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'Striking' Data Links Periodontal Care to Lower Diabetes Costs

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 27, 2012

A study examining the medical records of 1.6 million people shows that medical costs can be drastically reduced in diabetic patients who receive periodontal surgery.

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The Trouble with Medicaid RACs

By: James Carroll, for HealthLeaders Media, March 27, 2012

Medicaid recovery audit contracts are modeled after the Medicare statement of work, but are more complicated to manage because every state has the freedom to customize its own program, including the appeals process and timelines.

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Bye-Bye to Annual Budgeting?

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, March 26, 2012

The annual budget process tends to be cumbersome and costly, yet still miss the mark. Could CFOs possibly go budget-free? Here's how one healthcare system switched to a rolling quarterly forecast.

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Social Media Intrusions Violate Employee Privacy

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

When do the legitimate concerns of employers verifying the claims of job applicants crash against the privacy wall? When employers ask potential hires to provide passwords to their accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

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Rounds: Creating a High-Performance Emergency Department

By: February 7, 2012

Date: March 29, 2012

About: Transition your emergency department into a high-performance, patient-centered unit. Join HealthLeaders Media at Cambridge Health Alliance for a three-hour leadership event with strategies to improve ED flow, communications, and outcomes. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content. 

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Value-Based Purchasing: Facing the HCAHPS Hurdle

By: January 23, 2012

New research finds that 25% of organizations have not yet begun preparing for VBP. Get additional data in this final report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, with analysis and insight from leaders at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Hackensack University Medical Center, Piedmont Healthcare, Griffin Hospital, and Sharp Healthcare.

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