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Q&A with Wellpoint's Next CEO, Joe Swedish

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 15, 2013

In an interview, outgoing Trinity Health CEO Joe Swedish discusses the challenges he will take on next month when he becomes head of the nation's second-largest health insurance company.

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Few States Choose to Operate Health Insurance Exchanges

By: Doug Desjardins, February 15, 2013

The federal government is scrambling to ensure that every state has an exchange ready to launch by October. So far, fewer than 10 states have opted to partner with the feds and fewer than 20 have opted to build their own HIEs. The deadline for the rest to decide is today.

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Coding Issues Land Life-Saving Doc Behind Bars

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, February 14, 2013

An Illinois physician, convicted of making false statements in connection with surgical codes, is serving a 10-month prison term. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons says the federal case against him is having a "chilling effect" on doctors nationwide.

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'Readmissions Week' Recap

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

The countdown toward higher federal penalties for hospitals with high readmission rates is on. That explains a heightened push by providers to impress upon patients their responsibilities to take care of themselves after being discharged.

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Webcast: Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

By: January 11, 2013

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and the National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Heartland Health: Performance Improvement Lessons

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2013

Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner Heartland Health reveals how it has built a culture around performance improvement. Learn how to identify new opportunities for collaboration. Find out how to implement best practices for evidence-based population care management. And start delivering a better patient experience.

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Download free case study

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