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CMS Releases 2015 IPPS Proposal

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, April 30, 2014

The focus of Medicare's hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposal is on quality measures such as hospital-acquired conditions, readmissions, and value-based purchasing.

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Return of the Autopsy

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 1, 2014

The autopsy, long out of favor in non-forensic cases, is enjoying new life in some hospitals as a tool for uncovering cause of death and improving quality of care.

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Cigna Puts a Premium on Cancer Prevention

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, April 30, 2014

As model payment for healthcare services moves from fee-for-service to a system based on value, the health insurer Cigna is putting an emphasis on colon cancer prevention measures.

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Kaiser Permanente Helps Supermarket Bloom in Food Desert

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 30, 2014

Part of the integrated health system's strategy is to complement "clinical prevention work with environmental strategies that increase access to healthy, affordable food and safe physical activity," says the executive leading the effort.

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Seeking a Bump in Maternity Services

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, April 30, 2014

Ellis Medicine's new maternity campaign focuses on mothers rather than babies, and recognizes pregnant women's social media presence as an avenue for promotion.

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Webcast: Optimizing the ACO—Solutions for Workflow and Risk Management

By: March 25, 2014

Date: May 29, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Senior leaders from Virtua and Coker Group highlight ACO success stories and reveal proven strategies to improve performance and quality through a variety of technology solutions.

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Intelligence Report: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace With the Pulse of Population Health

By: March 13, 2014

This report outlines the strategies healthcare providers are pursuing to grow their cardio service lines while addressing margin pressures.

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