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How One Health System Simplified a Complex Marketing Message

Marianne Aiello

A health system takes on the challenge of educating healthcare consumers about its pediatric hospitalist services while simultaneously promoting a new affiliation with a specialty hospital. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Miami Children's Hospital Cuts Chargemaster Rates by 30%

To make up for lost revenue, the CFO of Miami Children's Hospital says he is renegotiating price rates with health plans such as Blue Cross, Humana, and UnitedHealth. >>>

Moody's Outlook Dour on 'Young Invincibles'

Many of the people in the 18-to-24-year-old demographic who've signed up for coverage under health insurance exchanges may be among the least healthy in their cohort, says Moody's Investors Service. >>>

RAC Appeals Process 'Broken,' AHA Says

In letters to Congress and the head of CMS, The American Hospital Association says stalled Medicare claims totaling more than $1 billion and a growing volume of Recovery Audit Contractor denials are putting its members in "an untenable position." >>>

3 Ways to Make Your Hospital a Great Place to Work

Has your organization resolved to be a better place to work in 2014? Good for you. Now what's your strategy? >>>

Feds to Release 8 Quality Measures for Psych Unit Care

Care lapses can hurt psychiatric patients and hospital reputations. Soon-to-be public data on quality measures for these patients will no doubt reflect on general acute care hospitals overall as well as on their behavioral health units. >>>

Healthcare.gov Security Concerns Won't Go Away

At least one critic is calling for the federal health information exchange website to be shut down until a complete security audit can be conducted. Since that's unlikely to happen, let's hope the government is judiciously reinforcing its data breach prevention policies. >>>



Industry Survey 2014

Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

This award-winning survey shows how organizations are managing the shift from volume to value, including new and proven tactics to support collaborative care. Don't miss the bonus CEO report! Free Download >>>



News Headlines

Federal regulators haven't decided on LSU charity hospital deals

The Advertiser / Associated Press, January 22, 2014

Opinion: Doctors and hospitals posing as charity cases? It's nauseating

Los Angeles Times, January 22, 2014

Medicare agency seeks to speed up appeals for coverage

The Washington Post, January 21, 2014

MI Republicans rethink Medicaid expansion

Kaiser Health News, January 21, 2014

Law's expanded Medicaid coverage brings a surge in sign-ups

The New York Times, January 21, 2014

Study: Allowing people to stay in existing insurance plans unlikely to disrupt exchanges

The Washington Post, January 21, 2014

As many as 1,000 Marylanders' Medicaid enrollment packets sent to wrong addresses

The Baltimore Sun, January 21, 2014

In MA, website woes frustrate healthcare push

Boston.com / Associated Press, January 21, 2014

AL, GA earn failing grades in new healthcare report card

Ledger-Enquirer, January 20, 2014

Partners on anti-merger report: 'Misleading,' 'flawed,' 'inaccurate'

WBUR CommonHealth, January 20, 2014



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Leveraging Social Media Content to Drive Patient Engagement & Loyalty

Date: January 23, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Healthcare marketing leaders from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Jennings Co. outline strategies to connect with patients and staff through rich social media content. Register Today >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a dfference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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