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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Hospitals Fight MedPAC Plan to Reduce Outpatient Rates

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 13, 2013

Under one Medicare Payment Advisory Commission proposal, Medicare might pay hospitals the same rate it now pays for the service in a physician's office. Several options are on the table, but under all scenarios, federal payments to hospitals would drop dramatically.

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ACHE Congress: Change and Caution Abundant

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, March 13, 2013

The focus at the American College of Healthcare Executives? 2013 Congress on Healthcare Leadership is on mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and other moves to prepare for a changing present and uncertain future.

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Diabetes Costs Hit $245B in 2012

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 13, 2013

More than half (62.4%) of the cost of diabetes care is provided by Medicare, Medicaid, and other government payers; 34.4% in paid for by commercial plans; 3.2% is paid for by the uninsured.

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HIMSS Review: Technology Priorities and Realities

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, March 12, 2013

The 2013 HIMSS conference featured technology solutions to transform existing healthcare providers into ACOs. But is the technology cart leading the horse? Security concerns may be getting bigger, and interoperability remains a distant goal.

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Patient Safety Programs Ineffective, Most Nurses Say

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, March 12, 2013

Only four in 10 nurses describe the hospitals they work in as "safe." Poor communication, ineffective safety programs, and punitive hospital environments often stand in the way, nurses say.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Parkview Health: The New Readmissions 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 of 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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Webcast: Physician Compensation Under Population-Based Reimbursement

By: January 28, 2013

Date: March 26, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Join Summa Health and ECG Management Consultants on a live webcast to gain the tools you need to build a new compensation model for practicing medicine in the new era of healthcare.

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