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1 in 3 Dialysis Centers Subject to Medicare Pay Penalty

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 16, 2011

Poor quality scores will result in Medicare reimbursement penalties for hundreds of kidney dialysis centers starting January 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says.

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CMS Denies Florida's MLR Waiver Request

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, December 16, 2011

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rejects Florida's argument that meeting the new requirements of the medical loss ratio would destabilize the state's individual market and cause health insurers to withdraw.

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Docs Need to Blow the Whistle on Fraud

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, December 15, 2011

Physicians need to step up to ferret out fraud, not be a part of it. Most are honest, upholding the profession's reputation. The actions of a few can cast a long, foreboding shadow on the legions of honorable practitioners.

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IHI: Getting Surgeons to Embrace Safety

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 15, 2011

Surgeons are being asked to do more than ever and in less time. The key to getting them to align with quality improvements is to make them believe they can be part of the solution, says a past president of the American College of Surgeons.

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Impact Analysis Report: ACOs—Tailoring Your Own Solution

By: December 6, 2011

This second report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange provides ACO analysis and insight from leaders at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Novant Health, North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and Sanford Health, including that 33% of leaders expect a positive overall ROI for their ACO strategy in 5 years.

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Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment

By: November 7, 2011

Date: December 20, 2011
About: Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit to your budget, and most facilities have turnover rates that are much higher. Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute webcast and Q&A, featuring Brett Walker, director, physician & provider recruiting, at Indiana University Health and J. Gregory Stovall, MD, senior VP of medical affairs for Trinity Mother Frances Health System. Learn proven techniques and strategies to address your recruitment and retention challenges.

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