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Health Exchange Rates Surprisingly Low

By: Doug Desjardins, July 19, 2013

Blue Shield of California says it expects rates for its policyholders to increase 13% on average in 2014, an increase executives said will be "legitimately below what people expected them to be."

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Highmark Announces Accountable Care Alliance

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 19, 2013

The health insurer's goal is to shift its physician network from fee-for-service payments, to a value-based compensation model that rewards physicians for the quality of that care and may reduce healthcare costs.

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Leah Binder Wants Your Hospital Data

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 18, 2013

The Leapfrog Group CEO wants public reporting of nine so-called "never events" to remain public. The AHA, she says, wants to suppress it. But that's not all. Binder wants "more data—a lot more data."

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Population Health Demands Clearer Standards for Radiology

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, July 18, 2013

Radiology leaders advocate standards-based medical imaging programs to reduce errors and improve efficiencies. The aim is to reward radiologists "not for more procedures, but for the right ones."

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Strategic Toolkit for Finance-Focused Solutions – Save 66%

By: June 17, 2013

This toolkit contains three in-depth reports with peer-tested strategies for containing costs, prioritizing budget allocations, and ensuring positive margins across service lines, including the ED:

• "Cost Containment: Targeting Cuts, Enhancing Efficiency, and Using IT"

• "Healthcare IT: Tackling Regulatory, Clinical, and Business Needs"

• "ED Solutions: Preparing for Increased Volume and Decreased Margins"

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Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

By: July 3, 2013

If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them.

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