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OIG Recommendation 'Would Kill Rural Health'

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

Alan Morgan, CEO of the National Rural Health Association, is blasting a federal report that recommends stripping critical access designation from any hospital that was brought into the program under a state "necessary provider" designation. "The practical effect is that it would kill rural health," Morgan says.

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CFO Exchange: Top Execs Talk Strategy

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, August 16, 2013

At HealthLeaders Media's third annual CFO Exchange, chief financial officers from hospitals and health systems across the country discussed cost reduction strategies and the impact of HIT initiatives on the revenue cycle.

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OB/GYN Pushes Doctors To Think About Cost

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 15, 2013

Increasingly, physicians are speaking out against wasteful spending on needless medical treatments. At her South Carolina hospital, Lauren Demosthenes, MD, is targeting "low hanging fruit that doesn't hurt the patient or the doctor."

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Docs to Disruptive Patients: 'You're Fired'

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, August 15, 2013

A California physicians organization is finding that more doctors are dismissing patients because they are uncooperative, refuse to comply with treatment, exhibit drug-seeking behaviors, and increasingly threaten the safety of care providers.

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Webcast: Physician Compensation Models and Metrics Under Population-Based Reimbursement

By: June 17, 2013

Date: August 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join CMOs from Banner Health Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ as they discuss strategies and metrics for implementing a value-based model of physician compensation.

Register Today

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Webcast: The New Patient Experience Model—Strategies to Leverage the Patient Voice

By: July 31, 2013

Date: November 5, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Marketing leaders from Covenant Health and Studer Group will help healthcare executives understand the importance of creating a patient-centered culture, share actionable examples of experience improvement techniques, and demonstrate how marketing can promote and sustain the hospital's patient experience strategy.

Register Today

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