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Thursday, April 3, 2014


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State Battles over Medicaid Expansion Heating Up

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, April 3, 2014

With half the states embracing federally financed Medicaid expansion and the other half slow to follow suit, hospitals are key players in one of the hottest healthcare policy clashes in the country.

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Obama Quietly Signs SGR Patch Bill

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 2, 2014

The new law delays both the implementation of the ICD-10 code set and the so-called two-midnights rule, which affects hospital reimbursements. The law also includes critical funding extensions for rural hospitals.

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Sudden Hospital Closure Stuns MA Community; More Coming

By: Cora Nucci, for HealthLeaders Media, April 2, 2014

The events leading up to the abrupt closure of a regional hospital in a remote corner of Massachusetts are complicated. But many community hospitals across the country are equally vulnerable, and more will close.

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Show, Don't Tell, Telehealth Benefits

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, April 2, 2014

Telehealth is gaining acceptance and momentum among providers and patients. It's even got friends in Washington working to change regulations that govern technology to treat patients remotely. Marketing needs to keep pace.

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Gridlock vs. the Greater Good

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, April 2, 2014

In a flurry of activity in Washington, DC and New Hampshire, two sets of lawmakers addressed a broken physician pay system and poor adults without health insurance. Guess which group got gridlocked and which one rendered a public service that will actually help people.

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The Population Health Collection — 63% Off

By: February 28, 2014

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Intelligence Report: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace With the Pulse of Population Health

By: April 3, 2014

As healthcare providers broaden cardiovascular programs and invest more in population health, IT integration, and outpatient facilities, many face increased margin pressure. This report reveals the key differences between stand-alone hospitals and health systems and how partners across the care continuum will play a greater role in helping to meet both patient needs and financial goals.

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