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Moody's, S&P: For-Profit Hospitals' Outlook Stable

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

While mandated 2% sequestration cuts to Medicare remain a wild card, expanded health insurance coverage in 2014 is expected to spark modest growth in the for-profit hospital sector.

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CMS Extends Scrutiny Over Parkland Hospital

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, March 7, 2013

Nearing the end of a two-year corrective action plan, Dallas's troubled safety net hospital says the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will conduct its Medicare certification survey later than planned.

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As MissionPoint ACO Turns One, Membership Up, Costs Down

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

The Tennessee accountable care organization has seen "considerable growth" in its first year and has cut medical costs for its original members by 12%. Now it's partnering with a major insurer and may be a case study for other hospitals and health systems.

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MD Health Enterprise Zones Seek to Reduce Costs

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

Maryland's HEZs might pay for themselves if they improve access to coordinated primary care services and reduce costs through a reduction in hospital admissions, readmissions, and emergency room visits for otherwise non-emergent care.

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How a Bariatric Surgery Campaign Generated 20M Impressions

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

A Baltimore-area medical center's web-centric campaign uses unique messaging, online display ads, and paid search along with radio and print ads to target obese adults who want to get healthy.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Parkview Health: The New Readmissons Plan

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2013

Date: April 18, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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Intelligence Report: Healthcare IT—Tackling Regulatory, Clinical, and Business Needs

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, February 25, 2013

Learn how Peninsula Regional Medical Center created a robust IT infrastructure to help clinical teams identify patient problems earlier in this research report.

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