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Tuesday, November 27, 2012


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Medicaid Expansion Report Calculates Modest State Costs

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 27, 2012

States that expand their Medicaid rolls under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would see only modest increases in their share of the costs when compared with the windfall in federal funding that would come with it, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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How Hospitals Prevent VTE

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, November 27, 2012

It's been four years since the U.S. Surgeon General stunned healthcare providers with rates of preventable death and harm from venous thromboembolism. Yet hospital-associated VTE remains a major health problem. Here's how hospitals and health systems have responded.

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Shopping Tips to Save Hospitals Money

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday offer healthcare CFOs important reminders about their own operations: analyze money-saving opportunities, comparison-shop, negotiate a win-win, and get the price right.

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Primary Care Gaining in Physician Compensation

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, November 26, 2012

A new MGMA physician compensation survey reflects how hospitals are recognizing the importance of primary care services. But all bets are off if the sustainable growth rate formula for compensation is not improved.

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Webcast: Future of Service Line Marketing—New Tactics, New Tools

By: October 17, 2012

Date: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

When it comes to service lines, healthcare marketers are challenged to balance the needs of the organization and individual physicians with limited marketing dollars. Join WellStar Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and Jennings Co. as they explore how to use data to prioritize service line marketing dollars and gain physician buy-in.

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Webcast: Decoding Payer Contracting in a New Era of Population Health

By: November 2, 2012

Date: December 5, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

For providers, population health management is the next step in healthcare reform, but to make that move providers must place greater emphasis on commercial payer contracts. Innovative healthcare organizations such as Iowa Health System and Bellin Health System are already getting these programs off the ground. Join these leading organizations as they share best practices and lessons learned when establishing population health programs and commercial payer contracts.

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