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Thursday, January 16, 2014


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RAC Audit Appeals Process 'Broken,' AHA Says

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 16, 2014

In letters to Congress and the head of CMS, The American Hospital Association says stalled Medicare claims totaling more than $1 billion and a growing volume of Recovery Audit Contractor denials are putting its members in "an untenable position."

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HL20: Cheryl Bartlett, RN—Public Health Advocacy, From Bottom to Top

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, January 16, 2014

Cheryl Bartlett, RN, hasn't been paid as a nurse in many years, but she maintains her nursing license and says she still brings the perspective of a nurse to her job as the commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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PCMH Data Certifies Proof of Concept

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 15, 2014

Data collected from 11 states strongly suggests that the question to ask about the patient-centered medical home model is not whether it reduces healthcare costs and improves outcomes, but how well.

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Should ED Wait Time Billboards Go Blank?

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, January 15, 2014

Forget touting short emergency department wait times. Reducing volumes of non-emergent patients in the ED is a higher-value marketing strategy.

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Humana Tests Remote Patient Monitoring to Reduce Readmissions

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, January 15, 2014

The insurer's chronic care health division is partnering with several telehealth providers to test various remote monitoring formats for common causes of readmissions.

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Webcast: Leveraging Social Media Content to Drive Patient Engagement & Loyalty

By: November 26, 2013

Date: January 23, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Healthcare marketing leaders from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Jennings Co. outline strategies to connect with patients and staff through rich social media content.

Register Today

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Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

By: January 16, 2014

This award-winning survey shows how organizations are managing the shift from volume to value, including new and proven tactics to support collaborative care.

Don't miss the bonus CEO report!

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