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Friday, May 17, 2013


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CMS Seeks to 'Rapidly Reduce' Medicare Spending with $1B in Grants

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 17, 2013

The second round of federal Health Care Innovation Awards specifically seeks clinical models that will quickly shrink Medicare costs and improve care for populations with special needs as well as population health.

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Case Study: Advance Care Conversations

By: Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media, May 17, 2013

Not knowing a patient's wishes for end-of-life care can lead to expensive and sometimes unwanted medical interventions. Gundersen Health System trying to change that, by embracing a conversation around end-of-life care that is not about dying.

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Patient Harm Data to Remain on Medicare's Hospital Compare Site

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

An inaccurate media story about changes to Medicare's reporting on hospital-acquired conditions has sparked a flurry of criticism from patient safety advocates. Here's what's really going on.

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Hard-Nosed About Physician Teamwork

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, May 16, 2013

A Michigan healthcare system tells physicians: be part of a multidisciplinary team or go away. Though many physicians are not collaborative by nature, a team-based approach is the only way to ensure success, says Spectrum Health.

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HealthLeaders Media Live From Dean Clinic: Primary Care Redesign

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, March 27, 2013

Date: May 21, 2013, 12:00—3:00 p.m.

Dean Clinic outlines primary care redesign, shifting from a patient-centered medical home to a team-based care model via Lean processes to improve quality and reduce costs.

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Webcast: Patient-Centered Care Transitions for Better Quality, Costs, and Readmissions

By: April 29, 2013

Date: May 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join quality and care experts from Griffin Hospital and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System as they examine the increased focus on care transitions as healthcare organizations prepare for value-based care.

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