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Research and Markets: US Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2013: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry Post Obama's Re-Election
[December 10, 2012]

Research and Markets: US Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2013: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry Post Obama's Re-Election

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2013: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry" report to their offering.

With the re-election 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 the year ahead.

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.

In this eagerly anticipated annual planning tool, Steven T. Valentine, president of The Camden Group, returns to parse the industry landscape for healthcare providers. He covers the top-of-mind 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 accountable care organizations, clinically integrated networks and the new business and payment models that support them.

To prepare payors for the year ahead, Valentine is joined by Hank Osowski, managing director of Strategic Health Group, and Dennis Eder, also a managing director at Strategic Health Group, who suggest how health plans can best position themselves for a profitable 2013.

Osowski and Eder assess the regulatory environment, earnings potential, industry consolidation, health insurance exchanges and opportunities related to care coordination and population health managment, particularly for dual eligibles.

The advice in this 35-page resource is supplemented with data from HIN's ninth annual HIN 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.

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 the healthcare executive in the year ahead.

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, the patient-centered medical home, 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, much more!

Key Topics Covered:

2013 Healthcare Trends: Survey Results

- Survey Highlights

- A Sampling of Challenges and Solutions

- Successful Programs and Services Launched in 2012

- Best Business Decisions of 2012

- Business Mistakes and Lessons Learned

- Impact of ACA in 2013

- About the Survey

- Respondent Demographics

Healthcare Provider Trends

- Embracing IHI's Triple Aim

- Moving from Volume to Value

- Conversion of Underutilized Assets

- What Co-Management Looks Like

- Clinical Integration

- Integrated Delivery Systems

The Health Plan Focus: A Macro View

- Political and Regulatory Environments

- Business Opportunities Related to Dual Eligibles

- Health Insurance Exchanges

- Recommended Actions

Q&A: Ask the Experts

- The ACA's Effect on Future Healthcare Growth

- Future of Employee Assistance Programs

- Hospital Preparation for HIEs

- Global Opportunities for Payors and Providers

- Care Coordination for Dual Eligibles

- Narrow Networks

- Benefit Design to Support ACOs and Population Health Management

- Value of Post-Acute Facilities in 2013


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