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Healthcare Reform Puts Vice Grips on Physicians

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2014

To say doctors are under tremendous pressure may be the understatement of the year. One key indicator to how well they are navigating the healthcare system is reimbursement.

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Medicare Opt-Out a Viable Physician Strategy

By: Greg Freeman, April 17, 2014

Two Pennsylvania physicians share their experiences decoupling from Medicare. They've lost 12% of their patient population, but say they're providing more personalized care and the effects on their revenue and financial viability have been positive.

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Physicians as Economic Powerhouses and Tech Laggards

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

They generate $1.6 trillion in economic activity, but as a class, physicians are slow to upgrade and adopt technologies that would make them—and the nation's healthcare system—more efficient and less costly.

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The Flourishing Medical Tourism Business in America

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, April 16, 2014

The Jackson International program at Miami's Jackson Health System draws patients to the U.S. with concierge services. Elective international patients want extra amenities in addition to high-quality care.

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Secrecy Stunts Market-Based Healthcare Reforms

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, April 16, 2014

Medicare's release of physician payment data holds great potential for the industry's shift toward value-based payments. While medical associations are opposed to pay transparency, one physician explains why he supports it.

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Webcast: Patient Experience & HCAHPS—Optimizing Touch Points and Training Internal Champions

By: February 10, 2014

Date: April 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Leaders from Community Health Systems and the Baird Group share marketing strategies for communicating patient experience imperatives and developing programs to reinforce them.

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Intelligence Report: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace With the Pulse of Population Health

By: April 3, 2014

As healthcare providers broaden cardiovascular programs and invest more in population health, IT integration, and outpatient facilities, many face increased margin pressure. This report reveals the key differences between stand-alone hospitals and health systems and how partners across the care continuum will play a greater role in helping to meet both patient needs and financial goals.

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