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Friday, January 24, 2014

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AHA Eyes 'Extremely Challenging' 2014

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 24, 2014

Facing significant reductions in payments, mounting regulatory actions, and a "broken" RAC appeals process, hospitals are facing a variety of pressures in the new year, the American Hospital Association says.

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HL20: Laurent Gueris—Creating a Patient Experience Environment

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, January 24, 2014

A few years ago, Laurent Gueris noticed how his staff was interacting with their patients, and he wasn't pleased. Since then, he has worked with his 45-member staff to improve their interactions with patients, which has delivered profound results.

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NQF Distances Itself From Safe Practices Co-Chair

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 23, 2014

While an influential advocate for patient safety and former committee chair of the National Quality Forum denies allegations that he took kickbacks from a product manufacturer, the DOJ has named him in a settlement agreement. The NQF cut ties with him years ago and updated its conflict of interest policies.

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CT Physicians, UnitedHealth Head to Mediation

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, January 23, 2014

UnitedHealthcare is headed to federal court-ordered arbitration with two doctors groups in Connecticut over the insurer's decision to drop some physicians from its Medicare Advantage network.

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Webcast: Telemedicine—A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

By: December 17, 2013

Date: January 28, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Telemedicine pioneers from UC Davis and Mercy Health share strategies proven to bridge access gaps, improve patient experience, and streamline care through new mobile technologies, while driving down costs.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Geisinger: Care Coordination & Population Health

By: January 20, 2014

Date: March 27, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Find out how the leaders of Geisinger Health System drove down costs in the care continuum by leveraging the power of their ProvenHealth Navigator? model, a system that combines evidence-based best practices, electronic health records, and quality and accountability metrics to standardize care processes.

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