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Monday, August 15, 2011


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Individual Mandate Unconstitutional, 11th Circuit Appeals Court Rules

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 12, 2011

The individual mandate provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has again been declared unconstitutional, this time by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta, Georgia. In a 2-1 vote, the court ruled that the rest of the healthcare reform law could stand.

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HHS Unveils Proposed HIX Rules

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 15, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services has released three proposed rules governing state-based insurance exchanges, premium tax credits, and Medicaid eligibility.

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Top 10 Reasons For Pediatric Hospitalizations

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 15, 2011

Respiratory and digestive ailments are among the top conditions leading to hospitalization for persons 17 years old and younger.

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Medicare Fraud Probes Keep DOJ Hopping

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 15, 2011

We run down the most recent Medicare fraud indictments and convictions announced by The Department of Justice.

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OCR Identifies HIPAA Audit Goals

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, August 15, 2011

The Office for Civil Rights is taking a systematic approach to determining which organizations to audit based on risk. Key goals of a HIPAA audit include incident detection and response, OCR says.

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Q&A: Grady Memorial Hospital's New CEO, John Haupert

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, August 12, 2011

Hours after his board confirmation as Grady Memorial's next CEO, John Haupert spoke with HealthLeaders about the challenges of heading a hospital that less than three years ago was mired deeply in debt and political strife.

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Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement

By: August 10, 2011

Date: September 22, 2011
About: More than just a buzzword, patient experience has become the quintessential objective in our healthcare climate. Fortunately, the thriving world of social media offers proven pathways to not only create patient engagement, but actually build community around your organization. Learn how Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital consistently scores above the 90th percentile in patient satisfaction using social media tools and metrics.
LINK: http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9670&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

 

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Webcast: Slash Your Readmission Rates

By: August 10, 2011

Date: September 16, 2011
About: With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital readmitted within 30 days, Baylor Heart and Vascular Center in Dallas, which boasts one of the lowest readmission rates nationwide (17.3%), and Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, which cut its readmission rate from the nation’s second-highest (32.4%) to 15%, share strategies to help you reduce your readmission rates.
LINK: http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9615&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

 

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