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Becker's Hospital Review June 2013 Issue

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125 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know p. 16 INSIDE Keeping Employed Physicians Profitable: Hospital Review Is It Impossible? p. 26 5 Tips on Moving Away From RVUs for Physician Compensation p. 42 Physician Turnover at an All-Time High p. 27 Pittsburgh v. UPMC: Legal Arguments Behind the Tax-Exempt Challenge p. 43 Should Healthcare Abandon ICD-10? p. 37 INDEX ACOs p. 12 Clinical Integration & Physician Issues p. 26 Executive Briefing: Community Hospital Affiliation p. 31 Finance, Revenue Cycle & ICD-10 Issues p. 35 Executive Briefing: Healthcare Transportation p. 38 Compensation p. 42 Legal & Regulatory Issues p. 43 June 2013 • Vol. 2013 No. 6 What's Behind the Rash of New Hospital Brands? ACOs: The Least Agreed-Upon Concept in Healthcare? By Molly Gamble Healthcare is one of the country's most heavily regulated industries, one also driven by diagnoses, evidence and clinical expertise. Yet, despite this objectivity, one three-letter acronym has caused quite a divide among healthcare policy experts, physicians, health systems and payors. continued on page 12 Price Transparency: Why It's an Issue & Where Hospitals Fit in By Heather Punke Hospitals and health systems across the country have been getting makeovers this year — several organizations have changed their name, brand and/or logo in the beginning of 2013. The following 10 healthcare name changes and new brands represent just a fraction of the organizations that have reinvented themselves this year. • akland, Calif.-based Alameda O County Medical Center became Alameda Health System. By Bob Herman Healthcare prices have been an enigma within the U.S. healthcare system, especially in light of this year's TIME exposé on why healthcare and hospital services cost so much. Simply put: More patients are starting to question why their healthcare bills are so high — and why they can't find healthcare prices at all. In an effort to clarify the muddied waters of healthcare price transparency, Catalyst for Payment Reform and the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute released a report in March that quantified how a majority of states have failed to enact comprehensive healthcare price transparency laws. The two groups graded each state on whether healthcare pricing information is available, how accessible it is and the continued on page 10 • aptist Healthcare System in LouB isville, Ky., changed its name to Baptist Health and is rebranding its seven Kentucky hospitals. • dward Health Services Corp. in E Naperville, Ill., became EdwardElmhurst Healthcare. • aston Memorial Hospital in GasG tonia, N.C., was renamed CaroMont Regional Medical Center, to reflect its relationship with CaroMont Health. continued on page 11 Save the Date! Becker's Hospital Review CEO Strategy Roundtable November 14, 2013 The Ritz-Carlton Chicago Co-chaired by Scott Becker, Publisher, Becker's Hospital Review, and Chuck Lauer, Former Publisher, Modern Healthcare To learn more visit To register, visit novhospitalevent.html

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