July 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review


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The Outpatient Payment Rate Debate: What Lower Reimbursement Would Mean for Hospitals
Alvin Hoover, CEO of King's Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Miss., says his hospital faces a number of fiscal challenges as a rural provider. Click to continue »

Integrated Chaos: Health Systems and the Aftermath of Defensive Physician Acquisitions
When hospitals or health systems explain the reasoning for their acquisition of other hospitals or physician groups, the language is richly coated in good intentions. Click to continue »

Too Small to Fail: Why Letting Community Hospitals Die Isn't an Option
What's the mission of a community hospital? The answer isn't so simple. Click to continue »

Publisher’s Letter

100 Great Community Hospitals
Becker's Hospital Review has named its 2014 edition of "100 Great Community Hospitals," a list based on community hospitals' accolades, quality and service to their communities. Click to continue »

Population Health Lessons From Hospitals in the U.S.' Healthiest Counties: 3 CEOs Share Successes
Population health management is quickly becoming a fact of life for hospitals and health systems across the country. Click to continue »

Recruit Physicians Like an Academic Medical Center: 3 Tips for Community Hospitals
Physician recruitment has always been a competitive arena for hospitals and health systems, and it is poised to become more competitive as the supply of physicians dwindles. Click to continue »

5 Things to Know About Co-Management Agreements
Hospital-physician alignment arrangements are becoming an increasingly sought-after integration model as health organizations are redesigning their approaches to care in the pay-for-performance environment. Click to continue »

CEOs: Population Health Experience is Hardest Skill Set to Find
Nearly 60 percent of health system and hospital CEOs ranked population health as the "hardest" skill set to find within the broader healthcare field. Click to continue »

10 States With the Fewest Primary Care Physicians by Population
Massachusetts has the most primary care physicians by population, boasting 131.9 active primary care physicians per 100,000 people — but many states are not as lucky, as the nation averages 90.1 primary care physicians per 100,000. Click to continue »

Making Costs Clear: How Hospitals Can Help Drive Price Transparency Tool Development
In 2006, Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System decided to take its electronic portal for patients to the next level. Click to continue »

3 Key Findings on the Newly Insured
Earlier this month, HHS announced more than 8 million people had signed up for health plans through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchanges, surpassing the Congressional Budget Office's initial projection of 7 million for the first year. Click to continue »

Moody's: Hospitals That Invest in IT, Outpatient Will Win
A new report from Moody's Investors Service says hospitals that put their investment dollars in two primary areas — information technology and outpatient services — are most likely to survive the challenging operating conditions. Click to continue »

Tracking and Trending: How Hospitals Should Handle the Rise in Commercial Audits
Since the Medicare recovery audit contractor program began in 2009, Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden, N.C., has handled "a great deal" of RAC audits, says Annette White, director of Morehead Memorial's health information management department. Click to continue »

Community Hospital Innovation
It's not just large, multi-state systems that innovate. Click to continue »

Doing More With Less: Forgoing and Simplifying in Health IT
According to a HIMSS survey, the average hospital's IT budget is increasing. Click to continue »

NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia Pay Largest-Ever HIPAA Fine
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University, both in New York City, have paid a combined $4.8 million to settle charges of a HIPAA violation following a 2010 data breach, the largest HIPAA settlement to date. Click to continue »

The CEO's Guide to Getting Fired
It's a word you don't hear much in healthcare — they are often framed as something more delicate, such as early retirements — but firings are happening. Click to continue »

7 Things CEOs Can Do Today to Advance Their Careers
The healthcare industry is undergoing rapid change, including technological advances and new entrants into the market. Hospital and health system CEOs all want to succeed in the new environment, and below are seven things CEOs can do for their careers today to help ensure future success. Click to continue »

10 Things to Know About Henry Ford Hospital
These days, the health system is still a great influencer of excellence in care. Click to continue »

10 Things to Know About the Federation of American Hospitals
The Federation of American Hospitals represents investor-owned and managed community hospitals throughout the U.S., acting as a spokesperson to Congress, the White House, media and academia. Click to continue »

10 Things to Know About Carolinas HealthCare System
Carolinas HealthCare System, based in Charlotte, N.C., is the largest vertically integrated healthcare system in North and South Carolina. Click to continue »

10 Things to Know about the American Medical Association
The American Medical Association is one of the largest physician lobbying groups in the United States with the goal of "promot[ing] the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health." Click to continue »

4 Traits of "Invisible" People — And Why Your Organization Needs Them
David Zweig worked as a fact checker at Conde Nast for five years. Click to continue »

Top 7 Strategic Priorities in the Hospital C-Suite
Here are seven top strategic priorities hospital C-suite executives have for their organizations over the next three years, according to the American Hospital Association's survey, "Building a Leadership Team for the Health Care Organization of the Future." Click to continue »

The Ethics of a Good Night’s Sleep
A recent study about the effect of sleep deprivation on our decision-making has hit home for me. Click to continue »

Priceline.com for Healthcare? Yes, Please
Answer the following: Which industry has experienced such transformational change in the last 20 years that an entire profession was nearly wiped out? Click to continue »

The Corner Office: Ruth Brinkley of KentuckyOne on Human Connections
Ruth Brinkley has served as president and CEO of Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health since January 2012. Click to continue »

Hospital & Health System Executive Moves

Hospital & Health System Transactions



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