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CMS Sets 2014 Pay Rates for Hospital Outpatient and Physician Services

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 2, 2013

The new rules reflect changes in healthcare, says CMS, but hospital and medical groups express disappointment and call for attendant SGR reform.

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Nonprofit Hospital Outlook 'Negative' in 2014

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 2, 2013

Several negative factors are unlikely to abate soon, including declining inpatient volumes, increasing expenses, and historically low increases in commercial payer rates.

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Google Glass Passes IRB Muster, Assists in Cardiothoracic Surgeries

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, November 26, 2013

Surgeons are justifiably excited by the possibilities of using Google Glass in the operating room. Despite Wi-Fi hurdles, privacy concerns, and speech recognition issues, this device will inevitably become another indispensable tool in healthcare.

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50 Years of Fighting Pressure Ulcers Called Into Question

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, November 26, 2013

A study on pressure ulcers shows that patients may not need to be turned every two hours as a preventive measure, which has been common practice for decades.

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By: September 30, 2013

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Intelligence Report: Restructuring Executive Compensation for the Shift From Volume to Value

By: November 14, 2013

This report reveals how the shift from volume to value is reshaping compensation and incentives and demanding new C-suite skills.

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