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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Medicare Fraud Recovery Totaled $4B in 2010

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 25, 2011

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius credits the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with providing legal tools to help in the recovery of federal healthcare dollars.

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U.S. Cancer Rate World's Seventh Highest

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 25, 2011

High-income countries such as world leader Denmark have higher cancer rates because they are better at diagnosing and recording new cases. But lifestyle is a factor too, says the American Institute for Cancer Research.

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Health Net Fined $55K for Data Breach

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, January 24, 2011

Health Net has been fined by the state of Vermont over the insurer's loss of a portable disk drive that exposed the protected health information of 1.5 million people, including 525 Vermonters.

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Healthcare Reform Technology Tips for Payers, Providers

By: Scott Kornhauser, for HealthLeaders Media, January 24, 2011

The healthcare market is aimed at lowering costs through improved care and outcomes. To accomplish this, an electronic, interoperable, integrated delivery system is necessary in order to achieve optimal performance.

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How to Make Millions in Hospital Revenue Reappear

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, January 24, 2011

Consistency is the backbone of all things healthcare, but even more so in finance, because if you are inconsistent, especially with your payers, you’re likely to lose money. The ability to correctly and consistently execute charge capture can be confounding, but worthwhile.

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Healthcare Hiring to Continue, Albeit Slowly, in 2011

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 24, 2011

Job growth in select parts of the country remains weak, but on the whole, the healthcare labor market is gaining strength despite being tempered by continuing hospital layoffs, declines in demand for elective surgeries, and a wave of consolidation among hospitals and health systems.

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Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes

By: February 15, 2011

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Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services

By: December 16, 2010

Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women’s loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women’s health marketing experts.

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