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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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AHA Lobbies Congress for 'Shared Sacrifice'

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 11, 2011

The American Hospital Association is calling for “shared sacrifice” from the greater society – even if it means higher taxes or raising the Medicare eligibility age – to help the nation’s hospitals avoid further reimbursement cuts over the next decade.

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AMA Asks Medicare to Start Paying Doctors for Care Coordination

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 11, 2011

The American Medical Association has asked Medicare to start paying doctors for four types of chronic care coordination services which avoid more expensive in-hospital care.

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Seeking Solutions for Brain Tumors

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, October 11, 2011

Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix is working to improve brain tumor research, with the greater goal of extending life expectancy for those with brain tumors. From the HealthLeaders Media Rounds event, "Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations," held in May at Barrow.

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In Financial Forecasting, Time to Plan for the Worst

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, October 10, 2011

Patient volumes are dropping off at some hospitals, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements are flattening, and healthcare CFOs are scratching their heads over financial forecasts. A stagnant economy calls for worst-case scenario planning.

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Tending to Hospital Employees After the Joplin Tornado

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

As quickly as a monster tornado ripped through Joplin, MO, last spring, the 2,200 employees of the gutted St. John's Mercy Regional Medical Center faced the prospect of losing their jobs. That's when CEO Lynn Britton made the decision that may come to define his leadership. Britton tells HealthLeaders Media about Mercy's talent-sharing program designed to keep as many workers as possible employed through the rebuilding effort.

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Webcast: Achieving Alignment on Strategic Marketing Initiatives

By: October 11, 2011

Date: November 8, 2011
About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities.

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*NEW* Industry Survey 2012

By: October 5, 2011

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. Enter today for the chance to win a free iPad!

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