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Lab's Non-Coverage Notice Deters Medicare Patients

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 12, 2012

A national lab's use of a form intended to warn diabetic patients about Medicare's limits on coverage for a vital blood test is provoking some patients to reject testing. A Medicare official says the form does not comply with the standards for valid notices of noncoverage.

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6 Ways to Get Physicians on Board with Decision Support

By: Greg Freeman for HealthLeaders Media, June 12, 2012

The successful adoption of clinical decision support at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia came after years of work that included physicians and other clinicians in its development. Here are some of the steps in the Penn process.

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Gainsharing and Shared Savings Continue to Spark Interest

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, June 11, 2012

Gainsharing and shared savings are tricky from a legal standpoint, which is why many healthcare organizations have shied away. But financial leaders who have persevered have saved money in the service of their strategic goals.

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Binge-Eating Hospital Employees Cost Big Bucks

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 11, 2012

Health risk assessment responses in a wellness study show nearly one in 10 workers identify themselves as binge eaters, making it the third-highest health risk affecting productivity, behind depression and stress. 

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Rounds: Excellence in Cardiac Care—Elements of Success from The Mount Sinai Medical Center

By: May 25, 2012

Date: July 18, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
How do you balance the latest in advanced cardiovascular treatment with market growth? Join HealthLeaders Media and the cardiovascular team at The Mount Sinai Medical Center to learn how Sinai has reinvented one of the top cardiovascular enterprises in the country.

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LIVE Webcast: Prevent 30-Day Readmissions

By: May 25, 2012

Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Join us for readmissions approaches that work. You’ll leave this interactive webcast with strategies to standardize care protocols for cardiac and pneumonia patients, improve federal funding for these initiatives, and assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients. Featuring speakers from Mount Sinai Medical Center and Intermountain Healthcare.

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