finds; The Corner Office: Alan Channing of Sinai Health System and His Favorite Audacious Notion; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue 

May 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
8 of the Most Interesting Developments in Healthcare; Meet the Winners and Losers of Accountable Care; Troubled Transactions: Why There's Still Hope for Financially Struggling Hospitals; Publisher’s Letter; Which Physicians Would Choose Their Specialty Again?; Employed, Independent Physicians Equally Satisfied; Shortage of 1,500 Oncologists Slated to Hit by 2025; What it Takes to Build a High Performing Medical Group; CMO Roundtable: 5 CMOs on the Challenges, Opportunities of Leading Physicians in an Era of Healthcare Reform; Pay Gap Between Specialists, Primary Care Physicians Diminishing; 10 IT Jobs With Climbing Salaries; How are Employed Physicians Paid?; OIG to Analyze Limits on Hospital Executive Compensation; 5 Observations on Hospital-ASC Joint Ventures; 5 Recent Hospital & ASC Joint Ventures; 10 Things to Know About Cleveland Clinic; 10 Things to Know About Kaiser Permanente; The Growing Movement Toward the OB-ED; Top Advice From Top CIOs; Better Together: Building Productive Working Relationships Between IT and Informatics Executives; Hospitals' Predicted ROI for MU2: 9 Statistics; Intermountain to Skip MU Attestation in 2014; How to Position Community Hospitals for Future Success; Moody's: Most Hospitals Will See Less Revenue Under Two-Midnight Rule; The Decline of the Inpatient: 5 Observations; 54 Statistics on Hospital Medicare Margins; 4 Characteristics of Poorly Performing Hospitals; OIG: Incorrect Clinic Claims Rampant at Hospitals; How Pay-for-Performance Compensation Plans Can Facilitate Physician Alignment; When Pay for Performance Hits Hospital Employee Paychecks; Operation Population Health: Cultural and Process Changes Facing Hospitals Today; Stay the Course, CEOs; 10 Free (Or Very Inexpensive) Ways To Engage Staff; The Corner Office: Dr. Vivian Lee of University of Utah Health Care on Where She Finds Optimism; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue    

April 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
10 Key Healthcare Transaction Trends; Post Your Price: It's Not So Simple for Hospital Executives; The Google Approach: How Hospitals Can Create Cultures That Drive Employee Engagement, Satisfaction; Publisher’s Letter; CEO Roundtable: The Evolution of the C-Suite; Shaping the Future of Healthcare: How Physicians Make a Difference by Leading Hospital Initiatives; Are We Trading Happy Physicians for Efficient Ones?; 5 Observations on ACOs; ACO Success Rates on Quality Measures Vary; Study: Patient-Centered Medical Home Model Ineffective; Transforming the OR: Surviving the Big Squeeze; How to Make Population Health Management Personal; What Organizations do Hospitals Partner With for Population Health?; Top 20 Costliest Surgical Procedures Performed in Hospitals; Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting; Raising the Bar for Raising Dollars: Do's and Don'ts for Today's Hospital Philanthropy; Do Checklists Work in Healthcare? Patient Safety, Behaviors and Organizational Culture; Washington State Hospital Association Sues State Over New Certificate of Need Policy; IT Staff Recruiting: How to Lure Employees Who Could Work Anywhere; 16 Regional HIOs Partner to Address Data Exchange Challenges; Epic, Walgreens, UnitedHealth, Kaiser Partner to Share Patient Data; 10 States With the Most HIMSS Stage 6, 7 Hospitals; Connecting with Hearts and Minds: A Set of Qualities and Skills Every Leader Needs; HealthCare Appraisers' 2014 ASC Valuation Survey: Statistics on Valuation Multiples, Management Fees; Creating a Foundation for Actionable Analytics; 12 Insights Into Great Leadership; The Corner Office: Joel Allison of Baylor Scott & White Health on Finding the Calling; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
The Great Pay Debate: 5 Hospital Executive Compensation Trends for 2014; The Cost of Price Transparency; Is Academic Medicine As We Know It DOA?; Publisher’s Letter; 200 Statistics on Physician Compensation; CFO Roundtable: How Will 3 Major Changes for the Year Ahead Impact Finances?; Stretching the Primary Care Continuum: Retail vs. Urgent Care; Pioneer, Shared Savings ACOs Save Medicare $380M; 9 Rural Providers in Michigan, California and Indiana Form ACO; ACOs Take $4M of Startup Capital, Survey Finds; Challenges and Opportunities of Forming ASC Joint Ventures; Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting; The Times Are Changing, But the Values Remain the Same; Coding Crunch: 7 ICD-10 Lessons From Cedars-Sinai; 7 Common ICD-10 Errors for Hospital Coders; 74% of Physicians Have Not Started ICD-10 Prep, Survey Finds; Focusing on the Patient, Not the Condition: What Hospitals Need to Know About Avoiding Medicare Readmission Penalties; AHA: Hospital Medicare, Medicaid Payments Cut by $113B Since 2010; CMS Extends Transparency Movement to Physician Payment; The Growing Bottom Line: 16 Statistics on Profits by Hospital Bed Count; The Virtual Primary Healthcare Revolution: What Health Systems Need To Know; For CIOs, It’s About More Than Money; Measuring the Ripple Effect: Calculating the ROI of Health IT; A ‘Disruptive’ Model: How Implant Partners is Shaking Up the Orthopedic Device Model; 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know; How Disruptive Change is Blurring the Lines Between Providers and Payers; The Corner Office: Dr. Mike Schatzlein of Saint Thomas Health on Music and Modern Medicine; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

February Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Health IT Implementation: How Complex Systems Turn Action Into the “Most Difficult Thing In the World”; EHRs and Health IT Projects: Are They Battering Hospitals’ Financial Profiles?; Meaningful Use Outside of the Metropolis: The Challenges of Rural Health IT Adoption; Publisher’s Letter; 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know; 5 Things to Know About the MU Extension; Health IT Employment Snapshot: EMR Technicians; Bipartisan Legislation Would Create Federal Definition of Telehealth; ONC: The Most Commonly Used MU2-Ready EHR Vendors; Keeping With the Fortune 500; It’s Not Easy to Engage Patients — Even for ACOs; CMS Names 123 New Medicare Shared Savings ACOs; 10 States With the Most Physicians 60 or Older; Survey: Number of Providers in ACOs to Double by 2016; Transforming ACO Physician Practices Into Patient-Centered Medical Homes; Up Your ICU Management Game with a Tele-ICU Program; S&P Overhaul of Credit Ratings Could Affect 20% of Its Hospital Base; Top 5 Most Expensive Inpatient Conditions by Payer; Study: Lower-Price Hospitals Trigger Price Reductions at Other Hospitals; Fitch: 2014 Does Not Look Good for Nonprofit Hospitals; AHA: Providers Like Tuomey Should Not Be Penalized for Trusting Attorneys’ Advice;  Judge: Halifax Violated Stark Law With Bonuses to Oncologists; ACLU Sues Catholic Bishops Over Directives for Catholic Hospitals; DOJ Recovers $2.6B From Healthcare False Claims Act Cases; Doctors, First Heal Thine Manners; The Corner Office: Quick Thoughts From Dr. David Bailey of Nemours; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

January Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
10 Challenges and Opportunities for Hospitals in 2014; The Future of Hospitals: Visions of the Healthcare Landscape in 2035; Staying Strong Under Pressure: Nonprofit Hospitals Discuss the Year Ahead; Publisher’s Letter; Salaries for Health System CEOs Increase 4% in 2013; 50 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare; Becker’s CEO Roundtable 2013: 12 Leaders on the Biggest Healthcare Challenges Today; Incorporating Pharmacists Into ACOs: The Next Step for Cost Savings; CMS: 1,451 Hospitals Penalized in 2014 Value-Based Purchasing Program; OIG: High Hospital Charges Lead to Excessive Medicare Outlier Payments; Clinical Executives’ Crucial Role in Health IT Implementation; 100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs; 8 Truths on Health Reform; The Corner Office: Quick Thoughts From Randy Oostra of ProMedica Health System; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

2013

December Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
The 10 Biggest Hospital Stories of 2013; More Employee Responsibility, More Unpaid Bills?; Remember When it Was Called a “Hospital System”?; Publisher’s Letter; 300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know; 3 Factors Associated With ACO Formation;  Study: Patient-Centered Medical Homes Have Higher Operating Costs, Revenues; Study: 5 Drivers of Physician Satisfaction; Accountable Care Organizations and Market Share: Could Care Coordination Drive Monopolization?; Countdown to the Biggest Year of Healthcare Reform: AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock Discusses Challenges, How Hospitals Will Adjust; 5 Steps for Reducing Inappropriate Hospital Readmissions; Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting Brochure; Q3 Healthcare Merger and Acquisition Activity Up 20%; Moody’s: 5 Key For-Profit Hospital Consolidation Trends; Tenet Closes on $4.3B Vanguard Acquisition; 7 Key Components of Employee Leasing Arrangements; 3 Observations About the EHR Market in 2013 and Beyond; The New World of Visual Healthcare Enterprise and Regional Imaging Optimizes the EHR; CFOs as “Chief Flight Officers”: CHE Trinity Health’s Ben Carter on Financial Leadership Today; Lowe’s, Wal-Mart Strike Deal With 4 Hospitals for Hip, Knee Replacements; S&P: Financial Profiles of Lower-Rated, Small Hospitals Will Weaken; The Financial Risks of Transitioning to ICD-10: Key Considerations for Hospitals and Health Systems; The Power of Priorities: How Hospital Leaders Can Regain Control of Their Time; Chuck Lauer: Why Workplace Incivility Isn’t Just a Problem for HR; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

November Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Opening Up: How Pricing Transparency Will Change Hospital Benchmarking; Safety-Nets: Can They Go From “Last Resort” to “Hospitals of Choice”?; Physician Compensation: 10 Core Legal and Regulatory Concepts; 200 Hospital Benchmarks — 2013; Restructuring for Future Success: Q&A With SSM Health Care’s Chris Howard; Reducing ACO Patient Leakage Begins With Education; Despite Increases in Hospital Employment, 53% of Physicians Are Self-Employed; 3 Steps to Ensure Physician Alignment, Performance and Career Satisfaction; From Sprints to Marathons: How to Help Hospital Leaders Cope With Continuous Change; Big Data and HIEs are Paving the Way to Meaningful Population Health Management; Keeping Healthcare Local: Why Some Providers Choose Non-Ownership Collaborations Over Mergers; Rural Healthcare Amidst Reform: Are Critical Access Hospitals Endangered?; Study: Highest-Priced Hospitals Have Charges Up to 60% Higher Than Competitors; CMS Issues Final Rule Cutting $1.1B in Medicaid DSH Payments; 14 Statistics on Healthcare CEO Severance Packages; 60 Statistics on Physician Compensation by Specialty; My 20 Life Lessons; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

October Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
5 Things the Most Innovative Health Systems Do Differently; 50 Things to Know About the Hospital Industry; Market Matters: How Major Hospitals Mergers Have Avoided Antitrust Issues; Rising Stars: 25 Healthcare Leaders Under 40; How Ideas Become Innovations: Roundtable With Healthcare Innovation Leaders From UCLA, Ohio State; The Time Is Now: 4 Steps to Help Providers Succeed in a Value-Based World; Keys to Success as an ACO: Model Physician Relations Maintaining Entrepreneurial Incentive and Self-Direction; Independent Physicians Slow to Accept ACOs, Survey Finds; Medicare ACO Growth Outpaces Commercial ACOs; At the Forefront: How Hospitals Can Be on the Cutting Edge With Payers; S&P: Hospitals Had Stable 2012, But Financial Ratios Likely to Weaken in 2013; 9 Major For-Profit Hospital Companies Record $600M in Quarterly Earnings; State Law Now Requires North Carolina Hospitals to Post Prices for 140 Procedures; OIG: Medicare Could Save Millions by Reassessing Critical Access Hospitals; Moody’s: 132 Statistics on Nonprofit Hospital Medians; Preparing for ICD-10’s Impact on Your Revenue Cycle; Stop the Noise: How Hospitals Can Provide Physicians With Meaningful Feedback; Maximize the Contact Center and Bridge Patient Communication Gaps in a New Healthcare Setting; Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting Brochure; Phoebe Putney Won’t Have to Sell Palmyra Hospital in FTC Settlement; 9 Considerations for Developing a Long-Term Acute-Care Hospital; Sacred Heart Hospital Paid $5.5M to Companies Owned by Former CEO; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Must Refund $538k; Northwestern University to Pay $2.9M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Over Cancer Research Funds; The Supply Chain’s Role in Making or Breaking Hospitals’ Margins, Competitive Edge; Preparing for Health Exchanges: 14 Questions to Assess Your Organization’s Readiness; 50 of the Greenest Hospitals in America; Chuck Lauer: Accountability; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

 

September Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
How Much Should We Expect Healthcare to Mimic Other Industries?; Hospital Layoffs on the Rise: 4 Best Practices for Hospitals Facing the Last Resort; Consolidation Nation: Where Will the Hospital Industry Stand After the Tenet-Vanguard Merger?; CFO Roundtable: 4 CFOs Discuss Changing Healthcare Economics; Coordinating Care and Incentives: Q&A With Cleveland Clinic CFO Steve Glass; 100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know; 9 Digital Patient Engagement & Hospital Marketing Strategies to Improve Patient Acquisition and Retention; 7 Common Reasons for Hospital Transactions; 9 Pioneer ACOs Plan to Leave the Program, Despite Quality Improvement; 67% of Physicians Report No Personal Financial Benefit From ACOs; 70% of Physicians Get at Least 3 Calls Per Week for New Practice Opportunities; Hospital CEO, CFO Compensation: 54 Statistics; Stop Paying for Paltry Performance: 5 Tips For Hospital Leaders; Moody’s: Hospitals Will See “Eroding Profits” in Move to New Payment Models; Study: Larger, Investor-Owned Hospitals Typically Have Higher Charges; Number of Providers With Risk-Based Contracts More Than Doubles Since 2011; As Hospitals Rapidly Expand Into Ambulatory Care Sites, How Can They Better Manage Supply Chain?; Updated Fraud Self-Disclosure Protocol: 5 Considerations for Healthcare Providers; FTC Releases New Guidance for Red Flags Rule; A Public-Private Enterprise: Why Intellectual Property is a Mainstay at Academic Hospitals; From ICUs to PCMHs: Addressing Quality Across the Continuum of Care; The Value of Time in Healthcare; How Investments in Community Health Pay Off; Chuck Lauer: The Patient is Your Boss; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

 

August Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
10 Things the Most Progressive Hospitals Do; Positive Hospital-Union Relationships: Open Communication is Key; Da Vinci Robots: Minimally Invasive Miracle or Costly Conundrum?; Publisher's Letter; Keeping the Patient at the Center: Q&A With Beaumont Health System CEO Gene Michalski; Zero to $6.8M: Cook County Health System CEO Says Medicaid Expansion Pilot Funds Population Health; 25 Largest Nonprofit Hospitals in America; 25 Largest For-Profit Hospitals in America; 25 Top-Grossing For-Profit Hospitals; 25 Top-Grossing Nonprofit Hospitals; 25 Largest Nonprofit Hospital Systems; 13 Largest For-Profit Hospital Operators; The Hospital CEO's Ultimate Dashboard: What to Check Daily, Quarterly and Yearly; Survey: Number of Hospital-Employed Physicians Up 6%; ACOs and Shared Savings Agreements: 16 Statistics; Report: 36% of Physicians Plan to Leave Medicine Within 10 Years; Shifting the Health System's Value Equation From Provision of Assets to Capabilities; On-Call Coverage for Surgical Specialists Drops 10% in 2012; Report: Quality, Patients Will Have Bigger Role in Physician Compensation; Rural Hospital CEO, CFO Compensation: 24 Statistics; 7 Forecasts on Hospital Inpatient, Outpatient Volumes; 11 Statistics on Hospital Debt-to-Capitalization Ratios; S&P: Cost of Hospital Services Mildly on the Rise; Healthcare Emotional Intelligence: Its Role in Patient Outcomes and Organizational Success; Private Equity and Nonprofit Hospitals: Strange Bedfellows or Saving Grace?; What Hospital CEOs Need to Know About Surgical Services: 4 Strategies for Protecting OR Revenue; 5 Key Ways Specialty Hospitalists Help Hospital-Physician Relationships; A Look Into the Pressing Need for Health IT Talent; Report: Telemedicine Patients More Likely to be Urban, Affluent, Educated; Chuck Lauer: Teaching Doctors How to Sell; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

July Issue of Becker's Hospital Review 
Hometown Healthcare Isn’t Dead: Why (Most) Smart Community Hospitals Can Still Thrive; San Antonio’s Children’s Hospital Boom: How Alamo City Competitors Are Battling for Pediatric Patients; Hospitals, Insurers Devote More Attention to the Cost of Cancer Care; 100 Great Community Hospitals; Nuclei of Local Healthcare: 5 Steps for Community Hospitals to Become Great; Community Hospital Roundtable: 3 Leaders Weigh-In on Challenges, Opportunities; Aggregate, Assimilate and Integrate: Successfully Building an Employed Physician Group; Study: 5 Ways to Improve Physician Satisfaction; 12 Specialties With the Most Burned-Out Physicians; 3 Tips for MSSP ACO Application Success; Health Plan Survey: ACOs to be Most Widespread Value-Based Model; Implementation of Value-Based Payment Models to Begin With Employee Group Plans, Study Says; 55% of Hospital Execs Say Their Organizations Plan to Participate in an ACO by Year’s End; Physician Salaries vs. Hospital Revenue Generated: 51 Statistics; 4 Objectives Hospitals Must Pursue to Shift Successfully to Value-Based Care; Top 7 Strategies for Non-Profit Hospitals to Mitigate Pension Plan Risk: Moody’s; IRS Cuts Non-Profit Hospitals Slack,Adds Requirements on Community Needs Assessments; Increased Transparency Necessitates Chargemaster, Revenue Integrity; Urgency Emergency: 5 Ways CEOs Can Cure Complacent Hospitals; Comprehensive Healthcare Transformation Requires Comprehensive Change; Chuck Lauer: Look Me in the Eye; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue


June Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
ACOs: The Least Agreed-Upon Concept in Healthcare?; Price Transparency: Why It’s an Issue & Where Hospitals Fit in; What’s Behind the Rash of New Hospital Brands?; Survey: Majority of Physicians Unfamiliar With ACOs, PCMHs; Medicare ACO Results Expected Soon; Keeping Employed Physicians Profitable; Adding Employed Practices to Your Organization? 6 Ways to Getting Buy-in From the Practice; Physician Turnover at All-Time High; Executing Population Health Strategy: Q&A With Dr. Mike Schatzlein, CEO of Saint Thomas Health; Creating Regional Health Networks: Q&A With LifePoint Hospitals CFO Jeff Sherman; Community Hospitals: Why Their FuturesAre More Flexible Than You Think; How Did Hospitals Post Positive Fiscal Years in 2012? 5 Hospital CFOs Respond; Should HealthcareAbandon ICD-10?; Healthcare Transportation as an IntegrationAgent; 5 Tips on Moving Away From RVUs for Physician Compensation; 5 Factors Used in Physician Production-Based Compensation Plans; Pittsburgh v. UPMC: LegalArguments Behind the Tax-Exempt Challenge; Chuck Lauer: First Things First: Treat Employees Well; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
 
 
May Issue of Becker's Hospital Review 
100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare; Developing a Culture- Based Workforce: Top Healthcare Workplaces Share Best Practices; Point-Counterpoint: Is the Rush to Hospital Consolidation Rash?; Publisher's Letter May 2013; 100 Great Hospitals in America; A Need for Flexibility and Agility in Healthcare Leadership: Q&A with CEO Robert Garrett of Hackensack University Medical Center; Helping Turn Around an Essential Safety Net: Q&A With Grady Health System CFO Mark Meyer; Specialty ACOs: The Next Step in Accountable Care; 5 Most Referred-to Specialties by Primary Care Physicians;8 Top Drivers of Physician Satisfaction; 39 Statistics on Moody’s A-Rated Hospitals; 7 Bad Habits of Hospital CFOs That Need to Be Broken; Where Critical Access Hospitals Fit in Healthcare Reform: Q&A With West Park Hospital CFO Pat McConnell;Strategically Positioning Health Systems in a Dynamic Environment; 5 Retail Principles for a More Effective Hospital Market Share Strategy; 4 Strategies to Drive Patient Engagement in Health Outcomes;Rewards, Community Involvement Build Patient Engagement at Jersey City Medical Center; Cleveland Clinic, CHS Form Strategic Partnership; Fitch: U.S. Hospital Consolidation Activity Highest in Decade, Spurred By Healthcare Reform;Healthcare Emotional Intelligence: Its Role in Patient Outcomes and Organizational Success; The Future of Anesthesiology: 3 Key Observations; A Comprehensive Communication Plan to Streamline Care Coordination Improves Patient & Physician Satisfaction; Chuck Lauer: Gratitude; Hospital & Health System Transactions May 2013; Hospital & Health System Transactions May 2013; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
 

April Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Is Bigger Always Better? Exploring the Risks of Health System Mega-Mergers; Is Center of Excellence Investment the Silver Bullet Healthcare Has Been Looking For?; 9 Ingenious Ways to Cut Costs at Your Hospital; Transforming Healthcare: A Conversation With Presence Health CEO Sandra Bruce & St. Joseph Health CEO Deborah Proctor; Key Specialties Roundtable: What’s in Store for Service Lines and Their Leaders in 2013?; Strategic Physician Onboarding: 7 Tactics for Minimizing Losses on Employed Medical Practices; Financial Modeling: Predictive Insight into Value-Based Care Success; 28 Statistics on Providers and ACO Development; Moody’s: Record $20B of Non-Profit Healthcare Debt Downgraded in 2012; Better Care, Greater Value: New Partnership Opportunities for Health Systems, Insurers and Physician Practices; Supreme Court Sides With FTC in Phoebe Putney Case; Only 1.8% of Hospitals Are Paperless With a Full EMR; Report: More Than Half of Data Breaches Since 2009 Resulted From Theft, Loss; Cerner, Epic Rate Highest in ICD-10 Preparedness, According to Providers; 5 Things the Most Extraordinary Hospital CEOs Do; 6 Tips to Engage, Retain and Recruit Physicians; Physician Engagement: 20 Survey Findings; Chuck Lauer: Trust; Incentivizing Physicians for Quality Through Data, Compensation and Cultural Redefinition; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Hospital and Health System Executive Compensation in 2013: 8 Trends to Monitor; Health Reform in 2013:What’s Happened, What’s Left & What It Means for Providers; What Makes a Hospital Attractive to Employers?; Publisher’s Letter; Strong Culture Can Lead to Lasting Change: Q&A With Randy Oostra, CEO of ProMedica; Finding Value in Your Organization: Q&A With Baylor Health CFO Fred Savelsbergh; 100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs; 200 Statistics on Physician Compensation; 7 Trends in Hospital-Employed Physician Compensation; The 7 Components of a Clinical Integration Network; Providers Becoming Payors: Should Hospitals Start Their Own Health Plans?; 4 Things Executives Should Know Prior to a Hospital-ASC Joint Venture; 10 Hospitals Planning or Opening Surgery Center Joint Ventures; Have You Assessed Your Reform Readiness? 6 Tips to Enhance Your Care Continuum; Staying Nimble, Saving Money: Considerations for Outsourcing HR; Chuck Lauer: The Shameful State of Our Hospitals; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

February Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare: Examples From 3 Top Health Systems; The Rise of Big Data in Hospitals; Opportunities Behind the Phenomenon: How Can Retail Health Help Hospitals Meet Health Reform Goals?; Publisher’s Letter; Vendor Neutral Archiving: Putting Healthcare Back in the Data Driver's Seat; Health IT Roundtable: What Are the Biggest Health IT Issues Going Into 2013?; If Interoperability is the Future of Healthcare, What’s the Delay?; 9 Ways Hospitals Should Prepare for HIPAA Audits; Medical Device Interoperability Presents Patient Safety Challenges, Opportunities; 9 Best Practices For Hospital Data Security in a "Bring Your Own" Era; How Does the Rise of Computers in Exam Rooms Impact Patient Care?; 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know; Talent Wins – It's That Simple: 6 Ways to Ensure You Have the Team to Succeed; How Has the Rise of Physician Employment Changed Hospitals’ Recruitment Strategies?; 10 Steps for Hospitals to Follow to Recruit New Physicians; Leadership is Central to Healthcare System Reform; 5 Areas Where Hospitals Can Spend Smarter; Which Insurer is Most Willing to Offer Performance-Based Contracts?; 9 Strategies for Robust Healthcare Due Diligence; 6 Cornerstones of Operating Room Efficiency: Best Practices for Each; 10 Latest OR Expansions; Chuck Lauer: Keep it Simple; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

January Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
8 Key Issues for Hospitals and Health Systems in 2013; The Year Ahead: 10 Challenges That Will Shape Hospital Strategy; 11 Ways Hospitals and Health Systems Can Increase Profitability; Publisher’s Letter; 50 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare; 10 Ideas That Hospital and Health System CEOs Need to Ditch; Finding Context Through a Mentor: Q&A With Gary Mecklenburg and Larry Goldberg; Hospital Operators on ACOs: Lay the Groundwork, or Wait and See?; Charity Care and Property Taxes: Why They Are Now Inseparable; Moody’s: Obama’s Second Term is Credit Neutral for Non-Profit Hospitals; Uncompensated Care Costs Could Top $53B by 2019; Chuck Lauer: What Makes a Great Mentor: 10 Traits of True Leadership; Hospital & Health System Transactions (Jan 2013); Hospital & Health System Executive Moves (Jan 2013). Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue


2012


November/December Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
The 12 “Biggest” Hospital Stories of 2012; Managing the Transition to Value-Based Reimbursement: 8 Core Strategies to Mind the Gap; Pension Management Predicaments? 3 Dominant Hospital Pension Strategies; Publisher’s Letter; 2012 CEO Strategy Roundtable; 200 Hospital Benchmarks; Mastering the Matrix of Healthcare: Q&A With Syd Bersante, President of St. Joseph Medical Center in Washington; Passionate Physician Leader: Q&A with Dr. John McCabe, CEO of Upstate University Hospital; The Emergency Department is Overflowing With Opportunity; 6 Steps to Encourage Patient Safety Innovation at Hospitals; 5 Compensation Options for ACO Physicians; U.S. Physician Shortage to Reach 130,000; NCQA Releases ACO Measures; Providing Specialty Care Across the Country: NorthShore CEO Mark Neaman & Mayo Clinic Network Medical Director Dr. David Hayes Discuss Their Collaboration; 5 Questions to Discover Cultural Compatibility in a Hospital Transaction; HHS Finalizes One-Year Delay of ICD-10 to 2014; Hospitals, Providers to Lose $11.1B From Medicare Sequestration Cuts; Cardiology & Medical Necessity: How Your Hospital Can Avoid Heart-Related Investigations; Providers Can’t Challenge Year-Old RAC Audits, Court Rules; California AG Investigates Hospital-Physician Deals for Antitrust Violations; 3 Major Trends for Call Coverage, Medical Direction; 13 Statistics on Daily Stipends and On-Call Physician Compensation; 104 Statistics on Hospital Executive Salary Growth; Chuck Lauer: An IT Boondoggle?; 4 Strategies to Boost Hospitals’ HCAHPS Scores; Hospital & Health System Transactions (Nov/Dec 2012); Hospital & Health System Executive Moves (Nov/Dec 2012). Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

October Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Hospital and Health System Strategy in 2012: 6 Key Initiatives; What Can Healthcare Learn From Other Industries? 5 Lessons; Credit Downgrades: How Could They Impact a Hospital’s Capital Structure?; Publisher’s Letter; 101 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs; Facing Challenges With Meaningful Affiliations: Q&A With The Mount Sinai Medical Center CEO Dr. Kenneth Davis; Unafraid to Change Her Mind: Q&A With Dr. Melinda Estes, CEO of Saint Luke’s Health System; Ideas Into Action: 3 Hospital CEOs Talk Strategy Going Into 2013; Overworked and Exhausted: How to Alleviate Nursing Resources Through Employee Engagement and Recognition; 5 Questions for Building Physician Engagement; 5 Compensation Options for ACO Physicians; The New Competitive Edge for Hospitals and ACOs: Employee Health; It’s Time for CEOs and Boards to Come Together on Compensation Issues to Ensure Profitability; Raising Hospital Value Multiples: 5 Best Practices; Transparency is the Key: 3 Tips to Manage Physician Opposition to a Transaction Finance & Revenue Cycle; 8 Tips to Improve Your Hospital’s Operating Margin; 4 Key Legal Issues for ACOs; Carolinas HealthCare System’s CMO Dr. Roger Ray: Embracing Transparency to Drive Quality; Moving Beyond Traditional Hospital Operations: The Value of Integrating Service Lines Health Information Technology; CMS Releases Final Rule for Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Program; 6 Steps for Hospitals to Achieve Interoperability; Chuck Lauer: Greater Awareness of HAIs Has Not Translated Into Action; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves (Channels – Leadership & Executive Moves). Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

September/October Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Has Healthcare Reform Brought the End to “Hospital Systems?”; 5 Observations on the State of Hospital Credit Markets; Publisher’s Letter; 10 Considerations for Hospitals in the Aftermath of Supreme Court’s PPACA Decision; 300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know; 100 Great Community Hospitals; Protecting and Preserving the Community Hospital — Immediate Actions for Future Success; What the Health? How Hospital Leaders Can Prepare Their Systems for Reform; How a Banker Turns Around a Struggling System: Q&A With Carlos Migoya, CEO of Jackson Health System; 25 Largest Non-Profit Hospitals in America; 25 Largest For-Profit Hospitals in America; 25 Top Grossing Non-Profit Hospitals in America; 25 Top Grossing For-Profit Hospitals in America; 15 Largest For-Profit Hospital Operators of 2012; 25 Largest Non-Profit Hospital Systems; Advancing Accountable Care: 5 Hospital ACO Leaders Share Insight; 6 Characteristics of High-Performing Healthcare Organizations; Healthcare M&A Activity: Key Trends for Transactions, Valuation of Ambulatory Services; Moody’s: Supreme Court Ruling “Credit Neutral” for Hospitals; Feds Propose Rules to Control Collection Practices at Non-Profit Hospitals; Adding Value to Healthcare by Eliminating Waste: Q&A With Virginia Mason Medical Center CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan; 5 Cornerstones of a Culture of Compliance for Hospitals; Congress Asks GAO: Are Medicare Audit Contractors Duplicative?; HCA: U.S. Attorney’s Office Requested Information on Medical Necessity of Interventional Cardiology Services; Healthcare Reform After the Supreme Court: Where Do We Go Now; 5 Responses to Healthcare Reform That Can Ensure Perioperative Success; Chuck Lauer: 10 Observations on the Affordable Care Act and Our Future; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive; 6 Trends in an Era of Consumer-Driven Healthcare. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

July/August Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Is the Community Hospital a Dying Model, or is it the Future of Healthcare?; 7 Things Hospitals Should Know About Professional Services Agreements; Are You an Old or New Era Hospital Leader?; Publisher’s Letter; The Chief of Change: Q&A With Dr. Ralph de la Torre, CEO of Steward Health Care; Reinventing a Hospital’s Philosophy: Q&A With Dr. Ronald A. Paulus, President and CEO of Mission Health; 100 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems; Community Hospital CEO Panel: 3 Leaders Share Insights on the State of Community Hospitals; Examining the Crossroads of Culture, Engagement and Patient Satisfaction Physician-Hospital Relationships & ACOs; Who Will Be on Your Team? Acquiring a Physician Practice Requires Multi-Faceted Due Diligence; Physician Engagement: 20 Survey Findings; Six Sigma, 10 Years on: Was “the Promise” Realized?; Don’t Fear Clinical Integration: One Reason Community Hospitals May Have an Edge; 11 Best Practices for Commercial Payor Negotiations on New Payment Models; Moody’s: The 5 Most Prominent Areas of Focus in High-Performing Hospitals; AHA Supports Postponing ICD-10 Until 2014; 10 Steps to Increase the Value of a Hospital or Surgery Center; Community Hospitals Must Lead With Experience, Close With Compassion; Performance of Rural Healthcare Under the Affordable Care Act; Chuck Lauer: Why We Need to Keep Our Community Hospitals Strong; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

June Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
11 Hospital, Health System Executive Compensation Trends; The Future of the American Hospital: Role and Relevancy in the Next Decade; 8 Biggest Mistakes an ACO Can Make; Publisher's Letter; 80 Accountable Care Organizations to Know; A “Lean” Vision Drives Stanford Hospital & Clinics’ Performance: Q&A With CEO Amir Dan Rubin; Surgically Remodeling a Hospital: Q&A With Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg, CEO of Vanguard’s Weiss Memorial Hospital; Compensation Manifesto: 11 Steps for Hospital CEOs and Compensation Committees to “Get it Right”; 200 Statistics on Physician Compensation; Physician-Generated Hospital Revenue vs. Salary: 48 Statistics; 28 Statistics on Highest On-Call Coverage Per Diem Payments; 7 Steps to Navigate Payment Allocation Under ACOs; Physician Strategy as the Foundation to Improving Community Health; Hospital CFO Panel: How Are You Approaching Your Fiscal Strategy Right Now? Finance & Revenue Cycle Issue; CMS Releases FY 2013 IPPS Proposed Rule: 12 Points to Know; Moody’s: 2012 Shows Even Mix of Hospital Upgrades, Downgrades; Fitch: Patient Admissions, Pricing Trends Mixed at For-Profit Hospitals; An Overview of Recent Challenges to Hospital Transactions: Is the FTC Really More Aggressive?; Community Health Needs Assessment: 5 Phases to Compliance; OIG Claims Georgetown University Hospital Overbilled Medicare by 659K; The OR Efficiency Game Plan: Using Daily Huddles to Streamline Care; The Next Iteration of Hospital-Physician Alignment: Making Medicare Profitable; What We Need to Do if the Supreme Court Strikes Down the Healthcare Law; Hospital & Health System Transactions June 2012; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves June 2012. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

May/June Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
10 Pillars of Success for Top Healthcare Workplaces; Primary Care Strategy: The Most Important Decisions Hospitals Can Make; 7 Strategies to Help Hospitals Break Even on Medicare; Publisher's Letter; 100 Great Hospitals; 100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare; Secrets for Success in the Current Healthcare Climate: Q& With UW Medicine CEO Dr. Paul G. Ramsey; Putting Employees First: How to Improve Patient Experience, Profitability; Creating an Environment of Excellence: Q&A With Henry Ford Health System CEO Nancy Schlichting; Constructing a Strategic Roadmap Ensures Specialist Employment Decisions are “Investment Grade"; 9 Ways Better Data Can Drive Hospital Bundled Payment Initiatives; Healthcare Analytics Takes Supply Chain From The Delivery Dock to the C-Suite; Anesthesia Involvement in Hospital Strategy, Leadership Crucial to Department, Facility Success; MedPAC: Hospital Payments Should Increase by 1%; Recipe for Growing Market Share Through Data Optimization; Crafting Successful ASC Joint Ventures in 2012: Q&A With Jeff Peo, Donna Greene & Brandon Frazier of ASCOA; 10 New Surgery Centers Planned or Developed by Hospitals; Hospital-Payor Contracting: Antitrust Concerns Surround Exclusive Contracts & Most-Favored Nation Clauses; CHS, West Tennessee Healthcare Settle Long-Term Antitrust Dispute; FTC Requests Supreme Court Review of Georgia Hospital Sale; Navigating the Care Continuum: The Next Frontier for Providers; 3 Steps for Adding a Perioperative Specialist to Your Surgical Process; Perioperative Efficiency Study: 8-Step Process May Improve OR On-Start Times Executive Briefing: Real-Time Health Reform; "Real-Time” Health Reform: Using capacity more efficiently may be the fastest way to generate hospital revenue; 6 Benefits & Challenges in CMS’ Meaningful Use Stage 2 Proposed Rule; Employee Engagement No Longer a “Soft” Science: 3 Steps to Cultivate More Committed Employees; 10 Factors in Creating a Positive Work Environment; Hospital & Health System Transactions May/June 2012; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves May/June 2012. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March/April Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Healthcare Reform: Two Years Gone, Now What's on the Horizon?; 7 Steps for Building a Top-Tier Cancer Center; Despite Distressed Assets, Private Equity Firms See Value in Healthcare; Publisher's Letter; 70 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs; Turning Challenges Into Opportunities: Q&A With Brigham and Women’s Hospital President Dr. Elizabeth Nabel; 5 Hospital and Health System CEOs: What “Top Performance” Looks Like to Me; “Everyone Rowing Together”: Q&A With Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute Executive Director and CMO Dr. Keith Churchwell; This is the Worst Time for Healthcare CEO Paralysis; Bridging the Gap Between Fee-for-Service and Value-Based Care Starts With Physician Feedback; 7 Best Practices for Hospitals Implementing a Health Information Exchange; Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting Conference Brochure; A Culture of Continuous Improvement is Necessary for Success Under Value-Based Care; CBO: Most Demonstration Projects Don’t Curb Medicare Costs; Survey Suggests Joint Ventures With Physicians Most Popular Alignment Strategy, Among Other Findings; Common Ailments With Physician Practice Valuation; St. Vincent’s HealthCare CFO Mark Doyle: 3 Burning Questions Right Now; 7 Best Practices for a Smooth Hospital Tax Process; 7 Ways Hospitals Can Trim Their Labor and Operational Costs; The War Over ICD-10; Faster, Better, Stronger: Reinforcing Ties Between Hospitalists and Emergency Medicine; 11 Evolving Issues in Healthcare and Business; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.

February Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

The Future of Healthcare: 9 Capabilities for Post- Reform Success; Spurring Innovation in Healthcare Delivery: 5 Best Practices of Health System Leaders; 8 Issues Hospitals Consider Before an Integration or Sale; Publisher's Letter; 9 Leading Hospital, Health System CIOs Share Top Goals; Speaking a Common Language: Q&A With Rex Healthcare President David Strong and CIO Novlet Bradshaw; Ahead of the Meaningful Use Curve: Q&A With CEO Chuck Sted and CIO Steve Robertson of Hawaii Pacific Health; Is Your EHR Implementation in Trouble? 10 Things to Check; 10 Best Practices for Implementing Telemedicine in Hospitals; 5 Legal Issues Surrounding Electronic Medical Records; The Care Management Imperative; 32 Health Systems, Physician Groups to Participate in Pioneer ACOs; Survey: 55% of Payors Plan to Participate in ACOs Over Next 3 Years; CMS Issues Correction to OPPS Final Rule, Payments Decrease 0.1%; IRS Issues 2011 Form 990; CMS Shelves RAC Prepayment Review Demonstration; 9 Things Healthcare Organizations Should Do Now to Prepare for ICD-10; Don’t Let Fears About Healthcare IT Mire You in the Past; Using HIT to Drive Clinical Integration, Patient and Physician Engagement; 61 Integrated Health Systems to Know; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue. Click here to view this issue's CMO Supplement.

January Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
The Year Ahead:12 Challenges and Opportunities for Hospitals in 2012; 10 Ways for Hospitals and Health Systems to Increase Profitability in 2012; 40 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare; Publisher's Letter; 11 Leading Health System CEOs Share Top Goals for 2012; A Relationship Checklist for Hospital CEOs: 7 Behaviors to Ace; Building on a Legacy of Exceptional Care: Q&A With Mass General Hospital President Dr. Peter Slavin; Hospital Leadership is a Culture, Not a Person: Q&A With LifePoint Hospitals CEO Bill Carpenter; Leadership Lessons From “Little” Failures: Q&A With Health Management Associates CEO Gary Newsome; 10 Challenges Healthcare CEOs Can No Longer Ignore; Patient Engagement’s Critical Role in Post-Reform Success: 6 Steps to Improve Patient Centeredness; Assessing Leadership in the New Era of Healthcare Delivery: 5 Key Questions to Ask Hospital-Physician Relationships & ACOs; 7 Ways to Improve Accountability for Care; CMS to Invest Up to $1B for New Healthcare Delivery, Payment Models; Finances in the Era of Population Health: Q&A With Kevin Lang and Steve Mohr of Loma Linda University Medical Center; Not a Merger, Not an Acquisition: When and Why Strategic Partnerships Make Sense; A Partnership That Breaks the Mold: Q&A With Leaders From Washington’s Providence, Swedish Health; 4 Common Mistakes in Determining Fair Market Value for Physician Compensation; Hospital, Health System Salaries Increase Moderately in 2011; 6 Strategies for Improving OR Performance Through a Hospital- Employed Anesthesiology Model; 25 Benchmarks for Anesthesiology Practices; Hospital & Health System Transactions January 2012; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves January 2012. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.


2011

November/December Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
10 Biggest Hospital Stories of 2011; From Treating the Sick to Managing Community Health: Hospitals' New Role in Managing Population Health; From Cop to CEO: Q&A With Chris Van Gorder of Scripps Health; Publisher's Letter November 2011; 200 Hospital Benchmarks; Opportunities in the New Bundled Payment Initiative; Redesigning Healthcare Delivery Through Bundled Payments for Care: Q&A With Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s Valinda Rutledge; 56 Women Hospital and Healthcare Leaders to Know; Shattering Glass Ceilings: Women in the Hospital C-Suite; 7 Trends for Non-Profit Hospital Executive Salaries; 7 Reasons Hospitals Struggle to Align With Physicians; 4 Best Practices for Supporting Employed Physicians’ Independence; Hospitals Acquiring Physician Practices: 9 Recent Transactions; Survey: 65% of Employers Interested in ACO Model; Only 9 Percent of Physicians Feel Ready for “Business Side” of Medicine; Study Finds Weak Correlation Between Financial Incentives, Improved Quality of Care; NEJM Analysis of Physician Group Practice Demo Results Questions ACOs’ Success; Physicians Fight to Keep the Word “Doctor” to Themselves; 42% of Primary Care Physicians Say Their Patients Receive Too Much Care; Physicians Focus on Various Factors When Referring to Colleagues; Calling It Off: Why Some Hospital Mergers Fail and Others Don’t; The Ins and Outs of Successful Hospital Insurance Negotiations and Service; ICD-10: Will It Kill a Hospital’s Productivity?; 9 Recommendations for Hospital Health IT Staffing and Training; 12 Elements to Support a Viable Health IT and Telehealth Infrastructure; ONC Releases Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for 2011-2015; Report: Healthcare Organizations Under-Prepared to Protect Patients’ Information; Study: Providers May Not See Improved Outcomes From Meaningful Use Until Stage 2; Avoiding “Stupid” in Healthcare Leadership: Q&A With Glenn Fosdick, CEO of The Nebraska Medical Center; 8 Untraditional Ways to Retain the Best and Brightest in Healthcare; From Nurse to CEO: Q&A With Marina Del Rey CEO Fred Hunter; Looking Ahead in Healthcare: Finding Optimism in Change; Quint Studer: Mastering the Fine Art of Follow-Up; 5 Communication Strategies for Hospital CEOs; 70 Hospitals With Great Cardiology Programs; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Physician Executive Compensation: How Are Top Physician Leaders Paid?. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue. Click here to view this issue's CMO Supplement.

October Special Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Looking Back to Move Ahead: Leading Hospitals Through Fast-Paced Change; False Claims Based on Unneeded Procedures: 4 Strategies for Compliance; Non-Profit Hospitals Taking More Aggressive Stance Toward M&A, But Deals Aren’t Always Easy; Publisher’s Letter October 2011; Becker’s Hospital Review Annual CEO Strategy Roundtable; Big Pain or Big Gain? Important Factors for Hospitals Considering Partnerships With Retail Clinics; Creating an Outcomes-Based Culture: How to Engage Front-Line Staff in Process Improvement; 56 Women Hospital and Healthcare Leaders to Know; Shattering Glass Ceilings: Women in the Hospital C-Suite; When Physician Employment Doesn’t Make Sense: How to Turn Away Physicians Seeking Employment; Study: Push for Market Share Trumps Clinical Integration in Hospitals’ Rush for Physician Employment; Survey: Most Medical Practices Operating at a Loss; 6 Ways Hospitals Can Survive the Onslaught of Medicare Cuts; CMS Issues Final IPPS Rule, Net Medicare Reimbursements to Increase 1.1%; 5 Ways to Improve a Hospital’s Bottom Line Through the Revenue Cycle; Survey: Roughly 7 out of 10 Hospitals Collect Less Than 30% of Payments at Point of Service; HHS Announces New Bundled Payment Initiative; The Case for Making Anesthesia the “Face” of Surgical Services; The One Change ORs Should Make to Improve Efficiency: 5 Responses; HHS Review Could Impact Physician Supervision Requirements for Anesthesia Care; Private Equity Investing in Healthcare — 13 Hot and 4 Cold Areas; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

September/October Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
The Quiet Takeover: Insurers Buying Physicians and Hospitals; Patient Experience: An Increasingly Critical Hospital Indicator; Changes Ahead: Medicare IPPS 2012 and What It Means for Hospitals; Publisher’s Letter; 291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know; 60 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs; A CEO Walks Into a Patient Room: Q&A With Dr. David Feinberg, CEO of UCLA Health System; 25 Largest Non-Profit Hospitals in America; 25 Largest For-Profit Hospitals in America; 25 Top Grossing Non-Profit Hospitals in America; 25 Top Grossing For-Profit Hospitals in America; 15 Largest Non-Profit Hospital Systems; 15 Largest For-Profit Hospital Systems; A New Approach to Ambulatory Services; Orchestrating Four Generations in Your Hospital; How to Achieve Accountable Care While Avoiding Downfalls of Medicare ACOs; Survey: 33% of Hospital Executives Plan to Join ACOs, But Less Than 7% Believe ACO Model Improves Quality; 5 Foundational Questions for Hospitals Acquiring Physician Practices; Pennsylvania’s Divine Providence Hospital Settles Improper Payment Allegations; Federal Investigation Looks for Stark, Anti-Kickback Violations at Broward Health; Community Health Systems Receives SEC Subpoena; Florida’s St. Luke’s Hospital Faces False Claims Allegations; 6-Year-Old Whistleblower Suit Against IASIS Healthcare Alleging Kickbacks is Dismissed; 12 Decisions That Can Cripple a Surgery Center; Key Issues Plaguing Physician-Hospital Joint Ventures; 50 Surgery Center Benchmarks; How Healthcare Reform is Affecting Hospital Leaders’ Compensation; On-Call Coverage Payments Increased 4% in 2010; Independent Hospital CEOs Beat Integrated Health System CEOs in Total Cash Compensation Increases; 5 Considerations on Health Information Exchanges; Mayo Clinic Constructs Pioneering Health Information Exchange; Number of Health Information Exchanges Up 9% Compared to Last Year; Dr. John Caruso: Becoming a Champion of Change in Healthcare; Hospitals and Patient Centered Medical Homes: A Practical Pairing; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

July/August Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
10 Predictions on the Future of Hospital Executive Compensation; Hospital Tax-Exempt Status: Considerations Regarding Maintaining Exempt Status; Sophisticated and Powerful Consumers: How Transparency Will Change Hospitals; Publisher’s Letter; Hospital and Health System Executive Compensation: Statistics to Know; 5 Trends Affecting the Future of Physician; Trends in Physician-Generated Revenue From 2002-2010; 5 Trends Impacting Physician On-Call Compensation; Medical Directorship Compensation Varies Based on Specialty; 100 Statistics on Physician Compensation; 9 Leading Hospital CEOs Share Advice for Fellow Hospital Leaders; 65 Great Community Hospitals; 8 Out-of-the-Box Ways Hospitals Can Cut Costs; Growing Future Hospital Leaders: 6 Thoughts From Poudre Valley Health System CEO; Rulon Stacey; As Interest in ACOs Wanes, It’s Time to Do the ‘Next Right Thing’; What New Healthcare Leaders Should Know; Key Issues and Strategies for Physician Integration; Optimizing a Hospital-Physician Joint Venture: 4 Tips for a Culture of Partnership; Essential Primer: Pioneer ACOs and Proposed Advance Payment Initiative; Study Shows ACO Start-Up Costs Can Soar Up to $26.1M; Not Ready to Form an ACO? Three Value-Based Alternative Models; 10 Stark, False Claims and Kickback Lawsuits Involving Hospitals and Health Systems; 5 Questions to Determine if Your Independent Hospital Should Sell, Partner; 5 Changes That Can Increase a Hospital’s Value; Why Hospitals Need to Start Getting Ready for ICD-10 Now; 10 Recent Survey Findings About ICD-10; AAPC Suggests 16 Steps for Successful ICD-10 Implementation; Directory Lists Software for Physician ICD-10 Conversion; Report: EMR Market Expected to Top $6B by 2015; Proposed HIPAA Change Would Allow People to Learn Who Accessed Protected Health Information; 17 States Launch Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs; ONC Meaningful Use Workgroup Recommends Pushing Back Stage 2 for Those Attesting in 2011; Running an Academic Medical Center: Q&A With Johnese Spisso, Chief Health System Officer of UW Medicine; Academic Health and Hospital Operator Partnerships: Q&A With Dr. Bill Fulkerson and Bill Carpenter of Duke LifePoint Healthcare; Quint Studer: Raising HCAHPS Is About More Than Better Service... It’s About Better Quality; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

June Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
13 Legal Issues for Hospitals & Health Systems; Private Equity Funds Are Changing the Face of U.S. Hospitals; As Denials Rise, Hospitals Working Harder to Fend Off RACs; 13 Key Questions for Hospital-Physician Relationships — Assessing Legal Compliance; Overcoming Healthcare’s Most Pressing Challenges: Q&A With Methodist Health System CEO Stephen Mansfield; Creating a Growth-Oriented Hospital: Q&A With Mark Newton, CEO of Chicago’s Swedish Covenant Hospital; The Challenge of Non-Profit Status in an Era of Accountable Care; Physician-Hospital Contracting: A Compliance Approach: 11 Key Concepts; Male Physicians Still Out-Earn Female Physicians in Almost Every Specialty; Physician Group Type, Size Affect Level of On-Call Compensation; Should Your Hospital Form an ACO? 5 Considerations; Should Specialists Join ACOs?; Post-Acute Care Networks: The Key to Success in Accountable Care; The Gentle Art of Listening; Understanding Technology’s Role in Accountable Care Organizations; Six Building Blocks of a Technology Framework for ACOs; How to Gain Stakeholder Support for Transactions; Overall Healthcare M&A Spending Up, Volume Down; 7 Traits of a Great Hospital CEO; 5 Problems That Hurt a Hospital-Physician ASC Joint Venture — and How to Avoid Them; 5 Key Legal Issues Affecting Surgery Center Joint Ventures; 10 Most Frequently Provided Ambulatory Surgery Center Services; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Executives Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

May/June Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare; 12 Best Practices for Hospitals Great Places to Work; 50 Things to Know About the Proposed ACO Regulations; Publisher’s Letter: May/June 2011; Finding the Model Healthcare Executive; Physician Integration: Hospital Medical Leaders Share Challenges, Strategies; Physician Integration May Be “Tipping Point” for Success of ACOs; 5 Opportunities for Physicians and Hospitals to Realign in Preparation for ACOs; ACO Pioneers: Q&A With Leaders From The Nebraska Medical Center and Atlantic Health; 10 Recently Formed ACOs; 5 Ways to Improve Pay-for-Performance; 8 Steps to Building a Truly Transparent Hospital; Consumer Access to Hospital Data Places High Expectations on Facilities; Involving Anesthesia in Transparency and ACOs: Q&A With Somnia Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rob Goldstein; Putting Communities in Charge of Hospitals’ Future; An Examination of Ownership Models of ASC JVs; 8 Problems Surrounding Meaningful Use; Federal Meaningful Use Workgroup Goes to Work on Stage 2 Deadlines and Requirements; 8 Steps to Smoothly Achieve Meaningful Use; 4 Predictions on the Switch to ICD-10; Squeezing Water From a Stone: How to Get More From Existing Capacity and Add More to Your Bottom Line; 5 Strategies to Improve Patient Flow in a Busy Hospital; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Executives Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March/April Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
50 Best Hospitals in America; One Year Since Healthcare Reform: 5 Thoughts From Healthcare Leaders; 5 Common Hospital Problems — and Suggestion for How to Fix Them; Publisher’s Letter: March 2011; Planning for an Uncertain Future: Q&A With Gene Michalski, CEO of Michigan’s Beaumont Hospitals; Shifting From a Hospital-Based to Community-Based Mindset: Q&A With Valinda Rutledge, CEO of CaroMont Health; 5 Ways to Put People First in an ACO; 4 Points on Exclusivity, Market Power and Transparency in ACOs; Almost Half of Physicians Don’t Know What an ACO Is; 45% of Employers Want ACOs; Physician Hospital Integration Efforts: 4 Key Concepts; The Physician Hospital Enterprise: Physician Leadership Forges New Alliances; Engaging Physicians With IT; 10 Lessons From Leaders Who Have Merged or Acquired Hospitals; Hospital M&A Continued to Grow in Second Half of 2010; 5 Common Mistakes Hospitals Make When Investing in Surgery Centers with Physicians; 3 Current Trends Impacting ASC Transactions; ASC Transactions and Pricing During 2010: 4 Key Concepts; 4 Best Practices to Reduce Costs in Hospital-Owned ASCs; 7 Points on Developing Surgery Centers in Highly Regulated States; 10 Big Anti-Kickback and Stark Cases Involving Hospitals; 24 Statistics on Specialty Physician Compensation; 20 Statistics on Employed Physician Revenue vs. Salary by Specialty; Hospital-Employed Physician Salaries Could Jump 2.3% in 2011; 6 Predictions on Stage 2 Meaningful Use; Lessons for Hospital Leaders From ‘Undercover Boss’; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Executives Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

February Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
8 Mistakes Your Hospital is Making Right Now; 5 of the Biggest Hospital Employment Trends; Physician Employment & Beyond: The Current State of Physician Integration; Publisher's Letter: January 2011; 7 Keys to Developing a World Class Oncology Program; 15 Rising Stars: 25 Healthcare Leaders Under Age 40; System Integration in 2011: Q&A With Gary Campbell, President and CEO of Centura Health; 8 Points on Hospital-Physician Integration; 10 Recently Launched ACOs; Quint Studer: 3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Hospital's Performance; Creating Stronger Physician-Hospital Alignment; Strategies to Provide Patients With Superior Customer Service; 8 Insights Into Successful Hospital-ASC Joint Ventures; 5 Best Practices for a Profitable ASC; 10 New ASCs Opened or Under Development by Hospitals and Health Systems; 3 Ways Surgery Center Physicians Can Increase Case Volume; 10 Traits of High-Earning Hospital CEOs; 5 Points on Designing a CEO Incentive Compensation Plan; 15 Statistics on Healthcare Executive Compensation; 3 Questions to Ask When Designing an Employed Physician Compensation Plan; Justice Department Alleges Mayo Clinic Falsely Billed Medicare; St. John's Mercy Health System and St. John's Health System Settle Fraud Allegations for $2.2M; Obama Makes Physicians' Exemption From Red Flags Rule Official; 4 Things to Consider Before Putting Your Hospital on the Market; 5 Ways to Make Your Hospital More Attractive to a Buyer; Redefining Healthcare Finance: Time to Move Beyond the Long-Term Debt Crunch; 5 Hospitals That Closed Their Doors in 2010; CMS Releases Proposed Rule on Value-Based Purchasing; 5 Best Practices for Implementing Health IT Across a Large Health System; Crisis Communication During a Data Breach: 5 Best Practices; HIMSS: 22% of Hospitals Can Meet at Least 10 of 14 Core Measurements of Stage 1 Meaningful Use; 15 Statistics on Physician-Hospital Alignment; Healthcare Reform's Impact on Hospital Emergency Departments: 6 Considerations; Study Finds Shortage of On-Call Specialists Plaguing ERs; Researchers Assess Accuracy of Radiology Readings in EDs; Rapid Medical Screening Process Improves Patient Flow in EDs; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Executives Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

January/February Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
The Year Ahead: 10 Key Trends for Hospitals in 2011; 9 Strategies for Maintaining Profitability in 2011 and Beyond; 10 Ways to Improve Your Hospital's Heart Program; Publisher's Letter: January 2011; 10 Ways to Cope in This Anxious Time of Healthcare Reform; Top CEOs of Hospitals and Health Systems Share Goals for 2011; 52 Women Hospital & Healthcare Leaders; 40 Hospital Benchmarks; 7 Steps Hospitals Must Take to Embrace ACOs: From Kevin Brennan at Geisinger Health System; ACOs: One System's Approach Toward Accountability and Success; Should Your Hospital Develop or Join an ACO? 5 Questions to Ask; Accrediting Body Issues Proposed Standards for ACOs, Asks for Comment; 7 Factors to Assess the Sustainability of a Hospital: Assessing a Hospital's Viability, Its Financial Situation and the Severity of the Threats it Faces; 10 Successful Hospital Turnarounds; 8 Things to Know About Medicare's Bundled Payment Pilot; Bundled Pricing Opportunities & Challenges: Q&A With Baptist Health System's Michael Zucker; The Case for Shifting More Services to Midlevel Providers; 9 Key Considerations for Healthcare Internal Investigations; Maryland's St. Joseph Medical Center to Pay $22M to Settle False Claims, Kickback Allegations; CHRISTUS Health in Houston to Pay $1M Settlement in Medicare Fraud Lawsuit; Ohio's Marion General Pays $1.2M to Settle Stark Violations; Simi Valley Hospital Settles Medicare Fraud Lawsuit, Agrees to Pay $5.15M; 6 Things Health Systems Look For When Acquiring a Hospital; University of Louisville to Merge With CHI, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's; Michigan Attorney General Approves Detroit Medical Center Sale; Caritas Christi Sale Finalized; New For-Profit System Plans ACO; 4 Factors That Determine Hospital Executive Compensation; 5 Factors Affecting Physician Compensation; 5 Top-Paid Medical Specialties; Physician Compensation and Revenue Differs Based on Hospital Ownership; 11 Best Practices for Maximizing Healthcare IT Incentive Payments; CCHIT to Launch EHR Certification for Hospitals; CMS in Final Stages of Testing Incentive Management Systems; Changes to HIPAA in the Interim Rule and Best Practices for Maintaining Compliance; 7 Best Practices for Installing Real-Time Location Systems in Your Hospital; Case Study: Implementing RTLS at Texoma Medical Center; For-Profit Hospital Operators 3Q 2010 Financial Results; Hospital & Health System Executives Moves (January 2011); Hospital and Health System Transactions. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

2010

November/December Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Top 10 Hospital Stories of 2010; 3 Best Practices for Bundled Pricing; Hospital Strategies and Transactions: Healthcare Reform and Market Evolution; Publisher’s Letter: November/December 2010; The Implementation of New Models of Care: Q&A With Iowa Health System CEO Bill Leaver; 256 Hospital and Healthcare Industry Leaders to Know; 5 Best Practices to Prepare Hospitals for Accountable Care; Is Your Organization Ready For Accountable Care? How to Implement a Readiness Assessment and Establish Priorities; 5 Key Regulatory Concerns for ACOs; To Run ACOs, Hospitals Need to Change Their Business Model; ACOs May Cause Healthcare Cost Inflation Rather than Savings; 10 Tips to Creating a Physician-Led Integrated Care System With Advocate Health’s Mark Shields; 3 Medical Specialties Most Pursued for Employment by Hospitals; 10 Best Practices for Creating Hospital Group Practices; 7 Key Provisions for Successful Physician Employment Contracts; CMS Issues Stark Act Voluntary Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol — 9 Key Concepts; OIG’s Increased Scrutiny on Heart Stents and ICDs: What It Means For Your Hospital; Government to Intervene in Mayo Clinic False Claims Investigation; California’s El Centro Regional Medical Center to Pay $2.2M to Settle Medicare Fraud Allegations; 18 Florida Hospitals Under Investigation for Improper Medicaid Billing; Georgia’s WellStar Health Systems Settles Medicaid Billing Investigation for $2.7M; New York’s North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Settles Fraud Investigation for $2.95M; 10 of the Biggest Hospital and Health System Transactions of 2010; Is a Statutory Hospital Merger a Bona Fide Sale?; 4 Ways Community Hospitals Can Align With a Health System, Short of Acquisition; Boston’s Caritas Christi to Close Two Hospitals if Cerberus Deal Fails; Florida’s Broward Health Plans to Transition to New Community Not-for-Profit Corporation; University of Michigan Health, Two Other Systems Launch Pennant Health Alliance; 8 Ways Hospital Executives Can Increase Their Earning Power; Physician Incentive Plans on the Rise; 4 Trends in Non-Profit Hospital Executive Compensation Over the Next 5 Years; 10 Statistics About Compensation of Healthcare Executives; 5 Ways Hospitals Will Change Over the Next 10 Years; The Entrepreneurial Small Practice Is Not Going Away; Hospitalists, the Fastest Growing Specialty, Meet Demands of Healthcare Reform; Study: Hospitalists With Lower Base Salaries Are More Productive; Markedly More Surgery Patients Now Co-Managed by Hospitalists; 4 Tips on Implementing a Surgicalist Program at Your Hospital; Society of Hospital Medicine President Dr. Jeff Wiese Responds to Four Criticisms of Hospital Medicine; 5 Best Practices for Improving Your Hospital’s Revenue Cycle; 4 Ways to Gain Leverage in Payor Contract Negotiations; 8 Points on Improving Collections of Outstanding Balances From Patients; Billing Clinics Improve Collections at Wisconsin’s Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare; What Makes or Breaks A Successful ACO: Q&A With Dartmouth Brookings Pilot Participant Monarch Healthcare’s COO Ray Chicoine; 10 Statistics Your Hospital Should Track; HHS Starts Talks on 2013 Measures for Second Stage of Meaningful Use; National Health IT Coordinator David Blumenthal Hints More Complex Requirements for 2013 Stage 2 Meaningful Use; HIMSS Launches State HIT Dashboard, Alerts Healthcare Providers of Health IT-Related News; New Government Health IT Panel to Set Road Rules for Nationwide Health Information Network; GOP’s New ‘Pledge to America’ Puts $19B in HIT Stimulus Funds at Risk; 4 Steps to Creating a Great Hospital Marketing Campaign; 3 Ways Hospitals Unintentionally Waste Money; Developing a Culture of Execution: A Precursor to Success Under Health Reform; 25 Largest Hospitals; 25 Top Grossing Hospitals; Hospital & Health System Executives Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

September/October Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
5 Best Practices for Hospital Employment of Physicians; Roles and Compensation of Physician Leaders Growing; 30 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare; Insights From the Model for ACOs: Q&A With Harold Dash of Everett Clinic on the Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration Project; The Future of Healthcare Delivery and Your Hospital: Q&A With John Hopkins Medicine CEO Dr. Edward Miller; 40 Leading Non-Profit Health Systems; 20 Largest Non-Profit Hospitals in the United States; 15 Leading For-Profit Hospital Chains; 20 Largest For-Profit Hospitals in the United States; Top 20 Grossing Non-Profit Hospitals in the United States; Top 20 Grossing For-Profit Hospitals in the United States; Independent Medical Practice: Does Healthcare Reform Mark the Beginning of the End?; Strategies for Hospital Leadership – Identifying Strengths, Allocating Hospital Resources and Focusing on Profitable Niche Leadership; 6 Key Trends in Compensation of Hospital-Based Physicians; Hospital Takeovers: Will Your “Golden Parachute” Protect You?; 3 Trends in Cardiology Compensation and Workload; Hospital Executive Salary Growth Slows; Building an Accountable Care Organization; 15 Fraud and Abuse Cases Making Headlines in 2010; Monitoring Your Hospital’s Revenue Cycle: Six Metrics to Review Each Month; 4 Trends in Hospital Revenue Cycle Management; Six Revenue Cycle Inefficiencies: Key Learnings From Abbeville Area Medical Center; 5 Tips on Preparing to Meet Meaningful Use Regulations; CMS Launches Official Website for EHR Incentive Programs; Survey Shows CIOs Feel Unprepared To Meet Meaningful Use Requirements; Two EHR Giants to Merge, Anticipating Federal IT Payments; Chuck Lauer: 10 Points on Leadership; The Current State of Infection Control; Using Automated Systems to Reduce Infection and Contamination Risk in Your Hospital; Electronic Infection Monitoring Shown to Improve Adherence to Infection Prevention Best Practices; APIC Study: Hospitals Still Struggle With Infections; Michigan Hospitals’ Infection Control Program Spreading to Other States; PHA President Brett Gosney: The Future of Physician-Owned Hospitals; JAMA Article Suggests Many Physicians Fail to Report Impaired Colleagues; High Readmission Rates Not Necessarily Connected to Poor Hospital Quality; One-Quarter of Hospital Patients Readmitted Within Two Years; HHS Adds Hospital Outpatient and ED Quality Data to Public Websites; Medical Errors Cost $19.5B in a Single Year; Study Finds Financial Incentives and Public Reporting Improve Quality of Care; 6 Key Issues and Trends Impacting Outpatient Services and Physician-Owned Facilities; 10 Simple Ways to Contain Costs: How Sacred Heart Hospital Saved $5M; Hospital & Health System Executives Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

July/August Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Hospital Income From Employed Physicians Represents 5-10 Times Their Salaries; Physician-Generated Revenue and Average Salaries by Specialty; Hospital and Health System CEO and CFO Compensation From 2005-2009; Publisher’s Letter: July 2010; Average Daily On-Call Compensation by Medical Specialty; 8 Statistics About Urologist Compensation; 15 Statistics About Anesthesiologist Compensation; 15 Statistics About General Surgeons’ Compensation; 8 Statistics About Ophthalmologist Compensation; 8 Statistics About Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation; 6 Statistics About Gastroenterologist Compensation; Renewed Hospital M&A Activity May Drive Surge in Joint Ventures; 6 Key Practices for Community Hospitals; Statistics on Independent vs. Affiliated Community Hospitals, 1999-2008; Getting Ready for Meaningful Use: Positioning Your Facility to Meet the Guidelines; 20 Top-Grossing Community Hospitals With 100 or Fewer Beds; Steve Ronstrom: Hardwiring Mission and Values Into the Hospital Culture; AHA Report: Bundled Payments Could Reduce Spending, Spur Quality Improvement; University Hospital Alliance Launches Program to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections; Insurers Push Las Vegas Hospitals to Improve Quality; More Than One-Third of California Inpatients Readmitted Within a Year; Failure to Correctly Code Catheter-Associated Infections May Affect Medicare Payment Policy; 6 Reasons Why Health Reform Law Won’t Reduce ED Overcrowding; ED Best Practices Can Help Ease Transitions Under Healthcare Reform; How to Turn Around a Bankrupt Hospital: 4 Lessons From South Hampton Community Hospital in Dallas; As AMA Embraced Health Reform, Membership Fell 3.5% in 2009; How Accountable Care Organizations Will Operate Under Healthcare Reform; 19 States Refuse to Create High-Risk Pools Despite $5B in Federal Funding; Lawsuit Challenges Ban on Physician-Owned Hospitals in Health Reform Law; Aligning Physician and Hospital Goals Through Financial Incentives: Advocate Health’s Clinical Integration Program; Quint Studer: Using HCAHPS to Drive Patient Satisfaction; A Review of OIG Self Referral and Antikickback Cases: 6 Categories of Non-Compliant; Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Christ Hospital Pay $108M to Settle Federal Kickback Accusations; Nine Hospitals Agree to Pay More Than $9.4M to Resolve Kyphoplasty-Related False Claims Allegations; Brett Gosney: 4 Ways to Improve Your Hospital-Based Orthopedics Program; Hospital and Health Systems Transactions; 12 Steps for Hospitals to Comply With Core Measures From Keith Granger, Former CEO of Flowers Hospital; Hospital and Health Systems Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

May/June Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
America’s 30 Best Hospitals; What Health Reform Will Mean for Hospitals and Physicians; 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare; Publisher's Letter: May/June 2010; Brief Analysis on How Healthcare Reform Impacts ASCs and Physician-Owned Hospitals – 10 Observations; David Fox: 5 Approaches to Improve Advocate Good Samaritan’s Outpatient Satisfaction; Challenges Facing 10 Hospital Service Lines; Hospital and Health System Executive Moves; Hospital and Health System Transactions; 15 Key Factors Affecting Hospitals’ Longer-Term Outlook. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March/April Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
14 Biggest Trends and Events for Hospitals and Health Systems in 2009; Chris Van Gorder: Working Closely With Physicians Key to Turning Scripps Health Around; 20 Best Community Hospitals in America; Steve Ronstrom: Strategic Performance Improvement Amid Cost Cutting; Chuck Lauer: 8 Reasons Why Health Reform is Running out of Steam; 8 Top Hospital and Health System Trends of the Past Decade; Brett Gosney: 5 Tips for Maintaining Orthopedic Implant Costs; David Fox: Transparency as the Key to Improvement; Becker’s Hospital Review Announces Hospitals and Health Systems: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues Conference (April 13-14, 2010, Chicago; Mark Laney: Bridging the Generation Gap — the Art of Managing Multiple Generations; Quint Studer: Four Best Practices for Improving Emergency Department Results; Hospital and Health System Executive Moves; Hospital and Health System Transactions; Marie Sinioris Explains the Goals of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership; CEO Robert Allen of Park City Medical Center Shares Lessons Learned in Opening a New Hospital. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

January Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Becker's Hospital Review Names America's 10 Best Hospitals for 2009; 9 Ways Hospitals Can Still Make Money; Publisher’s Letter; Advocate Good Samaritan CEO David Fox Discusses Challenges and Opportunities for Community Hospitals, Keys to Success; Hospital CEO Stephen Ronstrom’s Plan for Success in a Rapidly Changing and Challenging Economy; 2009 Median Compensation for Hospital Executives; 2009 Median Compensation for Health System Executives; Becker's Hospital Review Names the 32 Best Physician-Owned Hospitals in America; 30 of the Best Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems; Chip Kahn, President of the Federation of American Hospitals, Looks at Health Reform 17 Years After 'Harry & Louise'; Assessing Alignment, Action and Accountability Within Your Hospital With Quint Studer of the Studer Group; Hospital and Health System Executive Moves; Hospital and Health System Transactions; 10 Hospital CEOs Age 40 or Younger; Attack on Physician-Owned Hospitals in America: History, Current Efforts and the Impact on the Future of Healthcare; Amy Floria, CFO of Goshen Health System, Shares Goals of 2010. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

2009

October Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Current Trends in Hospital and Health System CEO Compensation; 58 Hospital and Health Industry Leaders; 12 Best Practices for a Successful Hospital Neurosurgery Program; Publisher's Letter; 18 Hospitals With Great Neurosurgery Programs; Total U.S. Costs for the Top 10 Most Frequent Principal Diagnoses; Hospital CEO Spotlight: Q&A With Jane Keller of Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital; Finding Dollars in Unexpected Places: 4 Best Practices for Hospitals From Studer Group’s Stephanie Baker; Hospitals Make CEO, CFO Changes Across the Country; New Heartland Health CEO Brings Physician’s Perspective; 4 Trends in Hospital Financing: Discussion With Claudia Gourdon of Healthcare Finance Group. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

July Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
10 Best Practices for Increasing Hospital Profitability; Hospitals and Health Systems: The Best of Times and the Worst of Times 2009; 15 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Cardiovascular Programs; Publisher’s Letter; Hospital Cardiology Leaders Offer Practical Guidance for How to Make it to the Top of the Quality Ladder; Statistics on the Compensation of Physicians; Becker’s Hospital Review Names Its Hospital CEO of the Year and Runner-Ups; 10 Statistics About the Economic Impact on Hospitals; Hospitals Across the Nation Announce CEO, CFO Changes; Physician-Owned Hospitals and Physician Owners Must Disclose Ownership to Patients; 20 Physician-Owned Hospital CEOs to Know. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

April Issue of
Becker's Hospital Review
12 Best Practices for Successful Hospital Oncology Departments; 11 Key Concepts From the Stark Law; 20 Physician Leaders of Hospitals to Know; Publisher’s Letter; Hospital and Health System CEO and CFO 2008 Median Base Salary Figures; Despite Rate Changes, Oncology Still Profitable: Hospitals Respond To Evolving Market Dynamics; 11 Hospitals With Great Oncology Programs; Oncology Salary Statistics by Region; Developing Centers of Excellence — Key Concepts, Strategies and Tactics; Centers of Excellence Achieved by Focus, Sweat and Determination; 8 Ways Hospitals Can Prepare for Recovery Audit Contractors; Hospital Employment of Physicians: What Works and Does Not is Very Clear. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

January Issue of
Becker's Hospital Review
Top 10 Hospital Stories of 2008; 15 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic and Spine Programs; 5 Key Concepts from the William Blair & Company Survey of Hospital Administrators; Hospital Real Estate and Financing Q&A With Mike O'Keefe of Navigant Consulting; Top 10 States With More Hospitals Than Surgery Centers; Quint Studer Discusses 5 Important Issues Facing Hospital Leaders; 5 Factors Influencing a Hospital’s Value; 4 Critical Concepts From the Latest Stark Act Regulation; National and Regional Benchmarks for Hospital Profit Margin and Cash-to-Debt Ratio; 22 Investor-Owned Hospital Companies to Know; Will the Federal Government Shut Down Surgery Centers and Physician-Owned Hospitals?; Top 10 States With More Surgery Centers Than Hospitals; 15 Healthcare Trends and Observations; Kenneth Hawkins Discusses 3 Key Capital Partner Issues for Community Hospitals; Serious Recession Could Greatly Harm Hospitals — And Not Just Because of the Uninsured; 6 Insights on Physician/Hospital Surgery Center Joint Ventures From Dick Hanley of Health Inventures; Distribution of Hospitals and Surgery Centers by Population Levels; Revenue Per Case by Specialty in Surgery Centers. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

2008

September Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
24 Hospital Leaders to Know; Minimal to Maximum Integration Models; Hospital Leader Shares Insight on Current State of Hospitals and Health Care; 10 Ways to Improve Your Hospital’s Orthopedic Program; Letter from the Editor: Five Evolving Trends for Health Systems; Hospital Physician Specialists: To Hire or Not to Hire; Recapturing and Growing Your GI Business. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

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