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Exclusive: Mayo Clinic CEO on why he's stepping down, Mayo's future, and more

February 21, 2018

A day after announcing he will step down as Mayo Clinic's president and CEO at the end of 2018, John Noseworthy spoke with the Daily Briefing's Josh Zeitlin about his nine-year tenure as chief executive, his approach to leading through change, and his advice for the Clinic's next leader.

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Congress recently changed MACRA. That's good news for some—and bad news for others

February 14, 2018

On Friday, Feb. 9, President Trump signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which ended an hours-long government shutdown and enacted several changes to health policy—including the most notable legislative changes to MACRA since it passed Congress with broad bipartisan support.

The Daily Briefing's Josh Zeitlin spoke with Tony Panjamapirom of Advisory Board's Quality Reporting Roundtable, Hunter Sinclair of Advisory Board Consulting, and Yulan Egan of Health Care Advisory Board about what those changes could mean for hospitals and medical groups.

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How a 'God moment' put Terry Shaw on a 35-year path to CEO—all at Adventist Health System

by Eric Larsen, Managing Partner, larsene@advisory.com and Brad Rose, Managing Principal February 5, 2018

Welcome to the "Lessons from the C-suite" series, featuring Managing Partner Eric Larsen's conversations with the most influential leaders in health care.

In this edition, Terry Shaw, CEO of Adventist Health System, talks to Eric and Brad Rose, managing principal, about Adventist's approach to spiritual care, why he thinks about growth "like a farmer," and how he plans to turn AHS into a $20 billion system.

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Stop fooling around re: population health

Zachary Hafner, MBA February 1, 2018

 Zachary Hafner, MBA

It's 2018 and I've got a resolution for you—it's time to get serious about population health. At first this may feel like we are retreading old ground. After all, we have talked about population health for years now. But while it's one thing to keep talking about managing populations, it's another thing entirely to redesign the model, put the pieces in place, and tackle the obstacles to deliver results.

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Marc Harrison promised to turn Intermountain into a 'Tesla.' He wasn't kidding.

by Eric Larsen, Managing Partner, larsene@advisory.com January 29, 2018

Welcome to the "Lessons from the C-suite" series, featuring Managing Partner Eric Larsen's conversations with the most influential leaders in health care.

In this edition, Marc Harrison, president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, talks with Eric and Robert Musslewhite, Advisory Board Company's Chairman and CEO, about Intermountain's recently announced strategic reorganization, previews the launch of a "virtual hospital" to better serve rural communities, and shares the surprising worry that keeps him up at night. The conversation took place in December.

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2017 year-in-review: 3 takeaways from our top blog posts

by Rob Lazerow January 18, 2018

What was most top-of-mind for the health care C-suite in 2017? Read on for three takeaways from At the Helm's top blog posts of last year. I also encourage you to join us at Health Care Advisory Board's 2017-2018 National Meeting to learn how health care leaders can prepare for the inevitable margin management challenge, design an effective Medicaid strategy, discover the latest clinical innovations, and more.

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CMS unveils new bundled payment model: Here's what you need to know

January 10, 2018

CMS on Tuesday unveiled a new voluntary bundled payment model, called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced). Under the model, organizations can receive bundled payments for up to 32 different clinical episodes for which they will be held accountable for cost and quality. BPCI Advanced will count as an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) under MACRA's Quality Payment Program. Applications open for the program on Jan. 11 and close on March 12.

The Daily Briefing's Josh Zeitlin spoke with several Advisory Board experts about what the new model will mean for providers. Join the experts for a webconference on Tuesday, Jan. 23, when they'll continue the conversation and surface more key takeaways.

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50 CEOs. 1 million words. What we've learned from health care's C-suite.

by Eric Larsen, Managing Partner, larsene@advisory.com December 21, 2017

Eric Larsen

All CEOs have a public persona: the way they present themselves on corporate websites, in public speeches, and on earnings calls. But what are they really like?

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