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Subject: [Becker's Hospital Review] Redesigning Healthcare Delivery Through Bundled Payments: Q&A With CMS' Valinda Rutledge | CHS Acquires Texas' Tomball Regional & 13 More Transactions | Partners, BCBS Mass Finalize Agreement to Reduce Payments by $240M |
Becker's Hospital Review  
News & Analysis

Oct. 7, 2011


1. Redesigning Healthcare Delivery Through Bundled Payments for Care: Q&A With Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's Valinda Rutledge. Click Here    


2. 7 Points on CMS' Bundled Payment Initiative. Click Here     


3. CHS Acquires Texas' Tomball Regional Medical Center Click Here & 13 More Recent Hospital & Health System Transactions. Click Here      


4. Fewer than 100 Spots Remain for the Best Annual ASC Business, Legal and Clinical Conference: The 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference -- Improving Profitably and Business and Legal Issues, Oct. 27-29, Chicago. Features Keynote Speakers Bill Walton, Hall of Fame NBA Basketball Player; Sam Donaldson, ABC News Veteran and Former Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News; and Adrian Gostick, Author and Global Thought Leader on Workplace Strategy. To learn more and register, Click Here   


Interested in Learning More About ASCs? Read:
6 Reasons Why Independent Hospitals and ASCs Face Similar Challenges on a Different Scale. Click Here  


5. 4 Best Practices for Supporting Employed Physicians' Independence. Click Here       


6. Partners HealthCare, BCBS Massachusetts Finalize Agreement to Reduce Payments by $240M Over 3 Years. Click Here      


7. California's Providence Health Forms JV With 5 Physician Groups. Click Here     


8. Call for Speakers. We are seeking 3-4 panelists for three sessions at the Becker's Hospital Review Annual Meeting (May 17-18, 2012). Join Bob Woodward, Mike Ditka and Suzy Welch. Panelists needed for the following sessions: 1. What Percentage of Physicians Will be Employed in 5 years?; What Are the Five Best Specialties for Hospitals? 2. What Should a Hospital CEO and CFO be Paid? 3. 3 Core Strategies to Excel as an Independent Hospital.  If interested or to recommend a panelist, email Scott Becker at


9. OIG Will Review Link Between Physician-Owned Distributorships, Cost. Click Here       


10. Upcoming Webinar! Becker's Hospital Review's Health System CEO Webinar - The State of the Industry; Clear Strategies for 2012 (Tue., Nov. 8, 2011, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CST) -- sponsored by MedAssets. To register for this webinar, Click Here .  


11. 10 Statistics on Oncologist Compensation. Click Here   


12. Hospital Interim Leadership Firms Sought. A Becker's reader is seeking the names of top staffing firms that specialize in interim hospital staffing, especially for surgical hospitals. To recommend a firm, please email Scott Becker at  


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3. The Best Ideas to Improve Volume and Profits - Bryan Zowin, President, Physician Advantage, John C. Steinmann, MD,Renovis Surgical Technologies, Robin Fowler, MD, Executive Director and Owner, Interventional Management Services, and Keith Metz, MD 


4. Key Concepts to Fixing Physician Hospital Joint Ventures Gone South - Brent W. Lambert, MD, Principal & Founder, and Luke Lambert, CEO, ASCOA 


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1. Physician-Hospital Relationships  & ACOs
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2. Compensation Issues
Stark Act/Antikickback Statute/False Claims
4. Hospital Leadership & Executive Moves
5. Hospital Transactions & Valuation Issues
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6. Hospital Management & Administration

8. Healthcare IT
9. OR Effeciency
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11. RACs/ICD-9/ICD-10
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