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Call Yourself an ACO? Prove It

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

Healthcare providers that boast they are accountable care organizations may now have their services vetted by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, which has identified seven measures of ACO competence.

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Consumer Group Wants Full Access to National Practitioner Data Base

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 16, 2011

Physicians' group gives mixed reviews to a consumer advocacy group's call for full and unfettered public access to the National Practitioner Data Base to help patients identify problem doctors in their states.

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ICD-10: Skating on Thin Margins

By: November 10, 2011

"[Healthcare leaders] may not totally appreciate the enormity of this task, and that might be something that comes back to bite them in the end. This seems like an infrastructure task, so it may be that people aren’t worried, but there’s more to it."
—Michelle Mahan, Vice President and CFO, Frederick Memorial Regional Health System, Frederick, MD

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Top 5 Challenges Facing Nursing in 2012

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, November 15, 2011

The year 2010 may have been when enormous healthcare changes began, but 2011 was the year these changes hit nursing. And in 2012 every nurse leader and manager must be prepared for the full impact.

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Aetna Scores with Interactive Patient Engagement Game

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, November 15, 2011

The goal of Aetna's online wellness platform is to engage patient-consumers in their own health and encourage them to live healthier lifestyles. The insurer has tapped into technology, social media, gamification, and behavioral health principals to create a site that's part motivation, part information, part action plan, and a whole lot of fun.

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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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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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