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Friday, January 18, 2013

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HHS Announces $1.5B in State Insurance Exchange Grants

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, January 18, 2013

Nearly all of the six Level One grants are going to states that have decided to partner with the federal government to run their health insurance exchanges. All five states awarded Level Two grants are setting up state-based exchanges.

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Is Concierge Medicine Finally Ready for Takeoff?

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 18, 2013

A fear of major reimbursement cuts and other factors are building toward a "crescendo" of physician interest in direct pay medicine, says a report conducted for The Physician Foundation.

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Malpractice Cases Gobble 11% of Doctors' Time

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, January 17, 2013

Over a presumed 40-year career, the average physician spends more than 4 years—about 50 months of his or her time—with an unresolved malpractice claim.

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Medical Error 'Second Victims' Get Some Help, Finally

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

Patients are the obvious first victims of medical mistakes, but doctors, nurses, and other clinicians are often the second victims, who must grapple with the emotional distress of errors and bad outcomes.

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Webcast: Recruiting and Retaining the Right Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

By: January 11, 2013

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and National Association of Physician Recruiters (NAPR) share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in a post-reform era.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Live: Cost Containment Lessons from Heartland Health

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2013

Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Heartland Health leaders reveal how to achieve significant, sustainable cost savings by identifying value in best practices and the patient experience. Learn how the team identified areas of waste and cost savings that have consistently added millions of dollars annually to the bottom line.

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