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CHIME: Mostashari Urges Focus on MU Hardship Exemptions

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, October 10, 2013

At the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari stopped short of supporting alterations to the 2014 final rules or deadlines, but suggested that providers determine whether hardship exemptions can postpone Meaningful Use Stage 2 penalties.

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How the Physician Payment Sunshine Act Could Affect Practice Revenue

By: Greg Freeman, October 10, 2013

This provision of the healthcare law does not create new penalties for financial interactions with drug or device companies, or any other organization, but it may cause doctors to change some of their outside activities.

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FL Funds Statewide Residency Program

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 9, 2013

It's not all gloomy news for healthcare in the Sunshine State. The governor has earmarked $20.6 million in state funds that when coupled with existing Medicaid funds, will provide $80 million in supplemental funding to create a Statewide Medicaid Residency Program.  

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Why Performance Scores Will Matter More in the Future

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, October 9, 2013

Strategic planning professionals say that in addition to traditional ROI, it will become increasingly important to evaluate healthcare organization performance in the areas of quality, patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction.

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WellPoint Exec Shares Lessons Learned from PCPC Pilot

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, October 9, 2013

Patient-centered primary care is one part of WellPoint's strategy to shift provider reimbursements from volume-based to value-based care arrangements. A year into a multi-state rollout, the program is delivering as expected.

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Intelligence Report: Patient Experience Beyond HCAHPS—Care Coordination and Cultural Transformation

By: August 12, 2013

This report uncovers the management and cultural changes necessary to achieve consistently superior patient experience. It features original research and analysis from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders. Gain key insights, such as: 71% of healthcare leaders will focus on care coordination to improve patient experience.

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Intelligence Report: Population Health Management—Steps to Risk Sharing and Data Analytics

By: October 10, 2013

With the shift away from volume-based reimbursement, population health management has emerged as a leading model to ensure quality care at lower costs. This report explores how better collaboration and mastery of data analytics can help you build a successful integrated and collaborative network for population health management.

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