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CA Fines 10 Hospitals $625,000 for Medical Errors

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

Retained surgical object, patient falls, and medication errors are the leading causes of immediate jeopardy penalties issued to hospitals by the California Department of Health Thursday.

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Physician Practices Pressured to Review Revenue Cycle Management

By: Greg Freeman, June 7, 2013

Healthcare reform changes and ICD-10 implementation require new strategies to optimize revenue cycle operations in physician practices.

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Malnutrition, Long Neglected, Needs Doctors' Attention

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, June 6, 2013

Relatively common among hospital patients, malnutrition is often overlooked by physicians. But improving nutrition intervention procedures not only raises quality of care, it can also reduce both hospital costs and readmissions.

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Hospitals' Fear of 30-Day Penalties May Speed Hospice Admissions

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

An exception to federal 30-day mortality measures may incent hospitals to prematurely push patients into hospice care, says one critic, who calls it an unintended consequence of healthcare reform.

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Intelligence Report: Access Exclusive Research on Collaborative Care

By: May 22, 2013

While 78% of leading healthcare providers expect to have a collaborative care model operational by next year, 45% are concerned about its prospects for cost savings. This report discusses the key issues at stake and reveals successful strategies for fostering collaboration—and saving millions of dollars.

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Webcast: New Radiology Standards to Reduce Costs, Increase Quality and Improve Outcomes

By: April 30, 2013

Date: June 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join radiology experts from Radisphere and NCH Healthcare System as they examine how standards-based radiology can impact fiscal performance, patient satisfaction and physician referrals.

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