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States Moving 'Assertively' with ACA Provisions

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 22, 2012

With the exception of Arizona, states are quietly implementing healthcare reforms mandated by the Affordable Care Act, a Commonwealth Fund review shows.

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Healthcare Reform Poses Challenges for Academic Medical Centers

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, March 22, 2012

Thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, academic medical centers need to rethink their funding, the value of their brands, and their organizational alignments, a PwC study suggests.

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Cuts to Community Health Centers Hit Rural Americans Hardest

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2012

The federal government's decision to withhold about $600 million in funding for primary care community health centers will have a disproportionately hard effect on rural Americans. It seems remarkably short-sighted.

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What's Your Multilingual Online Strategy?

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2012

It's time to say "basta," "assez," and "enough" to language barriers. To ensure all patients receive the most relevant and accurate healthcare information, hospitals must be able to communicate with patients online, in multiple languages.

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Greater Claims Data Scrutiny Could Save Hospitals $800M

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2012

A web-based analytics tool is being used by some California hospitals and one major payer to reduce claims denials, cut the claims cycle, and increase the electronic transmission of data. Why aren't more payers offering tools like this?

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Value-Based Purchasing: Facing the HCAHPS Hurdle

By: January 23, 2012

New research finds that 25% of organizations have not yet begun preparing for VBP. Get additional data in this final report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, with analysis and insight from leaders at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Hackensack University Medical Center, Piedmont Healthcare, Griffin Hospital, and Sharp Healthcare.

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Webcast: Successful Commercial ACOs—Early Adopters Answer Your Questions

By: February 6, 2012

Webcast: Successful Commercial ACOs: Early Adopters Answer Your Questions
Date: March 22, 2012
About:  Join HealthLeaders Media for 90 minutes of commercial ACO strategy and solutions, direct from top executives representing both providers and payers. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to help guide the discussion.

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