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The Election Is Over, But Not the Shouting

Cheryl Clark

Monumental tasks lie ahead for those in healthcare. Most pressing is the "fiscal cliff," which healthcare executives expect to squeeze reimbursements even more. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Top 10 Healthcare IT Hazards

Alarm hazards and patient data mismatches in electronic health records systems are prominent on the ECRI Institute's Top 10 Health Technology Hazards report for 2013. >>>

Medicare Payments to CRNAs Irk Anesthesiologists, Again

A Medicare ruling restoring payments to Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists for services performed to the full extent of their scope of practice is raising the ire of some physicians. >>>

Physician Self-Referrals for Imaging Cost Medicare $109M in 2010

The use of MRI services increased by more than 80% when physicians self-referred compared to a 12% increase for non-self-referred MRIs, a Government Accountability Office report finds. >>>

AHA Sues CMS Over Medicare Reimbursements

The American Hospital Association and four health systems claim that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has violated federal law by declining to reimburse the audited claims of hospitals, even though the claims were ultimately acknowledged by CMS to be reasonable and medically necessary. >>>

How Hospitals Engage Seniors Online

Online vehicles for reaching patients aren't limited to young adults. More than half of Americans aged 65 and older use the Internet or email. Here's how three hospitals have set up websites dedicated for seniors. >>>

Top 3 Healthcare Reform Changes Insurers Want Now

Now that the election results are in, and uncertainty over the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is over, payers are building their best strategies for slowing down, or repealing, parts of the law. >>>

4 Stories About Social Media's Awesome Power

Skeptics may scoff at Twitter and Internet videos, but the Mayo Clinic has proof that medical information distributed via social media tools can and does help patients understand and find treatment for injury and illness. >>>



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Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Coordinate protocols and standardize approaches to better manage cost and reform transitions in the cardiology service line, without cutting into the service or quality of care. Join Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Wellmont Health System as they share tactical approaches for maneuvering through healthcare reform transitions in the cardiology service line.

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News Headlines

Congress subpoenas co-owner of MA pharmacy tied to meningitis outbreak

The Boston Globe, November 8, 2012

Obama's Re-election Entrenches PPACA

HealthLeaders Media, November 7, 2012

What election means for healthcare access

The Atlantic, November 7, 2012

NY hospitals shuttered after Sandy could be closed for weeks

DNAinfo, November 7, 2012

National health information exchange: Why the delay?

InformationWeek, November 7, 2012

Value of health insurance tough sell to some uninsured

Minnesota Public Radio, November 7, 2012

One dead, three injured in Durham hospital fire

WTVD-TV, November 6, 2012

Healthcare experts balance patient-reported data promise, problems

InformationWeek, November 6, 2012

Less experienced doctors could be out in cost 'profiling'

Forbes, November 6, 2012

Physician Pay Wars' Winners and Losers

HealthLeaders Media, November 5, 2012



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Webcast: Decoding Payer Contracting in a New Era of Population Health

Date: December 5, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

For providers, population health management is the next step in healthcare reform, but to make that move providers must place greater emphasis on commercial payer contracts. Innovative healthcare organizations such as Iowa Health System and Bellin Health System are already getting these programs off the ground. Join these leading organizations as they share best practices and lessons learned when establishing population health programs and commercial payer contracts.

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Placing Your Bets

Value-based care is here and standing pat is not a viable option. Yet healthcare leaders face substantial risks for generations to come as they develop new businesses and clinical relationships to gain tighter control of the care continuum. >>>

 

Opportunities in the Cloud

 

Taking Charge of the Physician Shortage



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