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Safety Net Hospitals Face $53.3B in Uncompensated Care Costs by 2019

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

With Medicaid expansion no longer mandatory and the uninsured population growing, public hospitals stand to rack up billions of dollars in uncompensated healthcare costs, an industry group says.

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Healthcare Reform Then, and Now

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, October 26, 2012

The 1990s' attempt at healthcare reform didn't work out too well for many hospitals and health systems because both patients and physicians rebelled against managed care and its blanket preauthorization rules. Will history repeat itself?

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Q&A: Readmissions Prevention Expert Warns of Penalties

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 25, 2012

While many hospitals have launched readmission reduction efforts, national readmissions expert, Amy Boutwell, MD, is calling out the industry's inattention. Too many executives don't understand how much money they could lose, she says.

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Physicians Extend Their Reach Beyond the Office

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, October 25, 2012

Kaiser Permanente's "total health" program has prompted its physicians to change patients' behaviors—and their own—by interacting in the community and online.

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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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Rounds: Cancer Service Line Leadership—Baylor Health Care System

By: October 1, 2012

Date: Nov. 6, 2012, 11:00-2:00 p.m. CT

Baylor Health Care leaders reveal how they have built a cutting-edge cancer care model that combines personalized guidance, tailored treatment, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials of new treatments. Get real-world solutions, interactive Q&A, and lessons learned, including how to and combine the best aspects of academic and private practice cancer models to serve patients better.

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