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Friday, February 10, 2012


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Feds Release Final Rules on Health Plan Language

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 10, 2012

Under the new rules, information provided to consumers about healthcare insurance eligibility and benefits must clearly specify a plan's deductibles, annual limits, and other details so that consumers can understand them.

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Medicare Physician Payment Rule Factors in GPCI

By: HCPro Staff for HealthLeaders Media, February 10, 2012

The final 2012 Medicare physician payment rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services includes an adjusted fee schedule for the Geographic Practice Cost Index. The adjustment prevents large cuts this year and will help California physicians in the future.

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CMS Reveals Central Line Infection Rates, Finally

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 9, 2012

For the first time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has added to its Hospital Compare website the rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections, or CLABSIs, for specific hospital intensive care units.

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5010 Logjam Means No Pay for Physicians

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, February 9, 2012

Physicians are flooding their advocacy groups with complaints about cash flow problems as they seek deadline delays for a mandatory transition toward HIPAA 5010 electronic transactions.

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Webcast: Successful Commercial ACOs—Early Adopters Answer Your Questions

By: February 6, 2012

Webcast: Successful Commercial ACOs: Early Adopters Answer Your Questions
Date: March 22, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media for 90 minutes of commercial ACO strategy and solutions, direct from top executives representing both providers and payers. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to help guide the discussion.

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Intelligence Report: M&A—Hospitals Take Control

By: January 12, 2012

More than three-quarters of organizations are exploring or have M&A deals under way, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

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