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HHS Would Hike Whistleblower Rewards to $10M

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 25, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has unveiled a proposed rule that would pay rewards of nearly $10 million to Medicare beneficiaries and other whistleblowers whose fraud tips identify and recover funds.

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The Healthcare Help Desk Steps Up Its Game

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, April 25, 2013

Hospital and health system CIOs recognize that the IT help desk must ramp up its ability to support clinical applications. At a few institutions, those changes are well under way.

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Critical Access Hospitals Strive to Improve Outcomes in MT

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 24, 2013

Critical access hospitals, by their mission and geography, aren't always able to tap into the advantages of bigger systems. But in Montana, rural providers are involved in a pilot project to start closing the gaps.

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Ignoring CMS, CT Readies its HIX for Small Business

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, April 24, 2013

The CEO of Connecticut's state-based health insurance exchange says the strategic decision to outsource some of the work stems from his belief that "value rests more in marketing and outreach relations with health plan and product designs than it does with operational issues.

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In Wake of Bombings, How Hospitals Are Communicating

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, April 24, 2013

In the aftermath of the marathon bombings, hospitals in Boston have been using Facebook to communicate with patients, family, and staff.  The social media tool is proving to be a powerful way to communicate in a time of crisis.

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Webcast: New Physician Referral Models for Value-Based Care

By: March 14, 2013

Date: April 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join physician referral experts from MGMA-ACMPE and Baptist Health System, San Antonio to learn how to create sustainable and scalable marketing plans for physician referrals that will keep pace with healthcare changes in 2013.

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Intelligence Report: Healthcare IT—Tackling Regulatory, Clinical, and Business Needs

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, February 25, 2013

In this comprehensive research report, learn how Peninsula Regional Medical Center created a robust IT infrastructure to help clinical teams identify patient problems earlier.

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Executive Insight Report: Capital Finance—Industry Consolidation

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2013

The second in a series of four Executive Insight Reports from Bank of America explains the results of a survey on how leading organizations are approaching mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions, and strategic alliances, as they strive to meet the goals of healthcare reform.

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