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When Physicians See Costs, They Act Like Consumers

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 16, 2013

When doctors are told the price of diagnostic laboratory tests, they respond like informed consumers and either order fewer tests or shop around for cheaper alternatives, a study shows.

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CMS Mulls Use of Specialty Registries for Quality Data

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 16, 2013

Data contained in voluntary reporting registries, a growing trend in specialty care especially for surgery and other invasive procedures, may one day be folded into Medicare performance measures that assess quality of care. But there are some hurdles to clear first.

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Nurses Need a Long Drive to the Boardroom

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, April 15, 2013

Clinical experience is becoming essential to effective leadership in the hospital C-suite. Seeing physicians in hospital CEO positions and at the boardroom table is becoming more commonplace. Why aren't there more nurses among them?

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To Improve Hospital Collections, Move Revenue Cycle Up Front

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, April 15, 2013

Although the idea of collecting money up front—or at least verifying insurance details to be certain the payer will ultimately reimburse for services—seems basic, it's surprisingly uncommon in the healthcare industry.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Parkview Health: The New Readmissions Plan

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2013

Date: April 18, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Parkview Health of Fort Wayne, IN, has worked its way toward the top of the list of lowest 30-day readmission rates in the nation—and this event will show you how. Parkview leaders share their comprehensive strategy for reducing preventable readmissions through a plan of early action, best practices, and coordinated care.

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Webcast: New Physician Referral Models for Value-Based Care

By: March 14, 2013

Date: April 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join physician referral experts from MGMA-ACMPE and Baptist Health System, San Antonio to learn how to create sustainable and scalable marketing plans for physician referrals that will keep pace with healthcare changes in 2013.

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