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Physician Pay Increasingly Linked to Value-based Metrics

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, July 10, 2014

Primary care doctors surveyed by the Medical Group Management Association say nearly 6% of their compensation was pegged to quality metrics in 2013, up from 3% in 2012. MGMA is trying to set baseline data as change roils the industry.

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CDC Official Describes Expanding Quality of Care Efforts

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 10, 2014

Denise Cardo, MD, director of the CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, cites the agency's growing ability to collect data and its improved relationship with CMS as tools in the fight to prevent hospital-acquired infections and other avoidable harms in healthcare settings.

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Payers, Providers Vie for Piece of e-Payment Pie

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, July 9, 2014

Health insurers are expected to save billions of dollars in billing expenses by offering e-payment to providers. But some innovative e-payment mechanisms are laced with fees, raising questions about fairness.

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Hospitals Hop on World Cup Bandwagon

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, July 9, 2014

With the world's eyes on the soccer competition in Brazil, healthcare organizations are jumping at the chance to use the tournament's momentum to promote their services and positive population health messages.

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Recovering from Tornado Damage, Hospital Seeks Normalcy

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 9, 2014

Less than twelve weeks after a strong tornado crippled a small Mississippi hospital, its interim CEO shares his thoughts on the way forward.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE From UNC Health Care: Transforming Cancer Care

By: July 2, 2014

Date: September 4, 2014 | 11:00–2:00PM ET

Join the leadership team from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center as they reveal the strategies behind their successful, multidisciplinary cancer treatment program, including proven methods to integrate oncology specialties and mental health for better clinical outcomes.

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Intelligence Report: The New Quality Equation—Measuring Success and Eliminating Waste

By: July 10, 2014

This report reveals how healthcare leaders are using continuous improvement and other tools to standardize processes, improve patient care, and cut costs.

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