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Tuesday, October 1, 2013


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Health Insurance Marketplaces Open for Business

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

The federal government shutdown does not delay the health information exchanges from launching as scheduled. Health insurance coverage begins on Jan. 1, 2014 for those who sign up by Dec. 15.

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Cuts to Medicare Payments for Uninsured Begin

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, October 1, 2013

Federally mandated cuts to Medicare and Medicaid hospital payments for uncompensated care go into effect on schedule, but hospital associations and lawmakers are actively proposing their delay.

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Two-Midnight Rule Creates Financial Hurdles, Perverse Incentives

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, September 30, 2013

The controversial two-midnight rule goes into effect tomorrow, creating new economic challenges for hospitals and health systems. Reimbursements will drop for the same level of care, say healthcare leaders, who will be forced to choose between doing what's right and gaining revenue.

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How One Health System Slashed OT Costs

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, September 30, 2013

Access to real-time scheduling data helped one New York state health system cut overtime hours in half in just one year.

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Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

By: August 12, 2013

Date: October 16, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join orthopedic leaders as they offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Memorial Hermann: The Readmissions Master Plan

By: September 30, 2013

Date: December 3, 2013 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Find out how Memorial Hermann has slashed preventable readmissions through better communication, systemic accountability, and improved care for high-risk patients. Get real-world solutions, interactive Q&A, and lessons learned.

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