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Friday, January 11, 2013

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Medicare ACOs Add 106

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 11, 2013

More than 4 million fee-for-service beneficiaries are now served by Medicare Accountable Care Organizations, says Jonathan Blum of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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HL20: Lori Swanson—Taking a Stand on Bill Collection Efforts

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 11, 2013

In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. Her work on a case against a large revenue cycle management and debt collection firm resulted in a financial settlement and a ban against the company doing business in the state for at least two years.

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Crouse Docs Rap to Halt HAC

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 10, 2013

Physician leaders at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse lay down some serious rhymes and record a video in an effort to put the hurt on hospital-acquired conditions.

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Comprehensive Stroke Center Designation Doesn't Come Easily

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, January 10, 2013

A neurologist tells how tough The Joint Commission was in evaluating a potential comprehensive stroke center, with an emphasis not only on clinical care, but on patient education and team work.

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Webcast: Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

By: December 3, 2012

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

Register Today

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Intelligence Report: 2013 Industry Survey

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2013

One in three healthcare executives thinks the industry is on the right track—an improvement over previous years, but a clear sign that dissatisfaction remains widespread. An independent HealthLeaders Media survey produced with support from Conifer Health Solutions.

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