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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Rounds Preview: Excelling in Cardiac Care

By: Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media, June 19, 2012

The interventional cardiology program at The Mount Sinai Hospital consistently ranks as a top—if not the top—program in New York City in terms of volume and lowest complications. We look at how leadership and teaching, adherence to a strict set of protocols, and communication all form the basis of the program's success in the city's fiercely competitive heart market.

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CMS Corrects Improper Payment Figures, Statistics

By: James Carroll, for HealthLeaders Media, June 19, 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its Recovery Auditor program payment figures by quarter and the top audit issues per region. A second update provides appeals statistics for fiscal year 2011.

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For ACO Adoption Success, Leave Cost Out of It

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, June 18, 2012

One of the main appeals of the accountable care organization model is the potential cost savings. But for Palmetto Health System, the ACO driver was physician alignment first and cost savings second. The result is a high degree of physician buy-in to the program.

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Hospitals Lag in Workforce Diversity

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

If a hospital's workforce more closely resembles the patient population it serves, quality measures and patient satisfaction scores will improve. But when it comes to diversity in the workforce, hospitals are not leading the way, a study shows.

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LIVE Webcast: Prevent 30-Day Readmissions

By: May 25, 2012

Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Learn readmissions approaches that work from speakers at leading healthcare systems. You'll leave this interactive webcast with strategies to standardize care protocols for cardiac and pneumonia patients, improve federal funding for these initiatives, and assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients.

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Intelligence Report: Collaborating to Improve Care and Cut Costs

By: June 19, 2012

Initiating collaborative relationships is the key to improved quality, most healthcare leaders say in this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Many also agree that major increases in HIT spending are necessary, but others are more cautious about spending for technology improvements. Download the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

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