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CMS Proposes Reduced Hospital DSH Cuts

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 14, 2013

Some acute care hospitals would see a $1.1 billion reduction in cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) funds for two years under a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposal.

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Access to EHR Notes Lauded by Patients, Providers

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, May 14, 2013

In a pilot, a system which permits patients to view all the notes in their electronic health records was such a hit with hospital patients and physicians that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Geisinger Health System are dramatically expanding their OpenNotes programs.

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Senators Want Provider Feedback on Medicare Payments

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 14, 2013

Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are asking doctors to answer questions about the physician fee schedule and changes that would be necessary to accommodate alternative payment models.

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Improving Collections Has No Blueprint

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, May 13, 2013

Starting with a directive to improve collections on unpaid patient invoices, Promise Healthcare used internal and external groups to bring in nearly $14 million.

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Nurses Up the Hiring Ante

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, May 13, 2013

A federal report on nursing workforce trends, a nationwide legislative push to change scope-of-practice laws for nurse practitioners, and a legal reminder about the management of healthcare workers with hepatitis B round out the week's news.

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Webcast: Boost Service Line Marketing Through Innovative Community Outreach

By: April 29, 2013

Date: May 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join marketing experts from INTEGRIS Health and Barnabas Health as they discuss how to identify the strengths of your organization and develop a strategic marketing plan that promotes strong service lines to new and existing patients.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Gundersen Health System: End-of-Life Care Coordination

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2013

Date: June 4, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Register for this live event to learn how Gundersen Health System of La Crosse, WI established strategies for end-of-life care coordination.

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Download the FREE Case Study

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