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Thursday, January 3, 2013

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Fiscal Cliff Stopgap Delays 'Doc Fix,' but Hits Hospitals

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 3, 2013

Hospitals are the big losers in the taxpayer relief legislation passed by Congress while physicians dodged a cut to the sustainable growth rate formula for another year.

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HL20: Richard Merkin, MD—Competing to Convert Care Dollars Into Cure Dollars

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, January 3, 2013

In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Richard Merkin, MD, who has assembled a community of math whizzes and challenged them to surpass the medical community at solving complex problems.

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3 Groups Payers Will Watch Closely in 2013

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, January 2, 2013

As the new year unfolds, several details of healthcare reform remain either unclear or unresolved. The actions of three groups in particular will have a significant impact on payers' decisions in the next 12 months.

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Top 3 Ways Hospitals Take Advantage of Holiday Cheer

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, January 2, 2013

Holiday-based healthcare marketing and promotions have been growing in popularity in recent years, largely thanks to social media. Here are three winning ways hospitals have been promoting their technology, services, and staff.

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IL Physician Named 'Country Doctor of the Year'

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

Internist, pediatrician, and licensed pharmacist Neil Nelson, MD, is on call 24/7 to attend to the 5,000 or so active patients in his practice—even when he's working at law enforcement or farming.

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Rounds: Clinical Integration at Scott & White

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 with interactive Q&A on Scott & White's physician-led delivery model.

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Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy

By: February 14, 2012

Author: Coker Group

About: This is the first comprehensive book dissecting the integral components of accountable care organizations from physician, provider, and payer views. Includes analysis of the final CMS regulations. Learn strategies about the reimbursement model of the future from industry experts and position your facility for success.

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