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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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HHS Releases Proposed Rules for HIX

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 12, 2011

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has presented proposed requirements that states must meet to launch health insurance exchanges. The rules would force health insurers to compete by making healthcare premium charges more transparent.

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MGMA Names Turney CEO

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 12, 2011

Susan Turney, MD, has been named president and CEO of the Medical Group Management Association and its credentialing and standard-setting body, the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

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Physician Alignment Poses Challenge for ACOs

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 12, 2011

Physician alignment and incentive challenges could prove to be a major hurdle for healthcare providers who want to take part in accountable care organizations, a survey of hospital administrators and physicians shows.

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Former Hospital CFO Sentenced to Federal Prison

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 12, 2011

A former chief financial officer who pleaded guilty to bilking about $200,000 from hospitals in Ohio and Connecticut was sentenced Monday to a maximum 33 months in a federal prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution, the Department of Justice says.

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How Optimizing Nurses' Roles Leads to Better Patient-Centered Care

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, July 11, 2011

A solo practitioner, now merged with a hospital, explains how he achieves great patient-centered care by using his oncology nurse team to its fullest potential.

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Nurse Retention Strategies a Growing Priority

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

Nurses are reporting a higher likelihood to change job positions or even careers as the economy recovers, a survey shows. Are hospitals and health systems prepared for the potential exodus?

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Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era

By: June 14, 2011

Date: July 20, 2011
About: Integration will be the key to success in the accountable care era, whether your organization develops an official ACO or not. Organizations must develop strong relationships with employed and affiliated physicians. Join us to get alignment strategies to thrive in an increasingly integrated industry.

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Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs

By: June 13, 2011

Date: August 16, 2011
What: Attend on-site or participate via live webcast.
About: Get accountable care strategies from ACO pioneers Norton Healthcare, Humana, and Palmetto Health--first movers who already have experienced the challenges of building a new framework for healthcare delivery.

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