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Friday, November 15, 2013


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Geisinger, AtlantiCare Enter 'Integration' Talks

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

A merger would unite two of the strongest health systems in the mid-Atlantic region. Physician-led Geisinger is known for its work advancing population health and value-based care. New Jersey-based AtlantiCare has a national reputation for performance excellence. Both have high bond ratings.

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OIG Calls for More Scrutiny of Medicare Hospital Outlier Payments

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, November 15, 2013

The distribution of outlier payments, intended to protect hospitals from losses from extraordinarily costly Medicare cases, is disproportionate and ought to be monitored better, says the Office of Inspector General.

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'Alarming' Physician Shortages Lie Ahead

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, November 14, 2013

While the reasons for the projected doctor shortage are clear—population health issues, shrinking physician reimbursements, workforce issues, and residency training insufficiencies—the path toward a solution is not.

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What's Wrong With Healthcare Quality Measures? Part I

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, November 14, 2013

We need to measure the hell out of healthcare to help us compare one organization or system with others. I believe measuring quality helps healthcare systems improve. But I also believe that we can measure healthcare quality a lot better than we do.

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Webcast: Telemedicine—A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

By: September 23, 2013

Date: November 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Learn how specialists and specialty services are reaching outside hospital and clinic walls to engage patients via the Internet, and how telemedicine innovators are overcoming challenges such as billing, scheduling and contractual agreements. Telemedicine pioneers share strategies proven to bridge access gaps, improve patient experience, and streamline care through new mobile technologies.

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Intelligence Report: Service Line Optimization—Strategies to Drive Value Along the Care Continuum

By: June 18, 2013

Do your service lines support the strategic shift to a continuum of care? Find out why 61% of healthcare leaders report physician alignment as the No. 1 challenge to service line success, and what strategies they are employing to drive value along the continuum of care.

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