September 2016 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

September 2016 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

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On the Cover

100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know 2016.
Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to highlight a variety of Medicare and commercial payer accountable care organizations, led by hospitals and health systems, physician groups and other organizations. Click here to continue >>
50 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know 2016

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to recognize 50 CEOs, presidents and administrators for their leadership of nationally recognized critical access hospitals. Click here to Continue >>

Executive Briefings in Issue

7 Key Areas to Address Under the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model
In the past, healthcare providers' pay was primarily driven by the volume of patients and sevices rendered, with weaker correlation to outcomes.

The Movement to Mobile: Evolving Patient Experience Methods in Revenue Cycle Management
Within the last decade, healthcare has seen a steady increase in consumerism among patients, who are faced with a gamut of choices and decisions when it comes to the quality and price of their medical care.

CMS Termination Letter: What to Expect and How to Prepare
If you have received a CMS Termination Letter, it has been determined that your hospital has a condition-level deficiency.

The Next Generation of Healthcare for the Next Generation
Technology and market conditions are changing consumers' expectations in ways that will force health systems to approach patients as customers- or risk losing market share to their more progressive competitors.

How to Diagnose, Intervene, and Succeed in Combating Physician Burnout
Physician burnout levels hover around 50 percent across most specialties, according to surveys from Medscape, the American Medical Association and Mayo Clinic.

Integrated Strategy

Top 61 Health System Markets
Healthcare in the U.S. improved between 2011 and 2014, when the Affordable Care Act was implemented, according to the 2016 edition of The Commonwealth Fund's Scorecard on Local Health System Performance. Click here to Continue >>

400 Physicians Cut Ties with Partners for Crosstown Rival: Tufts
Nearly 400 physicians from Medford, Mass.-based Hallmark Health System have decided to end their longtime affiliation with Boston-based Partners HealthCare to join Tufts Medical Center, a rival physician network, according to The Boston Globe. Click here to Continue >>

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After conducting research and holding telephone interviews, SK&A ranked the health systems below based on total number of facilities. Click here to Continue >>

Taking the "Big, Scary Giant" Out of Healthcare Billing: 6 Questions with Zotec's T. Scott Law
As more patients choose high-deductible health plans and take on a greater share of healthcare expenses, the reality of that newfound financial responsibility can be daunting. Click here to Continue >>

We asked 13 Physicians What They Really THink of Their Hospital
The hospital-physician relationship is a delicate dance. Click here to Continue >>


Tenet Posts $44M Net Loss in Q2, Increases Reserve to Settle Kickback Allegations
Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare reported a net loss of $44 million in the second quarter of 2016, compared to a $60 million net loss in the same period of 2015. Click here to Continue >>

Ozarks Community Hospital CEO Says Medicare Termination is 'Warning for Small Hospitals'
Paul Taylor, CEO of the Springfield, Mo.-based Ozarks Community Hospital health system, is fighting back against CMS' recent decision to terminate the Medicare agreement for the organization's Springfield facility. Click here to Continue >>

5th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable


The Productivity Paradox: EHR's Need to be Tough Now to Gain Efficiencies Later
The productivity paradox is the phenomenon that investing in IT leads to an initial decline in improvement and productivity instead of the expected immediate improvement in processes. Click here to Continue >>

Banner Health Suffers Year's Largest Data Breach; 3.7M Affected
Cyberattackers gained access to "a limited number" of Banner Health computer servers. Click here to Continue >>

The New-Age CIO: 3 Leaders on HOw the Top IT Role is Evolving
As technology's role becomes cemented at the core of most business operations, organizations are increasingly turning to their CIOs for guidance. Click here to Continue >>

CMO/Care Delivery

'Ever-Ready': 3 Nurses Discuss Orlando Regional Medical Center's Mass Shooting Response
On June 12, 49 people were killed and 53 were injured when a shooter opened fire inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., less than half a mile from Orlando Regional Medical Center. Click here to Continue >>

CMS Releases Overall Hospital Star Ratings: 12 Things to Know
After a three-month delay and negative chatter from many stakeholder groups, CMS released its Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating program in full Wednesday on its Hospital Compare website. Click here to Continue >>

CMS' First 5-starts: Which 102 Hospitals Come Out on Top?
Here are the 102 hospitals that received five-star ratings from CMS' new Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating, which combines 64 measures that are already public on Hospital Compare into one consumer friendly rating. Click here to Continue >>

Former CDC Director Dr. Bill Foege on Why He Stands Behind Theranos, How to Build an Effective Coalition and What Presidential Candidates Must Address
The world's brightest minds work every day to untangle the complex issues that plague healthcare. And while many problems remain, occasionally someone succeeds. Click here to Continue >>

The Corner Office: Dr. Susan Ehrlich ono Bridging Clinical, Executive, and Health Policy Leadership
Susan Ehrlich, MD, has only served as CEO of the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center since April, but her experience in primary care and executive leadership roles extends far beyond. Click here to Continue >>

17 of the Most Interesting People In Healthcare
Here are 17 people who have had a huge influence on the healthcare system in the United States. Click here to Continue >>

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