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Friday, February 28, 2014

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Tavenner: No ICD-10 Delay, But Expect Some MU Relief

By: Lena J. Weiner, for HealthLeaders Media, February 27, 2014

CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner has announced that the ICD-10 deadline will not be delayed, but she is offering relief to providers, payers, and health information technology vendors struggling to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements.

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AHIP Eyes 5.9 Percent MA Payment Cut, Market Disruptions

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, February 28, 2014

A study commissioned by the health plan industry's trade association is predicting a second consecutive year of deep payment cuts for Medicare Advantage programs which "could result in a high degree of disruption in the MA market."

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Intermountain to Miss 2014 Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline, Citing Safety Concerns

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, February 27, 2014

Despite its sophistication in healthcare IT, the CIO of Intermountain Healthcare says the organization is unready and will forgo incentive payments and trigger penalties. Federal officials acknowledge that many health systems take issue with the meaningful use deadlines.

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As Allegations Swirl, Baylor Plano Rejects Baldrige Award

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 27, 2014

Hospital officials say they have declined a prestigious national quality award because of a lawsuit alleging that a neurosurgeon they employed was incompetent, and caused patient injuries and at least one death.

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Access to Mental Health Services Strained as Benefits Expand

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, February 27, 2014

On any given day, there are scores of psychiatric patients waiting in emergency departments for an inpatient bed. The strain on the healthcare system will worsen this year, as federal rules expanding behavioral health benefits come into play.

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By: February 28, 2014

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Intelligence Report: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency

By: February 20, 2014

As providers' risk exposure grows, this report delivers a clear view of leading organizations' progress toward mastering the analytics that matter most to making cost and care quality decisions with great precision.

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