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Shands HealthCare to Pay $26M to Settle False Claims Allegations

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 20, 2013

Federal prosecutors say improper Medicare billing at six Florida hospitals operated by Shands ran from 2003 through 2008. Shands makes no admission of liability, but will pay a total of approximately $26 million plus interest.

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1 in 5 Health Systems to Become Payers by 2018

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 20, 2013

Cost and reimbursement pressures, the explosion of boomers in the hospital patient mix, and the movement toward population health are spurring health systems to launch their own health insurance plans.

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HIX Navigator Grants Get $67M Boost

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 20, 2013

States that have declined to set up their own health insurance exchanges will receive additional funds to help individuals work through online health plan options.

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Uncertain Reimbursement Environment Means Providers Must be Nimble

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, August 19, 2013

In response to the uncertain, yet inevitable, changes that are coming thanks to healthcare reform, Michigan-based CHE Trinity Health has made some modifications to its conventional business model.

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Hunting Season for Healthcare Workers

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, August 19, 2013

Hiring hospital workers is getting tougher as physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff become more aware of their market value. In the meantime, potential sources of talent remain frustratingly out of reach.

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Webcast: Reining in Disruptive Docs—Strategies to Manage Risk and Reduce Turnover

By: June 3, 2013

Date: August 27, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

According to a 2011 study, 77% of physicians are concerned about disruptive behavior at their facilities. Join physician management experts from DePaul University and Florida Hospital to learn peer-tested strategies for confronting and resolving disruptive physician behavior.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Geisinger: Women's Health Leadership

By: July 3, 2013

Date: September 18, 2013 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

In this exclusive HealthLeaders Media event, physician and executive leaders from Geisinger share their strategies for improving women's health programs, including defining best practices; ensuring process consistency and accountability; using the patient portal for secure communication and enhanced education; and integration with women's cardiovascular care.

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Download the FREE Case Study

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