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9 in 10 Health Plans Still Tied to FFS Model

By: René Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, March 27, 2013

A study of data voluntarily submitted by commercial health plans to an independent, non-profit group working on behalf of large healthcare purchasers finds that only 11% of payments to providers are value-oriented.

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Lumbar Spine MRIs 'Frequently Inappropriate'

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 27, 2013

A study of requests for MRI scans of patients' lumbar spines finds that more than half of the medical imaging tests were "substantially" inappropriate or of uncertain value.

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Better Nurse Staffing Requires a Strong Business Case

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, March 26, 2013

Getting hospitals and health systems to invest more in nursing is a tough sell. Ironically, it's made tougher by good outcomes.

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Why Hospitals, Doctors Trail the HIT Revolution

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, March 26, 2013

Chris Wasden, a managing director and innovation practice leader at PwC, is convinced that the current healthcare IT revolution will happen last at hospitals and in doctors' offices. In an interview, he explains why.

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Webcast: New Physician Referral Models for Value-Based Care

By: March 14, 2013

Date: April 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join physician referral experts from MGMA-ACMPE and Baptist Health System, San Antonio to learn how to create sustainable and scalable marketing plans for physician referrals that will keep pace with healthcare changes in 2013.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Media Live From Dean Clinic: Primary Care Redesign

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, March 27, 2013

Date: May 21, 2013, 12:00—3:00 p.m.

Dean Clinic outlines primary care redesign, shifting from a patient-centered medical home to a team-based care model via Lean processes to improve quality and reduce costs.

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Download free case study

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