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Thursday, June 6, 2013

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Hospitals Lagging Behind PSO Contract Deadline

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 6, 2013

Health insurance exchange plan offerings may not be an option for hospitals that fail to contract with qualifying patient safety organizations by the federal deadline.

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ACO Shared Savings is Top Payer Partnership

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 6, 2013

The most prevalent arrangement for Medicare ACO contracting is shared savings upside or what is known within the industry as a one-sided risk model, survey data shows.

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Texas Braces for Medicaid Status Quo

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 5, 2013

By opting not to expand Medicaid, Texas is passing up an estimated $90 billion in federal funds over the coming decade, leaving its healthcare providers, especially hospitals, in a tough financial spot. Rural care facilities are especially vulnerable.

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Rebranding a Medicare Advantage Plan Starts with Physicians

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, June 5, 2013

By working closely with its network physicians who are on the frontlines of demystifying health information for seniors, health insurer Cigna is doing things that could reap the company long-term marketing benefits.

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Healthcare Payers Face Wellness Conundrum

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 5, 2013

New federal rules on wellness programs are branded as "incentives," but will do little to rally employer support.

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Intelligence Report: Reshaping the Cardio Service Line for Population Health and Reform Challenges

By: April 30, 2013

Three out of four healthcare leaders report positive margin from cardio. This Premium report explores how best to evolve cardio service lines to support prevention, expand offerings, and maintain healthy margins.

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Live Webcast: Mayo Clinic & Baylor Health—Social Media Marketing Playbook

By: June 4, 2013

Date: July 24, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join these marketing leaders as they explore the value in today’s most popular digital and mobile social platforms, and how to take steps to develop a coordinated social media strategy that is also aligned with an organization’s business goals.

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