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Beware the Reimbursement Gap

By: Greg Freeman, June 25, 2014

If a patient doesn't pay his health insurance premiums, by law, the insurer doesn't have to pay the provider for care rendered during the grace period. That means that up to two months of provider services may not be reimbursed.

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HFMA ANI: Data Key Healthcare System Efficiency, Says Gawande

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, June 24, 2014

In order to a have a significant impact on cost, hospitals have to use data to focus on their most complex patients and get at the root cause of their illnesses, said keynote speaker Atul Gawande, MD, at the Healthcare Financial Management Association's ANI conference Monday.

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'I'm MacGyver,' Says Nurse Honored at White House

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, June 24, 2014

For the first time, the White House has honored innovative nurses who invent, hack, or "make," devices and workarounds that fix healthcare problems and improve patient care.

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Payment Reform Depends on HIT

By: Cora Nucci, for HealthLeaders Media, June 24, 2014

Payment reform based on knowledge gleaned from business intelligence and data analytics tools in hospitals and health systems is no longer optional. It's imperative. If you're not up to the task, start lobbying for additional resources now.

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Webcast: A Comprehensive Readmissions Solution—Getting Process and Data Right

By: April 28, 2014

Date: June 25, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join leaders from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and Southwest General as they reveal how adopting a hospital-wide culture of end-to-end care can reduce readmissions rates, improve patient experience, and foster physician engagement.

Register Today

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Webcast: Mastering Healthcare Scorecards: Marketing Lessons from Cleveland Clinic

By: June 2, 2014

Date: July 23, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join marketing leaders who have all but mastered scorecard strategy as they reveal proven tactics for analyzing, communicating, and learning from key performance indicators.

Register Today

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