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Tuesday, July 16, 2013


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SGR Repeal Effort to Resume in House

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 16, 2013

A house subcommittee will have another chance next week to amend a draft proposal to kill the sustainable growth rate formula. Without a "doc fix" in place, physicians who treat Medicare patients will face a 24.4% cut in reimbursement rates in 2014.

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How Safety-Net Hospitals Are Improving the Patient Experience

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 16, 2013

Despite some unique challenges, safety-net hospitals are achieving strong patient satisfaction results by focusing on compassionate care and quality outcomes.

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Health Economist Blasts Wellness Programs

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, July 15, 2013

Disease management expert and author Al Lewis lays out his case against health-contingent wellness programs: The concept of health risk assessments "is advice opposite of what doctors tell you to do. The arithmetic can't save money. Every vendor lies."

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Is Physician Integration Driving Up the Cost of Care?

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, July 15, 2013

Few physician executives believe costs go down when healthcare systems acquire physician practices. We asked doctors with divergent views to explain their positions.

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Intelligence Report: Reshaping the Cardio Service Line for Population Health and Reform Challenges

By: April 30, 2013

Three out of four healthcare leaders report positive margin from cardio. This Premium report explores how best to evolve cardio service lines to support prevention, expand offerings, and maintain healthy margins.

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Webcast: Reining in Disruptive Docs—Strategies to Manage Risk and Reduce Turnover

By: June 3, 2013

Date: August 27, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

According to a 2011 study, 77% of physicians are concerned about disruptive behavior at their facilities. Join physician management experts from DePaul University and Florida Hospital to learn peer-tested strategies for confronting and resolving disruptive physician behavior.

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