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Wednesday, November 9, 2011


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Hospital 'Observation' Status Prompts Federal Class Action Suit

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, November 9, 2011

The Center for Medicare Advocacy and the National Senior Citizens Law Center have filed petitions in U.S. District Court against Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The lawsuit aims "to end the use of observation status as a way of depriving people of Part A Medicare coverage."

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Jury Awards $52M to MRI Group in Suit with ID Medical Center

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 9, 2011

For the second time in four years, a jury has handed an Idaho radiologists' group a multimillion-dollar award in its suit against one-time partner Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

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CEO: How to Integrate IT Staff and Mission

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, November 8, 2011

A hospital CEO talks about the CIO's role in the C-suite, and how IT professionals can better communicate with others in the hospital, contribute to their organizations' mission and strategy, and improve patient care.

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Anatomy of a Nursing Image Awards Nominee

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, November 8, 2011

The nomination essays of the nurses singled out by their peers for this year's HCPro Nursing Image Awards highlight education, mentoring, business acumen, and of course, leadership.

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Rounds: A Programmatic Approach to Cancer Care

By: November 7, 2011

Date: December 16, 2011
About: Attend on-site or via live simulcast. Live at host Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center with invited guest UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, learn from one of the world’s most respected cancer brands as it takes its proven success models to a community health system. 

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Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment

By: November 7, 2011

Date: December 20, 2011
About: Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit to your budget, and most facilities have turnover rates that are much higher. Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute webcast and Q&A, featuring Brett Walker, director, physician & provider recruiting, at Indiana University Health and J. Gregory Stovall, MD, senior VP of medical affairs for Trinity Mother Frances Health System, offering proven techniques and strategies to address your recruitment and retention challenges.

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