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Countdown to ICD-10 is On

By:, October 12, 2012

The Department of Health and Human Services decision to delay the compliance date for ICD-10 to October 1, 2014 was based on knowledge that significant numbers of healthcare organizations would not meet the original deadline. Don't expect another delay.

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U.S. Trails in Adopting Value-based Healthcare

By: Managed Care Contracting and Reimbursement Advisor, October 12, 2012

Of 12 countries evaluated, Sweden is the most advanced at implementing approaches to better controlling healthcare costs by improving outcomes while maintaining or lowering cost, says a study. The high costs and fragmented nature of the U.S. healthcare system are cited as reasons why it lags.

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Hospital Concerns Over Drug Supplies Mount as Meningitis Outbreak Spreads

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

In an unfolding debacle caused by a tainted steroid, hundreds have been sickened and thousands threatened. It is a major concern for healthcare providers that have grown to depend on compounding pharmacies.

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Mayo Clinic Takes 'Holistic' Approach to Personalized Medicine

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, October 11, 2012

With the advent of genetic sequencing , physicians are "designing the future of medicine," says the medical director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine.

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Webcast: Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

By: October 1, 2012

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Coordinate protocols and standardize approaches to better manage cost and reform transitions in the cardiology service line, without cutting into the service or quality of care. Join Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Wellmont Health System as they share tactical approaches for maneuvering through healthcare reform transitions in the cardiology service line.

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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for Total Health

By: September 10, 2012

Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (ET)

Kaiser Permanente leaders explore how they successfully leverage information technology, social media, and community-based health programs to empower people to improve their own health. Get real-world solutions, including how to use web tools and social media to create effective linkages between physicians and members.

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