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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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Groups Urge Feds to Issue Physician Payments Final Rule

By: Doug Desjardins, January 23, 2013

The overdue final version of Physician Payments Sunshine Act outlines reporting requirements on all grants, fees, and reimbursements provided to physicians and teaching hospitals by manufacturers of medical devices and prescription drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

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Don't Let DNFB Cripple Hospital Cash Flow

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, January 23, 2013

Accounts marked 'discharged not final billed' can hobble a healthcare provider's opportunities to manage cash and earn interest, but CEOs and CFOs who know what to look for can stop it before it happens.

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Will Payers Lead Digital Health?

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, January 22, 2013

Payers such as United Healthcare are enabling connections among patients, providers, and employers. Insurers embrace data and the better healthcare decisions that will come of improved data flows.

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Kennedy Sues Nurses, Hospital After Scuffle

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, January 22, 2013

Acquitted of two counts of physical harassment against nurses after a maternity ward fracas last year, Douglas Kennedy, son of Robert Kennedy, has filed court papers citing defamation and malicious prosecution.

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Webcast: Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

By: December 3, 2012

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Live: Cost Containment Lessons from Heartland Health

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2013

Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Heartland Health leaders reveal how to achieve significant, sustainable cost savings by identifying value in best practices and the patient experience. Learn how the team identified areas of waste and cost savings that have consistently added millions of dollars annually to the bottom line.

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