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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Kaiser Permanente Ordered to Halt Denial of Care

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 29, 2012

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan is illegally denying some California enrollees physical, speech and occupational therapy services, says a cease and desist order filed by the state.

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Health Insurance Pricing Transparency Could Save $36B Annually

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 29, 2012

Billions of dollars could be shaved off the nation's healthcare tab each year if the cost for 300 common procedures covered under employer-based insurance plans were reduced to their median prices, Thomson Reuters Healthcare research shows.

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Nurses Get Pushed Around, Again

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, February 28, 2012

A maternity ward scuffle between a high-profile parent and a pair of nurses leads to questions about hospital security and violence against nurses.

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For HIT, Innovation, Not ROI, is the Benchmark

By: Edward Prewitt, for HealthLeaders Media, February 28, 2012

Healthcare organizations are desperately in need of innovative ways to work their way out of the bind of rising costs and decreasing revenues, while staying true to their mission of patient care. Technology investments alone won't solve all ills, but they can enable the solution. Innovation, not ROI, is the necessary benchmark.

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Webcast: Marketing to Overcome Physician Recruitment Hurdles

By: February 29, 2012

Date: March 30, 2012
About: Save time and money by targeting, recruiting, and retaining "best-fit" physician candidates using proven marketing tactics. Featuring three marketing and recruiting industry leaders from diverse regions, hospital sizes, and backgrounds, this webcast has a new format that allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to get the answers your organization needs.

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Value-Based Purchasing: Facing the HCAHPS Hurdle

By: January 23, 2012

New research finds that 25% of organizations have not yet begun preparing for VBP. Get additional data in this final report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, with analysis and insight from leaders at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Hackensack University Medical Center, Piedmont Healthcare, Griffin Hospital, and Sharp Healthcare.

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