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Friday, February 7, 2014

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SGR Deal Would Fix Perennial Physician Pay Problem

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

Seeking to avert a 23.7 percent cut in Medicare's physician payment rate set for April 1, lawmakers in the House and Senate have embraced a pact that would replace the sustainable growth rate formula with a payment system that includes a small rate increase for doctors.

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As ICD-10 Deadline Looms, Healthcare Providers Fret

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 7, 2014

Healthcare providers, payers, the government, and other players in the ICD-10 movement are not working in a cohesive and coordinated fashion and won't be ready for the transition in eight months, says an MGMA policy expert.

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Oncologist Blazes Trail Toward Bundling

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, February 6, 2014

The head of a multi-physician oncology practice and patient-centered medical home explains how his practice is "capable of signing any payment methodology that any payer could dream up."

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Better Bariatric Surgery Outcomes Depend on Data, Accreditation

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 6, 2014

A surgeon's success in reducing readmissions among gastric bypass surgery patients underscores the importance of collecting data through a system of accreditation.

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Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

By: February 4, 2014

Date: February 27, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Orthopedic leaders from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Stryker offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line.

Register Today

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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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