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Monday, July 9, 2012


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Proposed EHB Rule Draws Few Comments

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 9, 2012

Fewer than 30 parties remarked on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposed  requirements for essential health benefits. These are 10 categories of service that must be offered beginning in 2014 by health insurance exchanges under a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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How Bundled Payments Pay Off in Joint-replacement

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, July 9, 2012

By uniting with orthopedic surgeons and negotiating price guidelines with vendors, a Texas hospital garners seven-figure savings in price concessions over one year.

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Governing Boards Must Align Skills with Need

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, July 6, 2012

The list of evolving responsibilities facing hospital and health system boards illustrates the need to bring in more expertise in underrepresented areas such as technology and informatics. That may mean casting a wider net for prospective members, and at some nonprofits, even paying a small stipend.

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Rounds: Excellence in Cardiac Care—Elements of Success from The Mount Sinai Medical Center

By: May 25, 2012

Date: July 18, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
How do you balance the latest in advanced cardiovascular treatment with market growth? Join HealthLeaders Media and the cardiovascular team at The Mount Sinai Medical Center to learn how Sinai has reinvented one of the top cardiovascular enterprises in the country.

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Breakthroughs Report: Strategic Solutions for the Readmissions Challenge

By: June 26, 2012

Successfully preventing readmissions requires many players to fill the gaps in the care continuum. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, we examine how four leading health systems—Griffin Hospital, Parkview Health, Sarasota Memorial HealthCare System, and UPMC Hamot—are moving the needle.

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