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CMS Cuts Red Tape to Save Providers $5B

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 11, 2012

The new Medicare rules' greatest savings will come from provisions that broaden the definition of a hospital's medical staff in a way that allows hospitals to grant privileges to both physicians and non-physicians, even if they're not on staff.

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PA Hospital CEO Breached Fiduciary Duty, Suit Alleges

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 11, 2012

The CEO of troubled Saint Catherine Medical Center in Ashland, PA has been named as a co-defendant in a suit filed in a US bankruptcy court. The suit alleges that Milton Knapp "acted with a purpose other than advancing" the medical center's best interests.

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Meaningful Use Quality Measures May Be Meaningless

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 10, 2012

Delays, errors, and cost overruns associated with Meaningful Use rules are prompting frustrated providers to ask whether quality measures required for compliance will truly improve quality.

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Doctor Fights Back Against Online Complaints

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, May 10, 2012

A plastic surgeon pursues litigation against a patient who anonymously complained on an Internet discussion site about a medical procedure. The action raises questions about First Amendment rights and how far physicians should go to defend their work.

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Webcast: Boost Physician Referrals, Build Your Bottom Line

By: May 1, 2012

Date: May 15, 2012
About: Successful physician referral programs are strategic, data-driven, and coordinated with an organization’s overall physician engagement plan. Join us for a 90-minute, customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access.

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Rounds: Building ACO Foundations—Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model

By: May 1, 2012

Date: May 30, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Kaiser Permanente for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event on how to use the foundations of team medicine, population health management, and actionable data to create your own vision of integration. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the exclusive companion event.

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