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Providers Awaken to Day One of Sequestration

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 1, 2013

While federal budget cuts promise to chop $11 billion from Medicare funding in 2013, healthcare leaders say they have been preparing for scenarios that call for doing more with less money.

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30-Day Readmission Rates Fell in 2012

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 1, 2013

The 30-day all-cause readmission rate dropped to 17.8% in the final quarter of 2012, an early sign that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in the form of  payment and delivery reforms, is having an impact, says a CMS official.

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Free Marketeer's Healthcare Scheme Would be Chaos

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 28, 2013

After watching a hospital botch his late father's care, David Goldhill says he's figured out what's wrong with our healthcare system. Now he proposes eliminating all private health plans and Medicare.

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Recruiting, Retaining Physicians Requires Finesse

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, February 28, 2013

Recruiting and retaining doctors has always been a challenge, but uncertain economic conditions, chronic physician shortages, and reimbursement cutbacks are making it tougher than ever.

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Webcast: Physician Compensation Under Population-Based Reimbursement

By: January 28, 2013

Date: March 26, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Join Summa Health and ECG Management Consultants on a live webcast to gain the tools you need to build a new compensation model for practicing medicine in the new era of healthcare.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Parkview Health: The New Readmissons Plan

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2013

Date: April 18, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Parkview Health of Fort Wayne, IN, has worked its way toward the top of the list for lowest 30-day readmission rates in the nation—and this event will show you how. Parkview leaders share their comprehensive strategy for reducing preventable readmissions through a plan of early action, best practices, and coordinated care.

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