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HHS Finalizes ICD-10 Deadline Delay

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 27, 2012

In issuing the final rule, the Department of Health and Human Services postpones until Oct. 1, 2014 the date by which covered entities must comply with ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes.

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HCA Scandal Reignites Questions Over Interventional Appropriateness

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 27, 2012

It may be too early to tell whether a federal investigation into allegedly unnecessary cardiac procedures will prompt cardiology practitioners and hospitals around the country to change their management approaches.

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Find the Right Pace for Innovation

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, August 24, 2012

How and when to cannibalize your current business model in order to transform to another is a key strategic question for senior hospital executives. Unfortunately, the right answer won't be evident until it's too late.

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Webcast: Managing Disruptive Docs in a New Era of Hospital-Physician Relations

By: August 17, 2012

Date: Sept. 17, 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET)

Left unchecked, disruptive physicians do more than just create a negative work environment; they endanger patient care and can lead to million-dollar lawsuits and bad publicity. Our top experts will show you early intervention techniques and a range of effective resources that can help you reduce behavioral problems, retain star physicians, and create a healthier workplace. Register Today

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Rounds: Sustainable Patient-Centered Excellence—Lessons From Sharp HealthCare

By: July 30, 2012

Date: September 5, 2012, 9:00–12:00 p.m. PT

Sharp HealthCare leaders reveal the secrets that have enabled them to turn their patient-centered care initiative into a sustainable program that's ingrained in the culture, improves outcomes, and grows stronger over time. By combining their Sharp Experience performance improvement initiative with the Planetree Patient-Centered Care Model, they have built an organization of sustainable patient-centered excellence like no other.

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