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John is an executive recruiter & speaker sharing his thoughts on healthcare, recruiting, digital technology, career management & leadership. 

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Those Annoying Telemarketing Calls And The Truth About Healthcare Reform

24 September, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
... the truth is that if we fail to control Medicare spending – and other programs as well -- one day the treasury department will hold an auction to sell bonds (borrow more money) and no one, including the Chinese, is going to show up. Read more»

Hospital CEOs At Nexus Of Fight Over Federal Budget Deficits, Fiscal Survival

19 September, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
America’s hospital CEOs, who run what management guru the late Peter Drucker described as among the most complex of all businesses, must dramatically reduce their operating costs to below Medicare’s current rates. If hospitals are to survive, CEOs and their employees must operate with much less money, not more, for every Medicare admission. Read more»

Healthcare’s Inconvenient Truth: Medicare’s Shocking Deficit Creates Opportunity For Innovation

16 September, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
A highly regarded healthcare strategist told me this week that in the not too distant future hospitals must be able operate with a “Medicare Minus” expense structure to survive. That means adjusting operating costs for services to a range of three to five percent below the amount Medicare pays for a case, he said. Read more»