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Friday, December 17, 2010


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'Doc Fix' Provides More Questions than Answers

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 17, 2010

Healthcare groups have publicly applauding the postponement, saying that it is vital to ensuring the availability of healthcare coverage for seniors. Privately, however, many remain frustrated that a permanent solution to the Sustainable Growth Rate formula for Medicare funding, which has called for cuts in Medicare reimbursement over the past decade.

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OIG: Investigations Recovered $26B in FY2010

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 17, 2010

The Office of Inspector General says actions taken against pharmaceutical firms and individuals, and against problems within Medicare's contractor system yielded billions of dollars in taxpayers savings and expected recoveries.

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Feds Seek Anti-Fraud Technologies to Nab Medicare Cheats

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 17, 2010

The Obama Administration is looking for sophisticated fraud-fighting tools, such as predictive modeling analytic tools used by used by banks, credit card, and insurance companies to identify potential fraud in the healthcare system before it occurs.

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1 in 10 EDs Boarding Psych Patients for 'One Week or More'

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 16, 2010

Patients with mental and behavioral health issues rather than physical ailments are causing bottlenecks in hospital emergency departments, where more than half of administrators surveyed said they are unable to transfer patients in a timely manner.

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John Brebbia: Surgeon's Work Honors Fallen Friend

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 2, 2010

In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. Some are longtime industry fixtures; others would clearly be considered outsiders. Some are revered; others would not win many popularity contests. All of them are playing a crucial role in making the healthcare industry better. This is John Brebbia's story.

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Hospitalists Seek Parity With Hospitals

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, December 16, 2010

Adam Singer, MD, a longtime hospitalist who was named Physician Executive of the Year by the Medical Group Management Association, says that while the hospitalist movement is growing, there is still much to be done to make hospitalists equal partners where they do their work—namely, the hospitals themselves.

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Readmissions Reduction Effort at Kaiser Involves Cameras

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 16, 2010

Caregivers and social scientists, armed with handheld video cameras, are part of Kaiser's novel "video ethnography" team in California, an effort to understand why some chronically ill patients are readmitted.  The program examines the system's care process from beginning to end, with all its wrinkles, cracks, and failings, in order to improve care and prevent further readmissions.

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Webcast: Primary Care for Better Outcomes, Value, and Coordination

By: December 15, 2010

Given the shortage of primary care physicians and the increasingly competitive physician market, you need both proven best-practice strategies and innovative new ideas to recruit, retain, and align your primary care physicians. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 25, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to learn how to develop primary care networks that improve outcomes and care coordination for your community. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9332&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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New Intelligence Report: Reform Readiness

By: December 15, 2010

As the healthcare industry prepares for fundamental change under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report reveals that 60% of healthcare leaders say neither the quality nor the efficiency of healthcare at their organization will get any better under healthcare reform. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis at http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence/120/industry-insight-report.html.

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