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MU Audit Fears Escalate as HMA Returns $31M

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

Meaningful Use audit-related givebacks and penalties can pack a much harder punch than other Medicare audits says the CEO of CHIME, because failure in one area of MU attestation is perceived by auditors as "failure in aggregate."

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Declining Patient Volumes Threaten Not-for-Profit Bond Ratings

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

A Moody's Investors Service executive says she expects downgrades will continue to outpace upgrades in the fourth quarter of 2013 for many of the approximately 500 not-for-profit hospitals and health systems that it rates.

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Q&A: Scripps CEO on Strategic Appeal of a Regional Medical Center

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

Chris Van Gorder, Scripps Health CEO, explains why his organization would want to shoulder the challenges of buying an acute care hospital in a small farming community. The potential deal is appealing he says, because from a "population health basis, we need to grow."

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HANYS Grades the Hospital Graders

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

The Healthcare Association of New York State studies 10 of the most well-known report cards that attempt to quantify hospital performance—including those from the Leapfrog Group, Healthgrades, and U.S. News and World Report—and ranks them.

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Health Plans Talk Strategy in 3Q Earnings Calls

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, November 6, 2013

Senior health plan executives sound upbeat about health insurance exchanges, Medicare Advantage plans, and collaborative risk-sharing agreements with providers.

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By: June 19, 2013

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•"Clinical Quality: Data Is Key to Survival."

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Intelligence Report: Population Health Management—Steps to Risk Sharing and Data Analytics

By: October 21, 2013

This report explores how better collaboration and mastery of data analytics can help you build a successful integrated and collaborative network for population health management. Includes actionable recommendations, key takeaways, and case studies from Geisinger Health System, Lancaster General Health, and the Jefferson School of Population Health.

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