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Thursday, June 21, 2012


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AHIP: Private Insurance Exchanges Will Prevail Regardless of SCOTUS Ruling

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 21, 2012

No matter what action the Supreme Court takes on the matter of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, private health insurance exchanges are likely to thrive, say speakers at the annual conference for America’s Health Insurance Plans.

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HHS: 3.1M Young Adults Covered Under PPACA

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 21, 2012

In advance of the Supreme Court decision on whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional, the Department of Health and Human Services is touting the success of one of the law's provisions, which extends health insurance coverage to young adults until the age of 26 under their parents' plans.

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AMA: Health Insurers Slash Claims Mistakes in Half

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

In an all-too-rare bit of good news from the realm of provider reimbursements, commercial health insurers posted a significant reduction in bungled medical claims in 2012, says the American Medical Association.

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Value of Rural Hospitals Linked to ED Utilization

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

Healthcare leaders should be attentive to the role of rural hospitals in managing patient population health. At rural hospitals, emergency departments appear to have figured out how to compensate for the lack of primary care access.

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Turn Tech-Savvy Providers into Marketing Allies

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, June 20, 2012

The tech-savvy doc is becoming common. Marketers can use these physicians’ technical inclinations to enhance both the organizational marketing strategy and the patient experience.

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LIVE Webcast: Prevent 30-Day Readmissions

By: May 25, 2012

Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Learn readmissions approaches that work from speakers at leading healthcare systems. You'll leave this interactive webcast with strategies to standardize care protocols for cardiac and pneumonia patients, improve federal funding for these initiatives, and assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients.

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Intelligence Report: Collaborating to Improve Care and Cut Costs

By: June 19, 2012

Initiating collaborative relationships is the key to improved quality, most healthcare leaders say in this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Many also agree that major increases in HIT spending are necessary, but others are more cautious about spending for technology improvements. Download the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

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