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Tuesday, September 17, 2013


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Hospital Groups Reaffirm Support for ACA, HIX

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

In an online event, the nation's three largest hospital associations expressed their unified support for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the face of withering and relentless criticism that appears to be sapping public support.

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Hospital Pay to Reflect Care Efficiency Soon

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 17, 2013

Medicare spending per beneficiary is a measure of efficiency which underscores the importance of limiting readmissions. Some hospital groups reject the move, but at least one CMO describes it as "not completely unreasonable."

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HR News Roundup: Labor Hates Healthcare Reform

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, September 16, 2013

Organized labor registers its dissatisfaction with the healthcare reform law, stopping just short of calling for its repeal. Meanwhile, as some large employers announce benefits cuts, there's reason to believe they may be outliers.

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RAC Nightmare Continues for Providers

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, September 16, 2013

Karen Testman, senior vice president of financial operations at MemorialCare Health System, agrees with the concept of reducing Medicare overpayments, but takes issue with the administrative work it creates for providers.

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Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

By: August 12, 2013

Date: October 16, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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By: August 5, 2013

Date: October 8, 2013 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

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