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Thursday, February 20, 2014


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ICD-10: CMS Agrees to Limited End-to-End Testing

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 20, 2014

Following concerns from physicians groups and a group of US senators, CMS says it will do end-to-end ICD-10 testing with a small sample group of providers selected to represent "a broad cross-section of provider types, claims types, and submitter types."

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Tenet, HMA Named in Federal Kickback Suit

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 20, 2014

A Department of Justice complaint alleges that for more than 10 years, four hospitals in Georgia and one in South Carolina paid kickbacks to Georgia-based Hispanic Medical Management, which operated an obstetric care clinic serving mostly undocumented aliens.

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Critical Access Hospitals Crisis in GA a National Bellwether

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 19, 2014

An advocate for rural health says the rural hospital community in Georgia, rife with closings, is so financially strapped that "about 10% of our population [can be considered] Third World Nation health status." More hospital closings are "inevitable" and the trend could spread to the rest of the country, he says.

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Marketing Deal Has Patients Asking, 'Who's the Doctor Here?'

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, February 19, 2014

An agreement for exclusive hospital marketing privileges between fiercely competitive, neighboring organizations has led to misleading branding. Now patients in Syracuse are suffering the consequences of the deal brokered by a global marketing giant.

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HIX Fate Tied to Payers' Education Initiatives

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, February 19, 2014

The deadline to buy insurance for 2014 on the public health insurance exchanges is March 31. Reaching out to the uninsured and convincing them to enroll is a make-or-break effort for the hallmark federal healthcare reform program.

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Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

By: January 16, 2014

This award-winning survey shows how organizations are managing the shift from volume to value, including new and proven tactics to support collaborative care.

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By: February 10, 2014

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