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Friday, April 26, 2013

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IPAB Has to Go, Providers and Advocates Urge

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 26, 2013

A coalition of healthcare provider groups, drug and device manufacturers, health insurers, and patient advocates have signed a letter to Congress urging repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board.

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PPACA Implementation Pending, Health Insurance Coverage Gaps Persist

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 26, 2013

Large numbers of uninsured Americans are financially squeezed by the burdens of high health insurance and medical debt, Commonwealth Fund survey results show. The findings "point clearly to the need to move forward with implementation," of the healthcare reform law, says the president of the Commonwealth Fund.

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FDA Probes Docs Over da Vinci Robot Problems

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, April 25, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is counting on physicians to offer insights into complaints about the da Vinci robot, which is under scrutiny in lawsuits and medical board reviews as never before.

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If ACE Units Are So Great, Why Aren't They Everywhere?

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 25, 2013

Hospital units that focus on acute care of the elderly have been improving outcomes and lowering costs most everywhere they've been tried over the last 20 years. They 'pencil out,' especially in a setting of healthcare reform, but aren't widespread. What gives?

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Roundtable: Capital Finance—Changing Structures

By: March 14, 2013

Download this FREE report featuring senior executives from Banner Health, Trinity Regional Health System, West Virginia United Health System, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Healthcare financial leaders today must understand the fine points of different sources for funding, including banks, bonds, private equity, and philanthropic donations. They must join capital considerations with strategic planning to ready their organizations for the new era of healthcare.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Gundersen Health System: End-of-Life Care Coordination

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2013

Date: June 4, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Register for the live event to learn how Gundersen Health System of La Crosse, Wis. established strategies for hardwired, measurable, and communitywide advance care planning.

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