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ACA Rules on Wellness Programs Could Push Participation

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 26, 2012

New proposed rules for wellness programs released last week under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act don't break much new ground, but they will likely provide the framework and clarity to encourage more employers to participate.

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Two Dartmouth Studies Report Unnecessary Testing

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, November 26, 2012

Two reports newly issued by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice raise new questions about whether physicians order too many medical tests, and whether some tests might be motivated by economic reasons.

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New Care Coordination Codes Huge Win for Nurses

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, November 20, 2012

A new Medicare rule that will pay nurses when they help patients make the successful transition from hospitals to other settings is a huge win for nursing and one of the biggest things ever to happen for coordinated care initiatives.

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Advocate Health Care's Technology Plans for the Long Run

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, November 20, 2012

How are healthcare CIOs preparing for the possibility of the federal government going over the fiscal cliff? Advocate Health Care's technology plans are predicated on reductions in overall healthcare spending, regardless of specific regulatory deadlines.

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Webcast: Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

By: October 1, 2012

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Coordinate protocols and standardize approaches to better manage cost and reform transitions in the cardiology service line, without cutting into the service or quality of care. Join Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Wellmont Health System as they share tactical approaches for maneuvering through healthcare reform transitions in the cardiology service line.

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Webcast: Decoding Payer Contracting in a New Era of Population Health

By: November 2, 2012

Date: December 5, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

For providers, population health management is the next step in healthcare reform, but to make that move providers must place greater emphasis on commercial payer contracts. Innovative healthcare organizations such as Iowa Health System and Bellin Health System are already getting these programs off the ground. Join these leading organizations as they share best practices and lessons learned when establishing population health programs and commercial payer contracts.

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