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Friday, March 22, 2013

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Less Than 1% of Health Plan Premiums Spent on Quality

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

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's medical loss ratio rule requires insurers to spend at least 80% or 85% of premiums on medical claims and quality improvement activities, or else pay rebates to consumers.

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10 Technologies Hospital Leaders Should be Watching

By: Ryan Chiavetta and Chelsea Rice, March 22, 2013

In its annual list, the ECRI Institute identifies 10 health information technologies it says bear consideration by healthcare leaders—with caveats. Among them are full-scale angiography systems, PET/MR scanners, and lung cancer screenings.

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How the Hospital Inspections Database Came to Life

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2013

It used to take weeks or months for a government response to requests for federal hospital inspection reports. A new online tool expands access to many of these documents, but it took years of advocacy and a lot of work to get the searchable database from CMS.

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'Rapid' Rise in Physicians Seeking to Sell Practices

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2013

Physicians—not hospitals—are taking the initiative in seeking hospital-based acquisitions of their practices. This is setting the stage for the evolution of how healthcare is delivered, survey data suggests.

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Webcast: Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

By: January 11, 2013

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and the National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Parkview Health: The New Readmissions Plan

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2013

Date: April 18, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Parkview Health of Fort Wayne, IN, has worked its way toward the top of the list of lowest 30-day readmission rates in the nation—and this event will show you how. Parkview leaders share their comprehensive strategy for reducing preventable readmissions through a plan of early action, best practices, and coordinated care.

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