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Wednesday, May 15, 2013


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How Medical Debt Forgiveness Benefits Hospitals

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 15, 2013

A tax expert describes how forgiving medical debts that a healthcare provider will more than likely never collect has an "incredibly low cost generating very high return" for hospitals.

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Senate Finance Committee Hears More 'Doc Fix' Testimony

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 15, 2013

The sustainable growth rate formula's days may be numbered, but the SGR won't be repealed until an alternative system for making Medicare payments to physicians is found.

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Healthcare Leaders Sound Off on Organized Labor

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 15, 2013

How much of a threat does organized labor pose to healthcare organizations? Hospital and health system leaders weigh in on the sensitive issue which ranked among their top three concerns in our most recent industry survey.

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Esther Dyson's Population Health Dream

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, May 14, 2013

The former Wall Street technology analyst turned key Silicon Valley investor believes city-wide ecosystems of health incentives and disincentives for unhealthy habits could have a significant positive effect on the nation's health.

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Online Nursing Master's Program Stresses Leadership

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, May 14, 2013

An online university program for aspiring family nurse practitioners promises "an exact replica" of the rigorous clinical and leadership training offered on campus.

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Webcast: Boost Service Line Marketing Through Innovative Community Outreach

By: April 29, 2013

Date: May 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join marketing experts from INTEGRIS Health and Barnabas Health as they discuss how to identify the strengths of your organization and develop a strategic marketing plan that promotes strong service lines to new and existing patients.

Register Today

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NEW Roundtable: Capital Finance and Industry Consolidation

By: May 13, 2013

Senior executives from SSM Healthcare, Fletcher-Allen Healthcare, the Medical Center of Central Georgia, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch discuss the major influencers of industry consolidation—including capital access, market needs, financial support, and growth opportunities.

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