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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Medical Schools, Students See Gaps in Policy Education

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, October 3, 2012

While most medical students feel obligated to put the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into practice, they don't understand much about it, a study shows. Does spending time scrutinizing the details of healthcare policies serve medical students well?

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Recovery Auditor Improper Payments Ratchet Up

By: James Carroll, for HealthLeaders Media, October 3, 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has once again corrected more improper payments than in the previous quarter, this time to the tune of $701.3 million.

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A Single Version of the Truth Takes a Whole Toolbox

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, October 2, 2012

Accountable care, value-based purchasing, and medical homes will require standardized data. That's no easy task, as Mountain States Health Alliance can attest.

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Patient Safety Starts with Nurse Managers

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, October 2, 2012

Nurses are more likely to report patient care errors when they feel safe admitting mistakes to their supervisors. That, in turn, leads to a lower overall error rate, research shows.

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Webcast: Reboot for ICD-10—Lessons from UnitedHealth Group

By: August 24, 2012

Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

With the implementation deadline confirmed, the transition to ICD-10 shifts into high gear. Now providers and payers must prepare quickly. Learn from UnitedHealth Group and other coding experts how to assess your organization's existing structure, create a transition process, and move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.

Register Today

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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for Total Health

By: September 10, 2012

Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (ET)

Kaiser Permanente leaders explore how they successfully leverage information technology, social media, and community-based health programs to empower people to improve their own health. Get real-world solutions, including how to use web tools and social media to create effective linkages between physicians and members.

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