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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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Health Plans Step Into Retail Operations

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

Blue Shield of California opens its first retail location and joins a handful of health insurers across the country that have opened retail stores in recent years. The move is a response to changing market forces linked to a decline in employer-sponsored insurance benefits and healthcare reform.

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Do-It-Yourself IT Solutions

By: Greg Freeman for HealthLeaders Media, November 8, 2011

Providers’ goals for achieving meaningful use are at risk, in part, because of a shortage of IT techs. Now leaders are considering in-house efforts. But supply continues to trail demand.

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Bad Debt? Blame a Low-Tech Payment System

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, November 7, 2011

As businesses shift employees onto high-deductible, consumer-directed health plans, healthcare organizations may see a rise in bad debt. Some portion is preventable, however, by investing in eligibility verification technology and using electronic fund transfers.

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Many Hospitals 'Get' What Older Workers Want

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 7, 2011

Healthcare learned from the nursing shortage how to retain and engage older workers. Now other industries could learn from healthcare HR how to cater to the needs of older workers and benefit from their experience.

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Webcast: On-Call Compensation: Data-Driven Solutions

By: November 7, 2011

Date: December 6, 2011
About: By engaging physicians in a data-driven approach to payment, you can develop a workable solution to the call coverage conundrum that is sustainable for the long term. Join compensation experts from Children's Hospital of Orange County and ECG Management for strategies for affordable, sustainable call compensation.

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Webcast: Winning With Value-Based Purchasing

By: October 31, 2011

Date: November 17, 2011
About: Value-based purchasing brings real financial implications in the amount of CMS payment at risk, quality penalties, and the investments required to avoid those penalties. The stability of your future finances depends on your ability to successfully implement VBP. Join us for a 60-minute audio conference with VBP experts from Aurora Health Care and Premier.

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