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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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CMS Forecasts Medicare Advantage Pay Rate Increase

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2014

Federal officials unexpectedly announced a projected 0.4 percent increase in the 2015 payment rate for Medicare Advantage health plans. A cut had been proposed in February.

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Business Roundup: Tenet Wins Latest Round in SC Hospital Fight

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2014

Tenet, Community Health Systems, and Mercy Health have individually finalized separate deals to build, operate, and merge healthcare organizations from Pennsylvania to Florida.

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For Hospital CFOs, ICD-10 Delay is Costly Disappointment

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, April 7, 2014

Last week's surprise delay of ICD-10 implementation is a lose-lose-lose proposition for provider organizations: Costs will rise, physicians are likely to disengage, and the clinical benefits will be put off.

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A Better Strategy for Dealing with Bad Physicians

By: Lena J. Weiner, for HealthLeaders Media, April 7, 2014

While HR handles most personnel issues in hospitals, the use of professionalism committees is on the rise. Staffed by physicians, they confront peers who are exhibiting disruptive behavior and they provide counseling.

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Webcast: Optimizing the ACO—Solutions for Workflow and Risk Management

By: March 25, 2014

Date: May 29, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Senior leaders from Virtua and Coker Group highlight ACO success stories and reveal proven strategies to improve performance and quality through a variety of technology solutions.

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HealthLeaders Media Insider: Telemedicine

By: April 1, 2014

The advent of new healthcare technology yields new opportunities for efficiency and cost saving. With this one-stop comprehensive resource, learn how hospitals are beginning to engage patients via the Internet, and how telemedicine is being used to drive revenue, increase access, and improve care across the continuum. Includes bonus webcast.

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