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Wednesday, February 5, 2014


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RACs Incentivized to Find Even Smallest Billing Errors

By: Greg Freeman, February 5, 2014

By using a tool to calculate "extrapolated overpayment," Recovery Audit Contractors can allege fraud long after providers have received payment and thought there was no dispute, says one expert.

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Surgeon Uses Video Games to Sharpen Laparoscopic Skills

By: Ryan Chiavetta, for HealthLeaders Media, February 5, 2014

Meet the surgeon who established the world's first video game warm up suite for surgeons. James "Butch" Rosser, MD, has found through his research that surgeons who play video games are more efficient and make fewer mistakes in minimally invasive surgery.

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EHR in the Cloud Portends Big Shift in HIT

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, February 4, 2014

An electronic health record system provider is offering to equip small physicians practices with cloud-based software on a shoestring. The move is making high-end EHRs that cost tens of millions of dollars to get up and running look like dinosaurs, at least at small health systems.

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5 Critical Care Practices Come Under Scrutiny

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, February 4, 2014

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has released a list of five common critical care practices that it says clinicians should reconsider. The practices persist only "because we're covering our butts," insists one nursing leader.

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Webcast: Hospitals Developing Health Plans: Key Steps to Becoming a Provider-Payer

By: January 27, 2014

Presented on: Friday, March 28, 2014 | 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. ET

Join hospital leaders as they outline the strategic transition from provider to payer, and new opportunities for controlling costs, managing risk, and maximizing reimbursements.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Geisinger: Care Coordination & Population Health

By: January 20, 2014

Date: March 27, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Find out how the leaders of Geisinger Health System drove down costs in the care continuum by leveraging the power of their ProvenHealth Navigator model, a system that combines evidence-based best practices, electronic health records, and quality and accountability metrics to standardize care processes.

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