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Thursday, February 16, 2012

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Proposed Doc Fix Would Slash $27B from Hospitals, ACA

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, February 16, 2012

An agreement in principle announced by the Speaker of the House Wednesday would delay hefty Medicare provider reimbursement cuts and would include $27 billion in program cuts to hospitals and funds outlined in the Affordable Care Act.

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Facing the Care Coordination Challenge

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, February 16, 2012

When it comes to clinical quality improvement, CEOs see care coordination as their greatest strategic challenge. In fact, with 10 possible answers, it was the choice of 30% of the CEOs who took the annual HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. How to overcome it?

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3 Ways to Strive for Service Excellence

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, February 15, 2012

HCAHPS has created a direct link between service, patient satisfaction scores, and reimbursement. But consistent excellent service doesn't happen by accident. Here's how one hospital system did it.

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CFOs Emerge as Champions of Healthcare Benefits

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, February 15, 2012

CFOs speak the new language of healthcare sales, which focuses on ROI. Health plans that can become a partner to CFOs, rather than simply a vendor, will have an advantage as companies consider their coverage options.

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HIT Tool Kit Targets Rural Providers

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 15, 2012

The challenges facing rural physicians and hospitals wishing to implement electronic medical records systems are many. But an online tool for identifying health information technology resources may help.

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Webcast: Successful Commercial ACOs—Early Adopters Answer Your Questions

By: February 6, 2012

Webcast: Successful Commercial ACOs: Early Adopters Answer Your Questions
Date: March 22, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media for 90 minutes of commercial ACO strategy and solutions, direct from top executives representing both providers and payers. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to help guide the discussion.

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NEW: Industry Survey 2012

By: February 14, 2012

Our fourth-annual Industry Survey features a new CEO report, an overall cross-sector report, and individual reports targeting Senior Leaders, Finance, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now.

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