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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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ICD-10 Delay Doesn't Address Procedural Hurdles, Critics Say

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 10, 2012

A federal proposal to delay the ICD-10 implementation deadline for one year buys providers time, but "the process itself is flawed," says a policy advisor with the Medical Group Management Association.

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ICD-10 Would be Delayed One Year Under HHS Proposal

By: Andrea Kraynak, for HealthLeaders Media, April 9, 2012

A rule proposed Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services would push the ICD-10 implementation deadline to October 1, 2014.

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Ochsner CEO Rails Against Smoking

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 9, 2012

How far may employers intrude into the lives of workers in the name of lower healthcare costs and higher productivity?  For the chief of a 13,000-employee health system, the clear point of demarcation is smoking.

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4 Means of Sustainable Cost Reductions

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, April 9, 2012

Challenges to the bottom line are an opportunity to get creative, as Denver Health can attest. Here are four measures for moving from low-hanging fruit to the long-term sustainable cost reductions that every financial leader seeks.

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Webcast: Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

By: April 2, 2012

Date: April 30, 2012
About: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs.

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Book: Oncology—Strategies for Superior Service Line Performance

By: January 18, 2012

The evolution of the oncology payment model and pressure to provide more patient-centered care are leading healthcare organizations to transform the oncology care model. Gain realistic strategies and business guidance from oncology leaders to develop the structures and processes for oncology service line success in the future.


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