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Wednesday, November 21, 2012


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HHS Issues Three Rules for Health Plans, Exchanges for 2014

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

Regulation of the health insurance industry for 2014 became clearer yesterday, as the Obama Administration issued a raft of proposed rules that would bar discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions, incentivize wellness with rate reductions, and set standards for state insurance exchanges.

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Standalone Cancer Centers Challenged by Shifting Healthcare Landscape

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 21, 2012

Standalone cancer centers may be particularly vulnerable to shifting market pressures and healthcare reforms. To survive, they must demonstrate value, align themselves with the right partners, and confront consolidation, a new report says.

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New Care Coordination Codes Huge Win for Nurses

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, November 20, 2012

A new Medicare rule will pay nurses when they help patients make the successful transition from hospitals to other settings. These care coordination codes could lower readmissions significantly.

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Advocate Health Care's Technology Plans for the Long Run

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, November 20, 2012

How are healthcare CIOs preparing for the possibility of the federal government going over the fiscal cliff? Advocate Health Care's technology plans are predicated on reductions in overall healthcare spending, regardless of specific regulatory deadlines.

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Webcast: Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

By: October 1, 2012

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Coordinate protocols and standardize approaches to better manage cost and reform transitions in the cardiology service line, without cutting into the service or quality of care. Join Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Wellmont Health System as they share tactical approaches for maneuvering through healthcare reform transitions in the cardiology service line.

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Webcast: Decoding Payer Contracting in a New Era of Population Health

By: November 2, 2012

Date: December 5, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

For providers, population health management is the next step in healthcare reform, but to make that move providers must place greater emphasis on commercial payer contracts. Innovative healthcare organizations such as Iowa Health System and Bellin Health System are already getting these programs off the ground. Join these leading organizations as they share best practices and lessons learned when establishing population health programs and commercial payer contracts.

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