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Friday, February 3, 2012

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Hospital HCAHPS Scores Beat Expectations

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 3, 2012

Hospitals have been scurrying to improve their patient experience scores under Medicare's value-based purchasing rules. Those efforts are paying off, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey responses show.

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Don't Give Up on Dead Claims

By: Greg Freeman for HealthLeaders Media, February 3, 2012

Denials can wreck a provider’s revenue stream, but physician practices often give up on payment too soon, says an attorney. "Providers have a lot more leverage than they realize," he says.

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Convincing Rival Docs to Become Partners

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, February 2, 2012

To organize teams of erstwhile rivals, health system leaders must manage egos, negotiate ambitions, and acknowledge that they may be bringing on board some professionals who can't stand one another.

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Hospitals Urged to Track Quality in Obstetrics

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 2, 2012

Evidence is accumulating about the potential for significant harm to babies born just a few weeks too soon, including neurodevelopmental problems and rates of disability. And it's not just about the risks. Early births add $1 billion to healthcare costs, a study shows.

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Impact Analysis Report—The Next Phase of Cost Control

By: January 6, 2012

This third report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange provides insight on cost containment from leaders at Banner Health, Wellmont Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services, and Trinity Regional Health System. Eighteen percent cite "no culture of being cost-conscious" as their greatest organizational challenge to cost reduction.

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The Complete Guide to Strategic Marketing for the Cardiovascular Service Line

By: January 18, 2012

Get key marketing concepts, practical tools, and straightforward ideas to augment a cardiovascular service line administrator's ever-expanding skill set, help overall service line performance, and create real value.


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