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ACO Final Rules Ease Requirements, Reduce Risk

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 20, 2011

Federal health agencies have released their long-awaited set of final rules governing accountable care organizations, with major concessions to the original plan, including a reduction in quality measures, and a significant change to meaningful use requirements for electronic health record use.

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Medicare ACOs Move Closer to Commercial Model Under Final Rule

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, October 21, 2011

Prospective assignment, advanced payment and accelerated shared savings are among the commercial accountable care organization features that will be available in Medicare ACOs under the federal government's final rules.

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Medicare Rule May Discourage Brain CTs in ED

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 20, 2011

Anger over a coming rule that would limit brain scans in emergency department patients echoed through many sessions of the American College of Emergency Physicians scientific assembly in San Francisco this week.

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Physicians Must Make Patients Partners in Pursuit of Health

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, October 20, 2011

Patients are the fuel that makes hospitals run, and why they exist. But patient noncompliance drives up costs and is a headache for the C-suite. That's why physicians and hospitals must work to educate patients on how to take a more active role in their own care.

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*LAST CHANCE* Industry Survey 2012

By: October 5, 2011

We know you have something to say. And we want to hear it. Take the 2012 Industry Survey now—in 10 minutes or less, share your insight and help define industry trends. Enter today for the chance to win an iPad! Hurry, the survey closes Friday, October 21.

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Webcast: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal Marketing Initiatives

By: October 11, 2011

Date: November 8, 2011
About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities.

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