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Friday, January 25, 2013

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AHA: Hospitals a $2T Economic Driver

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 25, 2013

Hospitals create 5.5 million workers and spend billions of dollars on goods and services, but one critic says "It is a big mistake to use economic power as an excuse for not finding the right balance for what we should spend on healthcare."

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Physician Groups Blast IPAB, Rally Behind Repeal Effort

By: Doug Desjardins, January 25, 2013

Critics of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, which makes recommendations on Medicare spending, describe the board as an "unelected, unaccountable body." A bipartisan bill to repeal it has been introduced in the House.

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Patient Protection Needs Focus in Obama's Second Term

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 24, 2013

In his inaugural address, President Obama signaled his commitment to rolling out the rest of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In its second term, his administration must show how the law will incent providers to work harder to protect patients.

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Meet the Hybrid Concierge Medical Practice Model

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, January 24, 2013

Under the hybrid model, doctors merge elements of traditional and concierge medical practice models. This allows them to care for patients who rely on Medicare or private insurance, while offering specialized services for self-pay patients.

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Webcast: Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

By: January 11, 2013

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Live: Cost Containment Lessons from Heartland Health

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2013

Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Heartland Health leaders reveal how to achieve significant, sustainable cost savings by identifying value in best practices and the patient experience. Learn how the team identified areas of waste and cost savings that have consistently added millions of dollars annually to the bottom line.

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