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Lawmaker Letter to 'Super Committee' Makes Case for SGR Repeal

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, October 10, 2011

Congressional support to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) program is growing, as 114 members of Congress signed a bipartisan letter to the deficit super committee asking it to repeal the unpopular Medicare physician payment system.

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CMS, FDA to Launch Parallel Review of New Medical Devices

By: Cheryl Clark, October 10, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which usually conduct separate reviews of medical devices to determine safety, effectiveness, and whether they merit federal coverage, will test a parallel review process for innovative concepts.

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Healthcare Leads U.S. Job Growth in September

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 10, 2011

The healthcare sector is creating jobs at a pace not seen in four years—258,000 jobs through the first three quarters of 2011—and is responsible for nearly one in four new jobs in the overall economy so far this year, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Behind the Push to Invest in Hospitals

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, October 7, 2011

If malaise is the future of our nation's hospitals, you wouldn't know it from the interest emanating from Wall Street. One theory that may explain the push to move cash into inpatient care through hospital and health system purchases says healthcare reform is the catalyst.

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*NEW* Industry Survey 2012

By: October 5, 2011

About: We know you have something to say. And we want to hear it. Take the 2012 Industry Survey now—in 10 minutes or less, share your insight and help define industry trends.

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Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

By: October 6, 2011

Date: November 11, 2011
About: Attend on-site or
participate via live simulcast. Live from host St. Joseph Health System—reaching the vision of patient–centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. Join us for the dialogue in a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by RelayHealth.

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