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Wednesday, April 23, 2014


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Feds Stonewall ICD-10 Summit

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 23, 2014

On the first day of an AHIMA-organized summit, the Coalition for ICD-10 picked up a strong ally, America's Health Insurance Plans, but got no new information from federal officials about an implementation date.

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Cyberattack Drill Exposes Healthcare Industry's Vulnerabilities

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, April 23, 2014

Healthcare organizations are at their weakest not necessarily on technical implementations, but in their ability to coordinate and collaborate across organizations, says a security expert.

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Managed Care Contract Negotiations Morph Under PPACA

By: Greg Freeman, April 23, 2014

Negotiating a managed care contract is not the same as it was even a few years ago. Now all of the power providers have in managed care negotiations is in their ability to prove that they can manage quality and cost more effectively than the next guy, says one expert.

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NY Abolishes Written Practice Agreement for NPs

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, April 22, 2014

A new law in New York State does not expand nurse practitioners' scope of practice, but it does eliminate the need for a written collaborative agreement between a physician and an NP, which in reality is little more than a financial agreement.

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Physician Payment Data is Where the Action Is

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, April 22, 2014

Look beyond the EHR incentive program. A national effort to turn CMS's recent release of Medicare physician payment data into useful, actionable data visualizations is the hottest HIT challenge right now.

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Webcast: Patient Experience & HCAHPS—Optimizing Touch Points and Training Internal Champions

By: February 10, 2014

Date: April 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Leaders from Community Health Systems and the Baird Group share marketing strategies for communicating patient experience imperatives and developing programs to reinforce them.

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Intelligence Report: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace With the Pulse of Population Health

By: April 3, 2014

As healthcare providers broaden cardiovascular programs and invest more in population health, IT integration, and outpatient facilities, many face increased margin pressure. This report reveals the key differences between stand-alone hospitals and health systems and how partners across the care continuum will play a greater role in helping to meet both patient needs and financial goals.

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