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Friday, September 27, 2013


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US Health Coverage Rebounds—For Now

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 27, 2013

After two decades of mostly declines, the percentage of Americans with health insurance inched up between 2011 and 2012, according to a new study. But with the advent of health insurance exchanges, the future level of insured people is impossible to know.

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Easing Patients' Pain

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, September 27, 2013

Pain represents a growing patient concern and a flourishing service line for healthcare. Hospitals are creating pain management centers with a focus on chronic and acute pain, relying on interventional and multidisciplinary procedures targeting long-term pain.

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How CMS Makes Quality Data Public While Still Keeping It Secret

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

The federal government seems to want to keep safety data on eight hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) secret at the same time that it boasts how transparent it's being.

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Docs Hope for Incentive Bonuses to Offset Smaller Pay Increases

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, September 26, 2013

Physician compensation will increasingly include incentives, but the transition may be more of an evolution than a revolution. Meanwhile, primary care doctors may continue to get a "bump up" in salaries.

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Don't Miss a Single issue — Action Requested!

By: September 17, 2013

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Webcast: Patient Engagement for Population Health—The Kaiser Permanente & MSHA Models

By: September 3, 2013

Date: October 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join clinical improvement leaders from Kaiser Permanente and Mountain States Health Alliance as they reveal proven models for fostering patient engagement through care coordination, technological innovation, and community outreach.

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Intelligence Report: Patient Experience Beyond HCAHPS—Care Coordination and Cultural Transformation

By: August 12, 2013

This report uncovers the management and cultural changes necessary to achieve consistently superior patient experience. It features original research and analysis from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders. Gain key insights, such as: 71% of healthcare leaders will focus on care coordination to improve patient experience.

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