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Thursday, June 23, 2011


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Provider Groups Blast U.S. Senate CAP Act

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 23, 2011

The Commitment to American Prosperity Act would limit federal spending to about 21% of Gross Domestic Product and cut more than $2.7 trillion from critical safety net programs, healthcare providers and consumer groups claim.

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NJ Neurosurgeon Named AMA President

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 22, 2011

Peter W. Carmel, MD, a pediatric neurosurgeon practicing in New Jersey has been elected president of the American Medical Association. He has served on the Board of Trustees since 2002.

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House Subcommittee Hears Testimony on Medicare SPS

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 23, 2011

A Congressional hearing on the Medicare Secondary Payer System draws testimony from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Government Accountability Office, consumer advocates, and insurance plan representatives.

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Patient-Centered Care Starts with Analysis

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, June 13, 2011

Hospital leaders are focusing on personalized, humanistic, consumer-driven healthcare, through recognizing patient inconveniences and improving patient-staff communication. The result increases transparency and reduces wait times, leaders say.

 

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5 Big Ideas from the AHIP Conference

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 22, 2011

There was no shortage of speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities at the America's Health Insurance Plans conference last week. Here are five concepts that had attendees buzzing; you'll be hearing a lot about these in the coming months.

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Hospitals Deliver Mixed Messages on Wellness

By: Anna Webster, for HealthLeaders Media, June 22, 2011

Healthcare workers don't necessarily practice what they preach in terms of wellness. There's a distinct disconnect between workers' weight and habits, and the image that their employers portray in marketing messages.

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Rural Telemed Program 'Literally a Life-Saver'

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, June 22, 2011

Citing double-digit reductions in overall hospital mortality, critical care mortality, length of stay in the ICU, and reductions in length of stay for ICU patients' entire hospital visit, Banner Health extends its remote monitoring and telemedicine capabilities to rural facilities.

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Intelligence Report: Better Care and the Bottom Line

By: June 21, 2011

54% of leaders say that ACOs will be successful in coordinating care and driving down overall costs, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence/061/industry-insight-report.html

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Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era

By: June 14, 2011

Date: July 20, 2011
About: Integration will be the key to success in the accountable care era, whether your organization develops an official ACO or not. Organizations must develop strong relationships with employed and affiliated physicians. Join us to get alignment strategies to thrive in an increasingly integrated industry.
LINK: http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9582&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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