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Friday, September 23, 2011

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How Revised RAC Statement of Work Will Impact Providers

By: James Carroll, for HealthLeaders Media, September 23, 2011

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a revised recovery audit contractor statement of work. Now providers are going to have to choose between going right into the appeals process or using the discussion period first.

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SHSMD: CEOs Discuss Cultural Change Leadership

By: Anna Webster, for HealthLeaders Media, September 23, 2011

A panel of health system CEOs at the annual Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development conference discusses the challenges of forming a common culture within healthcare settings.

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Jump into HIEs Now or Wait for the Winning Model?

By: Greg Freeman, September 13, 2011

Healthcare leaders face a tough choice when it comes to joining a health information exchange. They must decide whether to join now and take an active role in development, or wait to see how things shake out a few years down the road.

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Joint Commission 'Best' List Draws Skepticism from C-Suite

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 22, 2011

Some health system officials whose hospitals made the Joint Commission's list of top hospitals say they're questioning the list's worth, in part because they aren't totally on board with the commission's process measures, and in part because they share the list with hospitals not known for high quality performance in their respective communities.

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Fake Doc Takes Physicians For A Ride

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, September 22, 2011

Federal authorities have arrested a phony doctor who treated more than 1,000 people in two states and collected $1.2 million for the "care" he provided before trying to sell their health information. The scam could have been avoided, or caught earlier, if physicians had asked questions about the 30-year-old man who wore a white lab coat and claimed to be an allergy expert.

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Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes

By: August 23, 2011

Date: October 26, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Host Denver Health with invited guest Virtua share how to make continuous quality improvement with a focus on bottom-line value part of your institutional culture and process. LINK:

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Breakthroughs: The High-Performing Surgical Program

By: September 2, 2011

 Given a reimbursement model based on outcomes, not volume, only those surgical services that can deliver state-of the-art care, value, and an outstanding patient experience will survive. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—St.Francis Hospital, Methodist Hospital System, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Bassett Healthcare—share lessons learned about new ways of approaching surgical care and strategy.

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