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Feds Notch Wins Against Tuomey, Adventist Health

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 10, 2013

A $39.3 judgment million and the specter of hefty fines hang over Tuomey Healthcare System following a jury's decision that it violated the Stark Law and the False Claims Act. Adventist Health will pay $14.1M to resolve false claims allegations. Both cases were initiated by whistleblowers.

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Surgeon-Driven Quality Effort Slashes Complications, Costs

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 10, 2013

The National Surgical Quality Improvement Project, a growing effort run by the American College of Surgeons since 2004, reports that 83% of program participants have been able to decrease their surgical complication rates by a statistically significant level.

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SGR Ripe for Repeal, Where's Congress?

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, May 9, 2013

Physician groups say the time is finally right for lawmakers to overhaul the disdained sustainable growth-rate formula. But no one in Congress is embracing a specific plan, and the funding possibilities are uncertain.

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Spirituality Presents a Paradox in End-of-Life Care

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 9, 2013

The amount of spiritual support received by terminally ill patients has a direct impact on the aggressiveness of their end-of-life care. But not in the way you're probably thinking.

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Webcast: Patient-Centered Care Transitions for Better Quality, Costs, and Readmissions

By: April 29, 2013

Date: May 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join quality and care experts from Griffin Hospital and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System as they examine the increased focus on care transitions as healthcare organizations prepare for value-based care.

Register Today

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