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Friday, March 9, 2012

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Readmission More Likely for Non-surgical Patients

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 9, 2012

Patients undergoing non-surgical care for chronic or acute conditions are re-hospitalized significantly more often than surgical patients, a 30-day readmission rates study finds.

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Capital Spending Strategies in an Economic Recovery

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 9, 2012

Four hospital leaders discuss what short-term and long-term effects the sluggish economy has on fulfilling their strategic goals, and what factors are influencing where they will focus their capital spending in the coming year.

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Physician Payment Reform Gets Serious

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, March 8, 2012

The newly formed National Commission on Physician Payment Reform boasts a former Senate leader and physician as honorary chairman and will study various physician reimbursement options. But don't hold your breath for an SGR fix.

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PCORI Nails Down a Definition, at Last

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 8, 2012

After a year of countless drafts and re-writes, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has finally come to agreement on a definition of PCOR. What was once a patchwork of phrases and concepts is now a 210-word key to unlocking a sizeable share of $3.5 billion in federal funding.

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Webcast: Successful Commercial ACOs—Early Adopters Answer Your Questions

By: February 6, 2012

Webcast: Successful Commercial ACOs: Early Adopters Answer Your Questions
Date: March 22, 2012
About:  Join HealthLeaders Media for 90 minutes of commercial ACO strategy and solutions, direct from top executives representing both providers and payers. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to help guide the discussion.

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Join the Council: Get First Access to Intelligence

By: January 17, 2012

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