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Thursday, August 22, 2013

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MGMA-ACMPE Seeks Delay for Stage 2 MU Penalties

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 22, 2013

Lack of vendor readiness for the move to Stage 2 Meaningful Use means physicians will be unable to meet the requirements for EHR implementation and will be subject to fines starting in 2015, the Medical Group Management Association says.

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Oregon to Streamline Provider Credentialing

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, August 22, 2013

A new law requires the Oregon Health Authority to establish an electronic database for credentialing organizations, including hospitals, insurance companies, and other facilities.

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CAH Status Challenge Must Consider Access

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 21, 2013

A recommendation to strip critical access designation from any hospital that was given that status under a state "necessary provider" designation lacks consideration for the role of critical access hospitals in the rural healthcare safety net.

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'Dismal' Understanding of Health Plans Among Consumers

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 21, 2013

Only 14% of consumers surveyed understand basic insurance terms such as "copayments," and "deductibles." They will make "disastrous decisions," when health insurance exchanges come online in a few weeks, says an economist and researcher.

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HIX Ads Take Aim at Millenials

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, August 21, 2013

The White House is trying to creatively target young, healthy adults to persuade them to participate in health insurance exchanges. The NFL, NBA, and Oprah Winfrey were contacted, but none have signed a deal yet. Minnesota hopes it has better luck with Paul Bunyan.

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By: July 31, 2013

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Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

By: August 12, 2013

Date: October 16, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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