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Monday, February 24, 2014


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CMS Proposes 3.55 Percent Medicare Advantage Payment Cut

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, February 24, 2014

The proposed 2015 payment rate cut to Medicare Advantage health plans is less than expected and less than the reduction this year, but insurers and their allies in Congress are expressing displeasure with the prospect of a 3.55 percent haircut.

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Insurance Status a Factor in Trauma Care, Study Says

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 24, 2014

'Dumping' uninsured trauma patients by transferring them to trauma centers may actually have an advantage for uninsured patients whose transfers result in better care, a study suggests. But for insured patients, the reverse may be true.

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An Independent Community Health System Carves Its Own Niche

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, February 21, 2014

The chief operating officer of a small Minnesota health system says that small organizations can—and must—be among the leaders of the transformation from volume- to value-based healthcare businesses.

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Webcast: Physician-Led Population Health Programs—New Skills for Success

By: December 9, 2013

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

Join clinical improvement experts as they define new expectations for population health management and outline the leadership skills necessary for physicians to direct a successful program.

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Webcast: Forge Partnerships Across the Care Continuum—Metrics and Workflows

By: January 20, 2014

Date: March 14, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join leaders from SCL Health System and Collaborative Healthcare Strategies as they reveal how to successfully align with external entities across the care continuum to reduce readmissions, improve care quality, and streamline workflows.

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