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Friday, September 6, 2013

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Few Options for Working Poor in States that Block Medicaid Expansion

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 6, 2013

Adults earning below the federal poverty level who live in the 26 states that have either rejected Medicaid expansion or have yet to commit to it will be ineligible for a federal subsidy to help them buy coverage on the health insurance exchanges.

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Why Insurers Like Defined Contribution Programs

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

Low administrative costs and the capability to compete with public health insurance exchanges are driving factors. So is the promise of access to big data, which can give payers a strategic edge.

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Financial Incentives for Preventing HAIs Don't Add Up to Much

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 5, 2013

A major teaching hospital's move to provide a financial rationale for preventing healthcare-acquired infections points to the dearth of meaningful incentives for hospitals to work harder toward the goal of improved patient safety.

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Medicare Pay 'Transparency' Divides Physicians

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, September 5, 2013

The issue of whether physician reimbursement data should be made public is creating a split among doctors. Some argue that the public has a right to know how tax dollars are being spent. Others fear payment disclosures could hurt competition.

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Webcast: Metrics and Marketing—Proving Value in Healthcare Marketing

By: July 24, 2013

Date: September 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join marketing veterans from Capella Healthcare and Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock to learn how to implement and measure marketing efforts under common resource challenges found at small to midsize hospitals and health systems.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE From Beaumont Health System: Cardiovascular Services Leadership

By: August 5, 2013

Date: October 8, 2013 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Discover how Beaumont Health built a physician-led cardiovascular center of excellence delivering improved quality, growth, and patient satisfaction.

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