2012-12-31 20:24:22 - "Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2013: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry," HIN's ninth annual industry forecast, provides sector-specific guidance for the next 12 months from three key thought leaders.
SEA GIRT, NJ, USA, December, 31, 2012 --- With the reelection of President Barack Obama all but sealing the fate of healthcare reform, healthcare organizations can return their attention to ACA provisions and business opportunities in 2013.
"Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2013: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry" is a highly respected and anticipated resource highlighting the challenges that will continue to consume healthcare executive in the year ahead.
Learn more about healthcare trends and forecasts in 2013 at www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?2013trendsbook.
NEWS FACTS: The advice in this 35-page resource is supplemented with data from HIN's ninth annual Healthcare Trends and Forecasts survey administered in October 2012. More than 150 responding healthcare organizations identify the top issues facing them today, predict
the impact of 2013 ACA mandates on business, and share the best and worst business decisions of 2012 and the lessons learned from both.
Steven T. Valentine, president of The Camden Group, identifies the major issues for physicians and hospitals, including the new mantra of IHI's Triple Aim and the emergence of continuum-driven and integrated delivery systems like ACOs and clinically integrated networks and the new business and payment models that support them.
Valentine is joined by Hank Osowski and Dennis Eder, managing directors of Strategic Health Group, who suggest how health plans can best position themselves for a profitable 2013 by assessing:
-The regulatory environment;
-Health insurance exchanges and opportunities related to care coordination; and
-Population health management, particularly for dual eligibles.
Learn more about healthcare trends and forecasts in 2013 at www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?2013trendsbook
Data Highlights: Now in its ninth year of providing healthcare executives with a look ahead to help shape strategic plans, this year's resource covers:
-How the economic environment is continuing to impact the healthcare industry, in terms of the unemployment rate, the uninsured and underinsured, access to credit and soft volume for healthcare services;
-How healthcare organizations can prepare for the health reform changes required in 2013 and 2014, including the health insurance exchanges and the dual eligible coordination of care pilots;
-The impact of the current regulatory environment on hospitals, health plans and medical groups;
-How ACOs, PCMHs, bundled payments, narrow networks and efforts to bend the cost curve will impact the industry in the year ahead;
-How the consolidation of hospitals, medical groups and health plans is impacting the industry;
-The impact of the 2012 presidential election on the healthcare system;
-What healthcare opportunities exist and what actions are needed by healthcare organizations to have a successful 2013;
and much more.
Target Audience: CEOs, medical directors, wellness professionals, disease management directors, physician practice leaders, business development and strategic planning directors and consultants.
Report Formats: Print, PDF or Print/PDF combination at www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?2013trendsbook
QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO MELANIE MATTHEWS, HIN EXECUTIVE VP AND COO:
"This resource is critical for healthcare executives and organizations planning for the year ahead, as well as looking back on and learning from 2012 initiatives. Not only does the report look at general data from more than 150 organizations, but it also covers specific program details provided by three key thought leaders."
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