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Surgery Risk Calculator Predicts Complications

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 23, 2013

A new tool for assessing the risk of surgical complications might eventually be used as an optional alternative to generate reimbursement under the Physician Quality Reporting System.

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Phoebe Putney, Hospital Authority Settle FTC Charges

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 23, 2013

Owing to a conflict with Georgia's stringent Certificate of Need laws, the FTC will grudgingly drop its attempts to nullify Phoebe Putney's 2011 acquisition of rival Palmyra Park Hospital from HCA for $195 million.

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It's Judgment Day for Hospital Websites

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 22, 2013

Not only are hospitals' quality metrics under tight review by payers, but now the honesty and relevance of their websites' claims and content is getting scrutinized.

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Why Docs are 'Constantly Encouraged to Do Bad'

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, August 22, 2013

The motivation to properly care for patients "has been sapped by poorly designed incentives," one economist says. Pay-for-performance models, capitation, and bundled payments "often fall short of their goals and must be re-examined."

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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.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE From Beaumont Health System: Cardiovascular Services Leadership

By: August 5, 2013

Date: October 8, 2013 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Discover how Beaumont Health built a physician-led cardiovascular center of excellence delivering improved quality, growth, and patient satisfaction.

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Download the Free Case Study

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