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Friday, January 20, 2012

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Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Averts Medicare Defunding

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, January 20, 2012

The North Carolina safety-net hospital reaches a "rare agreement" with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and vows to work to correct deficiencies that have resulted in three immediate jeopardy status reports since October.

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Medicare Cuts Could Slash 278K Hospital Jobs, Warns AHA

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 20, 2012

Reimbursement reductions detailed in pending legislation would take funding from hospitals and use it to cover the deficit created by the extensions of the Social Security tax holiday and unemployment benefits, says the American Hospital Association.

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8 Reasons Why Ambulatory Care Quality Matters More Than Ever

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 19, 2012

The safety movement is rapidly accelerating in the ambulatory care arena, inspired by one major reason: The American Medical Association devoted a 194-page report to the topic just before the holidays.

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For Stressed Docs, Where to Turn?

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, January 19, 2012

It's a given that physicians are stressed. But while a survey of 2,000 physicians nationwide shows that their job stress levels are rising, only 15% say that hospitals offer initiatives to curtail or avoid it.

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New Book: The Complete Guide to Strategic Marketing for the Cardiovascular Service Line

By: January 18, 2012

Get key marketing concepts, practical tools, and straightforward ideas to augment a cardiovascular service line administrator's ever-expanding skill set, help overall service line performance, and create real value.


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Book: The Complete Guide to Physician Relationships

By: January 19, 2012

Based on extensive research and an in-depth survey of nearly 200 physicians, The Complete Guide to Physician Relationships outlines exactly what information physicians want and how they want to receive it from healthcare leaders, peers, marketing executives, and physician relations representatives. Get the critical data that you need to succeed with your physician relations, referral, and communication efforts.

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