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Sebelius Resigning from HHS

By: Edward Prewitt, for HealthLeaders Media, April 11, 2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after a five-year tenure of landmark achievements and technical fiascos. President Obama will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her.

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Payers Expect 3 Percent Medicare Advantage Payment Cut

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, April 11, 2014

Despite an official prediction that MA health plan payment rates will be essentially unchanged in 2015, Cigna, Aetna, and Humana expect payments to fall next year.

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As Hospitalist Patient Loads Rise, So Do Hospital Costs

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 11, 2014

A study stops short of identifying the optimal hospitalist-to-patient ratio, but "workload does have implications for efficiency of care," says the study's lead author.

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Reduce Readmissions by Activating Patients to Do 'Self-Care'

By: Tinker Ready, April 10, 2014

The push is on to target patients who need help with self-care, which is key to lowering hospital readmission rates. A tool to measure "patient activation" offers healthcare providers a way to look beyond the bedside to assist patients.

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Asking Patients About Guns is a Loaded Question for Docs

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, April 10, 2014

The American College of Physicians says gun-related violence is a public health problem that doctors should address with patients. But few physicians actually do.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE From Intermountain: Primary Care-Mental Health Integration

By: March 31, 2014

Date: June 17, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Find out how Intermountain Healthcare developed a team-based approach that ensures the effective assignment of mental health professionals, along with a care process model built upon a systematic, evidence-based treatment algorithm that is collaborative and measurable.

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Intelligence Report: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace With the Pulse of Population Health

By: March 13, 2014

This report outlines the strategies healthcare providers are pursuing to grow their cardio service lines while addressing margin pressures.

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