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Friday, September 14, 2012


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Hospitals to Congress: Drop Payment Cap Proposal

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 14, 2012

The nation's four largest hospital associations and their allies are urging Congress to oppose a cap on payments for outpatient services in hospitals. The groups say the proposal would reduce payments by at least 71% for 10 of the most common outpatient hospital services.

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Slideshow: How to Open an Urgent Care Center

By: September 14, 2012

Urgent care delivery models can be attractive options for healthcare leaders weighing new business strategies. These guidelines are excerpted from the book, The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs.

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Hopkins Surgeon Blasts Healthcare Safety, Ethics

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 13, 2012

In the excoriating book, Unaccountable, Martin A. Makary, MD, portrays a healthcare industry operated by a deceitful and dangerous cabal of over-worked charlatans who frequently profit from unnecessary and unsafe medical procedures.

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Squelch Disruptive Docs or Face Consequences

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, September 13, 2012

Hospitals and physician groups are stepping up intervention techniques to tackle problems caused by disruptive physicians, which can be expensive if left unaddressed, causing fallout from potential litigation and from hiring replacements.

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Webcast: Managing Disruptive Docs in a New Era of Hospital-Physician Relations

By: August 17, 2012

Date: Sept. 17, 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET)

Left unchecked, disruptive physicians do more than just create a negative work environment; they endanger patient care and can lead to million-dollar lawsuits and bad publicity. Top experts from Sanford Health and other leading organizations demonstrate early intervention techniques and a range of effective resources that can help you reduce behavioral problems, retain star physicians, and create a healthier workplace. Register Today

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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for "Total Health"

By: September 10, 2012

Date: October 16, 2012, 12:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)

Kaiser Permanente leaders explore how they successfully leverage information technology, social media, and community-based health programs to empower people to improve their own health. Get real-world solutions, including how to: use web tools and social media to create effective linkages between physicians and members; create community outreach programs that raise awareness and impact people's health; and understand the higher role of HIT in coordinating care among a team of providers.

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