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Tuesday, October 8, 2013


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MGMA Fears 'Catastrophic Backlogs' From ICD-10 Testing Pullback

By: Greg Freeman, October 8, 2013

MGMA is "extremely concerned" that Medicare has announced it will not be conducting ICD-10 end-to-end testing with external trading partners, including physician practices, says the group's  CEO.

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Simple Outpatient Protocols Reduce CLABSI by 48%

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 8, 2013

Training young cancer patients and their families basic methods of preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections could have implications beyond pediatric oncology, since healthcare is increasingly delivered in outpatient settings.

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Failing to Prep for ICD-10 Will Cost You

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, October 7, 2013

With ICD-10 implementation now less than a year away, hospitals and health systems should be deep into transition planning. NYU Langone Medical Center has hired coders, installed training software, and called on physician leaders.

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Countdown to Flu Shot Compliance Begins

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, October 7, 2013

Encouraging healthcare workers to get their flu shots has been a patient safety and quality of care issue for years. Mandatory public reporting of this hospital quality measure is finally moving the needle.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Memorial Hermann: The Readmissions Master Plan

By: September 30, 2013

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Executive Insight Report: Opportunities From Financial Efficiencies

By: October 8, 2013

In a recent HealthLeaders Media survey, healthcare leaders say the greatest financial efficiencies are to be found in the revenue cycle. But how do you make your revenue cycle clean and lean once and for all? This report explores the financial challenges healthcare leaders are facing and where they are turning for guidance. See real life examples in an Executive Spotlight on the CEO of Cone Health.

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