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House Lawmakers Grill CMS Over Health Exchange Navigators

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 22, 2013

The role of navigators, expected to help millions of uninsured make their way through the health insurance market, came under fire by members of Congress who raised questions about oversight and the role of the IRS in the implementation of healthcare reform.

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Uncompensated Care Faces a Double Hit in Some States

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, May 22, 2013

Hospitals in states that opt not to expand Medicaid are at a severe disadvantage to their counterparts in other states, not only because they will miss out on additional Medicaid-based reimbursement, but also because they will face the same cuts in disproportionate share funding as everyone else.

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Insurer's App Aims to Lower Healthcare Costs, Securely

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, May 21, 2013

Aetna will allow patients and providers to communicate directly via a mobile application that protects data privacy and indicates when care options are high cost, out of network, or present challenging payment arrangements.

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Don't Let Nurses Sink Your Bottom Line

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, May 21, 2013

Because higher patient satisfaction scores translate to higher Medicare reimbursements, how nurses interact and talk with patients has a demonstrable and significant impact on a hospital's bottom line.

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Webcast: Boost Service Line Marketing Through Innovative Community Outreach

By: April 29, 2013

Date: May 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join marketing experts from INTEGRIS Health and Barnabas Health as they discuss how to identify the strengths of your organization and develop a strategic marketing plan that promotes strong service lines to new and existing patients.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Gundersen Health System: End-of-Life Care Coordination

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2013

Date: June 4, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Register for this live event to learn how Gundersen Health System of La Crosse, WI established strategies for end-of-life care coordination.

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