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House Bill to Press for One-Year SGR Delay

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 19, 2012

If passed, the delay in implementation of the sustainable growth rate formula would allow Congress to get past the uncertainties presented by the upcoming elections, and the expiration of existing tax policy, as well as potential debt limit debates.

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Hospitals Reaping Financial Benefits of Telehealth

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, July 19, 2012

As legislators create state laws requiring payers to reimburse providers for telemedicine services, hospitals are viewing the move toward coordinated teleheath networks as a cost cutter and a competitive advantage.

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Berwick's Top 7 Concerns About Healthcare Reform

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 18, 2012

Former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services chief Don Berwick urges healthcare stakeholders to be vigilant in making sure that real healthcare reform continues, and shares his concerns about costs, the role of prevention, and healthcare insurance exchanges.

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PPACA Whips Up Uncertainty for Hospitals

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 18, 2012

Supporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act cannot deny that implementation of the sweeping reforms will be a daunting task that may, ultimately, fail. But many critics have provided no realistic alternatives to bending an unsustainable healthcare cost curve.

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Goodbye, Physician Relations; Hello, Business Growth

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, July 18, 2012

When a Texas health system realized it needed to drive up volume in order to remain competitive, it looked to re-tool its physician relations strategy. If this model takes off, physician liaisons could soon be a thing of the past.

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Rounds: A Comprehensive Women's Health Service Line—Lessons from North Shore-LIJ

By: July 12, 2012

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Breakthroughs Report: Strategic Solutions for the Readmissions Challenge

By: June 26, 2012

Successfully preventing readmissions requires many players to fill the gaps in the care continuum. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, we examine how four leading health systems—Griffin Hospital, Parkview Health, Sarasota Memorial HealthCare System, and UPMC Hamot—are moving the needle.

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