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Providers Blast CMS on Two-Midnight Rule

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, July 1, 2014

One of the hottest healthcare controversies—the two-midnight rule—boils over in comments submitted to federal officials regarding the 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rules.

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Infection Prevention Effort Targets Hospital Handshakes

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 1, 2014

A suggestion to reduce rates of hospital-acquired infections by replacing handshakes with fist bumps and other gestures is meeting mixed reviews among clinicians.

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6 Revenue Pressures Create Negative Outlook for NFP Hospitals

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, June 30, 2014

A ratings agency leader sounds the alarm for not-for-profit hospitals, saying they "have begun to lose the battle" and that a host of negative trends warrants a credit downgrade.

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Docs Air Reasons for Job Dissatisfaction

By: Lena J. Weiner, for HealthLeaders Media, June 30, 2014

A medical staffing firm survey shows what's really behind job dissatisfaction among physicians: stress, declining reimbursements, and loss of autonomy.

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Webcast: Hospitals Developing Health Plans—Key Steps to Becoming a Provider-Payer

By: June 3, 2014

Date: July 16, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Health plan leaders from North Shore-LIJ and Sanford Health outline the strategic transition from provider to payer, and new opportunities for controlling costs, managing risk, and maximizing reimbursements.

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HealthLeaders Media Insider: Telemedicine

By: April 1, 2014

The advent of new healthcare technology yields new opportunities for efficiency and cost saving. With this one-stop comprehensive resource, learn how hospitals are beginning to engage patients via the Internet, and how telemedicine is being used to drive revenue, increase access, and improve care across the continuum. Includes bonus webcast.

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