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Thursday, May 3, 2012


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Medicare's 'No-Pay' HAI Policy Reshifts Hospital Priorities

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

Hospitals have been bolstering efforts to avoid healthcare-associated infections in response to payment rules, but those efforts come at the expense of other quality endeavors, says a report from Harvard Medical School.

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Physicians Leveraging Social Media to Educate Patients

By: Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media, May 3, 2012

Social media sites are not just a healthcare marketing or recruitment tool. They can also help educate and engage patients—and physicians play a vital role in those conversations.

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8 Social Media Tips for Physicians

By: Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media, May 3, 2012

Physicians looking to get started on social media sites in order to interact with patients and colleagues would be wise to observe these tips.

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ACO Payments May Hinge More on Geography than Quality

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 2, 2012

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that payments that participating providers receive in the Medicare Pioneer and Shared Savings ACO programs might be more dependent upon location than performance.

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Health Plans Ramp up for Healthcare Reform

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 2, 2012

More than 80% of surveyed health plan executives say they are already implementing some type of reform measures or plan to implement them this year. But readiness levels for key provisions of the Affordable Care Act—accountable care organizations and health insurance exchanges—vary considerably.

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ACO Payments May Hinge More on Geography than Quality

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 2, 2012

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that payments that participating providers receive in the Medicare Pioneer and Shared Savings ACO programs might be more dependent upon location than performance.

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Hike Referrals with Physician Liaisons

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, May 2, 2012

When hospital leadership truly grasps the importance of satisfied doctors and empowers the physician relations team to do its job well, the hospital bottom line reaps the benefits.

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Webcast: Boost Physician Referrals, Build Your Bottom Line

By: May 1, 2012

Date: May 15, 2012
About: Successful physician referral programs are strategic, data-driven, and coordinated with an organization’s overall physician engagement plan. Join us for a 90-minute, customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access.

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Intelligence Report: The Unsettled State of the ACO

By: April 12, 2012

39% of organizations plan to join an ACO vs. 64% in 2011, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

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