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Thursday, June 28, 2012


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Healthcare Reform Unstoppable, Regardless of Court's PPACA Decision

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 28, 2012

The Supreme Court's ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be historic. But it won't change healthcare's economic reality:  Reform is underway and must continue, regardless of how the Court rules, healthcare leaders say.

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AHA: Leapfrog 'Manipulated' Data Related to Safety Scores

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 28, 2012

The head of the American Hospital Association charges that the methodology used by the Leapfrog Group to measure hospitals and assign patient safety grades is biased and flawed. Leapfrog's chief executive says the AHA's CEO is misinformed.

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4 Big Ideas from AHIP 2012

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 27, 2012

Against a backdrop of an imminent, historic Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the mood at the annual conference of America's Health Insurance Plans was laced with anticipation—and forward thinking.

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Rural Healthcare Advocates Rip MedPAC's Claims on Access, Reimbursement

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

Advocates for rural healthcare providers are objecting to a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission report this month that says access to rural healthcare services is "similar" to access in urban areas and that reimbursement for that care is "adequate."

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3 Strategies for Powering Up Word-of-Mouth Healthcare Marketing

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, June 27, 2012

Millions of people make decisions each day based on little more than persuasive messages received by word-of-mouth. It's not sleek or sexy, and it won't break your organization's budget. But word of mouth can be very powerful—if executed strategically.

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Breakthroughs Report: Strategic Solutions for the Readmissions Challenge

By: June 26, 2012

Successfully preventing readmissions requires many players to fill the gaps in the care continuum. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, we examine how four leading health systems—Griffin Hospital, Parkview Health, Sarasota Memorial HealthCare System, and UPMC Hamot—are moving the needle.

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Rounds: Excellence in Cardiac Care—Elements of Success from The Mount Sinai Medical Center

By: May 25, 2012

Date: July 18, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
How do you balance the latest in advanced cardiovascular treatment with market growth? Join HealthLeaders Media and the cardiovascular team at The Mount Sinai Medical Center to learn how Sinai has reinvented one of the top cardiovascular enterprises in the country.

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