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20 Charged in $200M Medicare Scam

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 16, 2011

Three Florida physicians were among the 20 people charged Tuesday in federal court in Miami on healthcare fraud, kickback, and money laundering charges for their alleged roles in a $200 million Medicare fraud scheme, federal officials say.

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Hospice Rates Rise, But Hospitalizations Remain High

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 16, 2011

While the use of hospice among Medicare patients with congestive heart failure went from 19% in the year 2000 to 40% in 2007, "the potential for hospice to prevent costly hospitalizations has yet to be fully realized," researchers say.

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Campaign Leverages HIT to Improve Care for Neonates

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, February 16, 2011

Data gathered from900 neonatologists as part of a national clinical quality initiative is being analyzed to assess treatment and tackle infection rates in newborns.

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A Telestroke of Genius

By: Michele Wilson, for HealthLeaders Media, February 13, 2011

As hospitals take to the idea of telemedicine, they’re partnering up to provide the best stroke care possible, even if from afar.

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Telemedicine: The Case for Acting Sooner Rather Than Later

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, February 15, 2011

The availability of faster and more reliable networks, wireless devices, high-definition digital images and video, and the ubiquity of mobile devices is creating a foundation for a system of virtual healthcare that some say isn't just as good as being there—it's better.

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Nurse Leaders' Top Concerns: Patient Experience, Quality Care

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, February 15, 2011

Patient satisfaction scores will soon be tied to reimbursement and the change has shifted everyone's attention to patient experience. Nurse executives have placed the issue at the top of their priorities list for 2011, according to the just-released HealthLeaders Media 2011 Annual Survey.

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Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform

By: February 14, 2011

Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy.

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Healthcare Leaders Reveal Uncertainties About Industry Direction

By: February 16, 2011

Dedication to mission is strong and getting stronger, but just how to accomplish that mission is less certain, according to the just-released results of the 2011 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey.

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