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Thursday, April 11, 2013

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AHA: Obama Budget Proposes 'Troubling Reductions'

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, April 11, 2013

Healthcare industry groups are expressing concern over proposed funding cuts to Medicare and post-acute providers and limits to charitable deductions in the White House budget proposal, but favor its delay in cuts to disproportionate share hospital payments.

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Evidence Base for Vena Cava Filter Use 'Thin'

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 11, 2013

Inferior vena cava filters "as they're currently used don't really work as well as physicians think they do," and commonly fail to be removed, causing patient harm, researchers say.

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SC Hospitals Push Coordinated Care

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 10, 2013

The Palmetto state's efforts to reduce readmissions and emergency department visits centers on community health initiatives, particularly for patients with chronic or complex illnesses.

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Disparity Evident in Navigator Grants

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, April 10, 2013

CMS funding to help states pay for federally required navigator programs isn't nearly enough to adequately help the number of uninsured Americans who are expected to enroll in the health insurance exchanges this October.

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Small Budget Cancer-Screening Campaign Pays Off

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, April 10, 2013

Months after a Virginia medical center's launch of a campaign targeting employees for mammograms, it's clear the marketing effort was a success.

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Webcast: Develop an Innovative and Integrated Palliative Care Program

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, March 19, 2013

Date: Date: April 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join experts from Sutter Health and Saint Agnes Medical Center and learn new tools and strategies for developing a multidisciplinary palliative care program.

Register Today

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New Intelligence Report: Collaborative Care—Hospitals Balance Risk and Revenue With Physicians and Payers

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2013

Download the free Intelligence Report for exclusive insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders on their proven strategies for implementing collaborative care models.

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