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Tuesday, September 4, 2012


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Not-for-Profit Hospitals Show Stability in a Challenging Market

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 4, 2012

Executives have done a good job stabilizing margins after the Great Recession but still face challenges from flat inpatient volumes, healthcare reform mandates, and lower reimbursements linked to government budget pressures, according to a report from Moody's Investors Service.

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Banner Health, AZ Blues Partner in Medicare Health Plan

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, September 4, 2012

The 50-50 joint venture in greater Phoenix will be open for business by October 15, when the national open enrollment period for Medicare begins.

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HCA Coding Methods Invigorate Profits. This is Bad?

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, August 31, 2012

HCA got smart about how to better manage its emergency department and to better document the work its clinicians are doing on patients. On its face, what's wrong with that?

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Webcast: Reboot for ICD-10—Lessons from UnitedHealth Group & North Shore-LIJ

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 coding experts at UnitedHealth Group & North Shore-LIJ how to assess your organization's existing structure, how to create a transition process, and how to move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.

Register Today

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Rounds: Sustainable Patient-Centered Excellence—Lessons From Sharp HealthCare

By: July 30, 2012

Date: September 5, 2012, 9:00–12:00 p.m. PT

Sharp HealthCare leaders reveal the secrets that have enabled them to turn their patient-centered care initiative into a sustainable program that's ingrained in the culture, improves outcomes, and grows stronger over time. By combining their Sharp Experience performance improvement initiative with the Planetree Patient-Centered Care Model, they have built an organization of sustainable patient-centered excellence like no other.

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