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Hospital Groups Back NQF Report on Patient Sociodemographics

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 16, 2014

The American Hospital Association wants CMS to adjust measures in pay-for-performance programs such as readmissions to reflect factors such as race and income, even though doing so "would be a complex undertaking" for everyone involved.

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NPP Demand Rising Under Value-Based Care Models

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 16, 2014

Multispecialty medical practices with non-physician providers typically perform better financially than those without physician assistants and nurse practitioners, an MGMA report finds.

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Look Beyond Nurse-Patient Ratios

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, April 15, 2014

Nurses who advocate for patient safety often cite nurse staffing ratios as a top concern. Evidence suggests more education for nurses, not a mandated, one-size-fits-all approach to staffing, is a better way forward.

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Esther Dyson Launches Population Health Challenge

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, April 15, 2014

A tech investor with a proven track record of attracting innovation and money to a variety of endeavors is looking for a few good communities to compete for the greatest improvement in five measures of health and economic vitality.

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Webcast: Hospital-Hospice Collaboration to Improve Palliative Care Outcomes

By: April 7, 2014

Date: June 12, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Hospitals and ACOs are building partnerships with organizations such as hospices to reduce hospital readmissions, mortality rates and treatment costs among this patient population. Join leaders from both sides of the collaboration as they share tested strategies for building effective hospice-hospital partnerships to improve clinical and financial outcomes.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE From Intermountain: Primary Care-Mental Health Integration

By: March 31, 2014

Date: June 17, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Find out how Intermountain Healthcare developed a team-based approach that ensures the effective assignment of mental health professionals, along with a care process model built upon a systematic, evidence-based treatment algorithm that is collaborative and measurable.

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