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Friday, April 8, 2011


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Roundup: ACO Proposed Rules Fuel Uncertainty

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2011

A week after the long-awaited release of the federal government's proposed guidelines for accountable care organizations, the jury is still out, while a separate proposal from the Federal Trade Commission addresses widespread anti-trust concerns.

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How One Healthcare System Recovers Underpaid Claims

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, March 16, 2011

Data mining and predictive modeling technology uncovered nearly $32 million in missed charges and underpayments at Albuquerque's Presbyterian Healthcare Services.

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AmSurg to Buy National Surgical Care for $173.5M

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2011

NSC, based in Dallas, owns 18 ambulatory surgery centers in nine states, including 16 multi-specialty centers and two centers that specialize in gastroenterology procedures.

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ACOs Offer Opportunities for Physician Executives

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2011

Improving clinical outcomes and lowering medical costs, tenets of the accountable care organization, require a specific set of leadership skills, says one executive placement firm.

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Family Docs Cautiously Optimistic About ACO Regs

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, April 7, 2011

Like many other physician groups, the American Academy of Family Physicians is studying the proposed federal regulations regarding accountable care organizations. It is extremely cautious about the anti-trust aspect of the rules.

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1 in 3 Hospitalized Patients Suffers an Adverse Event

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 7, 2011

Researchers spotlight weaknesses in medical error-detection methods, and perhaps more strikingly, find that healthcare providers are largely unaware of how many harmful errors they continue to make.

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Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care

By: April 4, 2011

Patient-centered healthcare IS accountable care— accountable for quality, for value, and for patient satisfaction. Join us on April 27 live from Griffin Hospital and Planetree, recognized pioneers in patient-centered care, with more actionable strategies from invited thought leaders at Sharp Memorial and the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot.http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/rounds/

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Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations

By: April 5, 2011

Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders from St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/rounds/

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