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Monday, April 7, 2014


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Cuts Ahead for Medicare Advantage Star Ratings

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, April 7, 2014

The most significant change on tap to the ratings system is expected to be an increase in the star threshold for bonus payments to health plans, based on a wide array of quality standards.

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ACOs Show Uneven Progress

By: Greg Freeman, April 7, 2014

Just over half of the 114 organizations to join one of two Medicare accountable care organization efforts in 2012 report no decrease in health spending below targets during their first 12 months.

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Who Wants an Empty Hospital?

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2014

If you don't, you should. A nearly empty hospital indicates you've achieved functional integration such that your continued existence doesn't depend on the hospital at all. It depends instead on how well you take care of people to make sure they seldom, if ever, end up there.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from SSM: The New Model for Joint Replacement Excellence

By: February 10, 2014

Date: April 15, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

The leadership team at SSM Health Care reveals how it forged a workable physician-hospital alignment model and fostered greater collaboration in a dedicated joint replacement center, successfully increasing quality, reducing cost, and improving patient satisfaction.

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Webcast: Patient Experience & HCAHPS—Optimizing Touch Points and Training Internal Champions

By: February 10, 2014

Date: April 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Leaders from Community Health Systems and the Baird Group share marketing strategies for communicating patient experience imperatives and developing programs to reinforce them.

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