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Tuesday, February 12, 2013


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Dartmouth Readmissions Report Shows Scant Progress

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 12, 2013

Slow progress in reducing rates of 30-day hospital readmissions is partly explained "by the way healthcare systems have invested and the way they've built themselves over the years," says one of the study's principal investigators.

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DOJ, HHS Announce $4.2B in Medicare Fraud Recoveries

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 12, 2013

Enhanced enrollment requirements, expanded recovery efforts for overpayments, increased data sharing among government agencies, and greater oversight of private insurance abuses are credited for the improved rates of recovery.

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Anatomy of an Employee Bonus

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, February 11, 2013

A carefully considered 'Valentine's Day bonus' will cost Baptist Health South Florida more than $13 million, but the strategic effort at employee appreciation could have a long-term payoff for the nonprofit organization.

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Unlocking Value-Based Care's Upside

By: Edward Prewitt, for HealthLeaders Media, February 11, 2013

Data analytics—both clinical and actuarial—and hyper-focused care management in the form of "commando RNs" are two keys to readying healthcare organizations for value-based care, says the new CEO of xG Health Solutions.

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Webcast: Boost Patient Satisfaction Scores Through an Accountability Model

By: December 27, 2012

Date: February 14, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Ardent Health Services, Monroe Clinic, and The Baird Group drill down on tools and strategies they've used to create a sustainable patient experience model based on accountability and service excellence. Learn what your team should be doing to accomplish these goals and help your organization boost its bottom line.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Parkview Health: The New Readmissons Plan

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2013

Date: April 18, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Parkview Health of Fort Wayne, IN, has worked its way toward the top of the list for lowest 30-day readmission rates in the nation—and this event will show you how. Parkview leaders share their comprehensive strategy for reducing preventable readmissions through a plan of early action, best practices, and coordinated care.

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