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Tuesday, April 24, 2012


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Cancel Medicare Advantage Demo, Says GAO

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, April 24, 2012

A report by the Government Accountability Office says that the Medicare Advantage Quality Bonus Payment Demonstration program, which rewards high-performing health plans, is expensive, poorly run, and should be cancelled.

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CABG Readmissions Data Added to CA Outcome Reports

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 24, 2012

California is the second state to include rates of 30-day readmission in its annual report on coronary artery bypass graft surgery outcomes.

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Save Millions Using GIS Technology for Strategic Workforce Planning

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, April 23, 2012

Quality talent acquisition doesn't work like Field of Dreams, nor does truly strategic workforce planning. Thanks to geographic information systems, healthcare leaders can transform reactive recruiting into a proactive, data-driven effort.

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Some Nurses Blue Over Color-Coded Uniform Policy

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 23, 2012

The Minnesota Nurses Association has filed a grievance against Allina Hospitals & Clinics over a color-coded uniform requirement. The health system says it has patients in mind, but does the policy violate labor contracts?

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Rounds: 4 Steps to Lasting Clinical Excellence from Henry Ford Health System

By: April 12, 2012

Date: May 1, 2012
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Webcast: Proven Hospital-Physician Alignment Incentives

By: April 2, 2012

Date: April 24, 2012
About: Customize this webcast with your questions. Gain proven, measurable techniques to establish real physician value and fair compensation, and build lasting loyalty. Join HealthLeaders Media for strategies and solutions direct from three executives with alignment expertise at Health Quest, Trinity Health, and Sullivan, Cotter and Associates.

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