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Thursday, February 7, 2013

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CBO Analysis Renews Calls for SGR Repeal

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 7, 2013

A Congressional Budget Office analysis released this week lops $107 billion from the cost of eliminating the Sustainable Growth Rate funding formula and may fuel support for a House bill to put an end to the mandate.

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Medical Errors Draw Fines for 7 CA Hospitals

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 7, 2013

The latest round of immediate jeopardy findings by the California Department of Public Health has resulted in hospital penalties for 10 incidents of patient harm or death at seven hospitals.

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NQF, JC Name National Patient Safety Award Winners

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, February 7, 2013

Kaiser Permanente, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, and Saul M. Weingart, MD, PhD have been recognized by the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission for their innovations in patient safety and commitments to quality improvement initiatives.

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Fed Pledges to Rural Providers Strike the Right Notes

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

Federal officials identify a number of Medicare reforms that if eliminated, could save nearly $676 million annually and would greatly ease regulatory and staffing burdens on rural providers.

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4 Ways to Enhance a Physician's Online Reputation

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, February 6, 2013

In an interview, social media guru and author, Kevin Pho, MD, points out some of the biggest mistakes physicians make in regard to their online reputations, and explains how to fix them.

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Is Your Bundled Care Plan Market-Ready?

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, February 6, 2013

Three out of four consumers surveyed say they find bundled care plans "appealing." The promise of transparency is tantalizing, but consumers are clear-eyed and armed with a list of essential benefits.

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Webcast: Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

By: January 11, 2013

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.

Register Today

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Webcast: Physician Compensation Under Population-Based Reimbursement

By: January 28, 2013

Date: March 26, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Join Summa Health and ECG Management Consultants on a live webcast to gain the tools you need to build a new compensation model for practicing medicine in the new era of healthcare.

Register Today

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