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Lawmakers Seek 'PAC' Reform

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 30, 2013

Two Congressional committees are exploring the notion of shared responsibility for the financial consequences of readmissions. Under consideration are programs that would incent post-acute care facilities such as long-term care facilities to share readmissions costs with hospitals.

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7 in 10 Workers Await Benefits Info as Deadline Nears

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, August 30, 2013

By law, employers must notify employees of health insurance benefits policy changes and coverage options by October 1. But a survey shows that 69% of workers have not yet received communications about any benefit policy changes.

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Tweet Smears Hospital's Discharge Incentive Campaign

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 29, 2013

A tweet decrying a Baltimore hospital's effort to speed patient discharges implied that patient safety was being put at risk. How much damage was done to the hospital's reputation remains to be seen.

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Preventing Amputations Starts with PCPs

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, August 29, 2013

J.A. Mustapha, MD, works to save limbs. A big part of his challenge is persuading primary care physicians to refer patients with peripheral arterial disease to specialty services like his, where amputations may be prevented.

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2013 CEO Report: Optimism on the Upswing

By: July 3, 2013

Although 44% of healthcare CEOs still feel the industry is on the wrong track, more are optimistic about their own organization's performance and prospects as they face the challenges and opportunities of PPACA.

This report explores healthcare CEOs' evolving perspectives on these issues, including their strategies for controlling costs, and why partnerships rank among their top three priorities.

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Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

By: July 3, 2013

If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them.

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