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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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Mapping Out Revenue-Cycle Solutions

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, May 22, 2012

The Mayo Clinic is making strides to prepare for the largest overhaul of healthcare codes in the past 30 years. Its migration to ICD-10 includes a process map of the revenue cycle.

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FL Hospital Vendors Sentenced in Bribery Scheme

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 22, 2012

Four former healthcare vendors have been sentenced to prison terms for their roles in a bribery scheme that directed cash, goods, and services to South Florida hospital executives in exchange for contracts worth $15 million, federal prosecutors say.

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Will Maryland's Rate Shift Send Tremors Around the Country?

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, May 21, 2012

Maryland is often a testing ground for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which is based in Baltimore. So it was noteworthy when a Maryland state rate commission recently set reimbursement payments at a near-freeze level.

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Eat Healthful Food...If You Can Find It

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

Two federal departments have just issued two separate reports that highlight a stubborn hurdle for well-meaning wellness advocates: While the cost of healthful foods is no greater than that of processed or junk foods, nearly 25 million Americans don't have ready access to it.

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Intelligence Report: Volume, Flow, and Safety Issues in the ED

By: May 15, 2012

As health systems try to improve their EDs, healthcare leaders are watching the financial framework with caution. About 80% say they expect their ED revenue margins will worsen as a result of healthcare reform and 78% say their reimbursement also will get worse, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

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Webcast: Tactics for Valuing Medical Practices—Buying, Selling and Mergers

By: May 15, 2012

Date: May 31, 2012
About: From administrative issues to physician compensation, timing, and cultural fit, hospital and physician leaders must respond to the key motivations and market realities that come with buying or selling a physician practice. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast.

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