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Thursday, November 29, 2012


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Doctors and Plans Blame Each Other for Costs

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

Health plans and physicians groups blame one another for market consolidations that they both claim are driving healthcare costs. But impartial observers say both sides are to blame and consumers are bearing the cost.

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SLIDESHOW: Leapfrog Updates Hospital Safety Scores

By: Healthleaders Media Staff, November 29, 2012

Executives of several of the 25 hospitals that received F scores from Leapfrog Group this week said they were caught off guard. One declared that Leapfrog was attempting to "extort" hospitals, while others said the methodology is flawed or unknown to anyone except Leapfrog.

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Insurers Must Guide Individual Market in 2014

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, November 28, 2012

Consumers say they're willing to participate in the new individual insurance market in 2014, yet don't want to take personal responsibility for driving down healthcare costs. How can they be made to connect the dots? Part of the answer lies in how insurers approach consumers.

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New Foundation for Rural Health Leadership

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

The Rural Health Foundation launched in September with backing from the National Rural Healthcare Association to give rural healthcare providers and administrators the know-how to adapt national healthcare policy into their own settings.

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Four Powerful Service Line Marketing Tactics

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, November 28, 2012

Marketing service lines is difficult. Here are four methods to get results: start with all the stakeholders, study your market, use social media, and keep track of business changes.

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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.

Register Today

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Rounds: Clinical Integration at Scott & White's

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, November 5, 2012

Date: January 8, 2013, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
Scott & White physician leaders share how they created an extensive physician and executive leadership development program to bring clinical and business leadership skills together. Register to attend this three-hour virtual seminar on Scott & White's physician-led delivery model with interactive Q&A.

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