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Gun Injury Hospitalizations Drop 67% in CA

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 28, 2013

Two decades of declining firearm-related injuries in California is good news for population health, but the costs of treating patients who have been shot have risen drastically.

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Individual Mandate Exemptions Finalized

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 28, 2013

The final rule on exemptions from the individual shared responsibility payment penalty mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act identifies nine categories. Less than 2% of Americans are expected to qualify for exemption, the Congressional Budget Office estimates.

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Physicians See a Gaping Hole in the Safety Net

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, June 27, 2013

Government quality metrics fall short in meeting the needs of safety-net healthcare providers, who complain that such measures force them to divert their resources into lower priority programs.

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Killer Metric Separates Good Hospitals From Bad

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

A hospital's low 30-day mortality rates for three key diagnoses might be an indicator of good survival rates for patients who receive hospital treatment for other conditions as well, researchers say.

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Strategic Toolkit for Finance-Focused Solutions – Save 66%

By: June 17, 2013

This toolkit contains three in-depth reports with peer-tested strategies for containing costs, prioritizing budget allocations, and ensuring positive margins across service lines, including the ED:

• "Cost Containment: Targeting Cuts, Enhancing Efficiency, and Using IT"

• "Healthcare IT: Tackling Regulatory, Clinical, and Business Needs"

• "ED Solutions: Preparing for Increased Volume and Decreased Margins"

Download Today

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Webcast: Physician Compensation Models and Metrics Under Population-Based Reimbursement

By: June 17, 2013

Date: August 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join CMOs from Banner Health Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ as they discuss strategies and metrics for implementing a value-based model of physician compensation.

Register Today

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