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Thursday, March 1, 2012


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As CMS Approves Parkland's CAP, Board Chair Resigns

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, March 1, 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved the most recent corrective action plan submitted by Parkland Health and Hospital System. The plan outlines how serious, ongoing deficiencies at the Dallas safety-net hospital will be addressed.

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Bariatrics Gets its Own Quality Measures

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, March 1, 2012

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery is creating a national database of quality measures so that all bariatric surgeons in the U.S. can see where they stand.

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4 Ways to Boost Your MLR Waiver Request's Chances

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, February 29, 2012

States that are preparing to apply for medical loss ratio waivers can learn a few lessons from states that have had their requests OK'd. They may learn even more from those that have been denied. 

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Diabetes Coordination Program a Lesson in Rural Innovation

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 29, 2012

A community health system in Maryland uses grant money to tackle diabetes at the primary care level. It believes the program will pay for itself with healthier patients requiring fewer emergency interventions and hospitalizations.

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How SEO Boosts Web Traffic, Patient Appointments

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, February 29, 2012

Nationwide Children's Hospital boosted its online traffic 25% by following the tenets of search engine optimization with regular keyword updates, optimized web content, and close evaluation of website analytics.

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Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy

By: February 14, 2012

This comprehensive book dissects the integral components of ACOs from the view of physicians, providers, and payers and analyzes CMS's final regulations. Get the book that provides specifics on incorporating accountable care structure and strategy into your organization and enter the ACO era prepared and positioned to succeed.

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By: January 17, 2012

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