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HHS Earmarks $1B for Healthcare Jobs, Innovation

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, November 15, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced a competition to spark "innovative healthcare delivery models." Preference will be given "to projects that rapidly hire, train and deploy healthcare workers."

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CMS Kicks Off Second Year of Medicare Compliance Newsletters

By: James Carroll for HealthLeaders Media, November 15, 2011

The educational newsletters published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are designed to help providers understand major findings identified by Medicare administrative contractors and recovery auditors.

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Is Physician Mistrust Souring Your Growth Strategy?

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, November 14, 2011

When physician practices merge or integrate with hospitals or health systems, healthcare leaders say integration of practice teams and compensation are the biggest challenges. In reality, though, trust is at the heart of successful mergers of physician practices—and lack of trust contributes greatly to failure.

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ED Nurses Still Wear a Bullseye for Workplace Abuse

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 14, 2011

There isn't much good news in the latest nationwide survey of workplace violence against emergency department nurses. They rank with cops and prison guards when it comes to on-the-job verbal and physical abuse, and the needle hasn't moved in the last two years.

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Webcast: On-Call Compensation—Data-Driven Solutions

By: November 7, 2011

Date: December 6, 2011
About: By engaging physicians in a data-driven approach to payment, you can develop a workable solution to the call coverage conundrum. Join compensation experts from Children's Hospital of Orange County and ECG Management for strategies for affordable, sustainable call compensation.

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Webcast: Winning With Value-Based Purchasing

By: October 31, 2011

Date: November 17, 2011
About: Value-based purchasing brings real financial implications in the amount of CMS payment at risk, quality penalties, and the investments required to avoid those penalties. The stability of your future finances depends on your ability to successfully implement VBP. Join us for a 60-minute audio conference with VBP experts from Aurora Health Care and Premier.

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