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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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AMA Raises Reimbursement Concerns Over EHR Workarounds

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, May 7, 2013

Arguing that documenting a full clinical encounter in an electronic health record, "can be pure torment," an AMA official describes three time-saving methods physicians have turned to, each of which has the potential for abuse leading to the denial of CMS payments, he says.

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St. Joseph Medical Center Settles Stent Cases

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 7, 2013

Nearly 250 patients, alleging they underwent unnecessary stent procedures at St. Joseph Medical Center in Maryland, have agreed to an undisclosed medical malpractice settlement with the medical center and its former owner, Catholic Health Initiatives.

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Hospitals Ramp Up Capital Spending on IT

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, May 6, 2013

More money is being invested in healthcare IT infrastructure and less in brick and mortar assets than ever before. If you doubt the data, listen to what one CFO at a New York health system is saying about his capital spending plans.

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Healthcare Job Creation, Confidence Diminish

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, May 6, 2013

Healthcare job growth, long a bright spot, tapered off in April. And workers surveyed report a grimmer outlook. But coming health law mandates are expected to increase demand for jobs, especially in healthcare information technology.

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HealthLeaders Media Live From Dean Clinic: Primary Care Redesign

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, March 27, 2013

Date: May 21, 2013, 12:00—3:00 p.m.

Dean Clinic outlines primary care redesign, shifting from a patient-centered medical home to a team-based care model via Lean processes to improve quality and reduce costs.

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Webcast: Radiology: Proven Quality Metrics That Improve Performance

By: April 30, 2013

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

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

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