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Large Employers Warm Up to HIX

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 29, 2013

Survey data released by a national business group of large employers shows that while they do not have active plans to make a shift, members view the exchanges as a cost-effective option for certain population groups.

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HIX Final Rule Details Payment, Appeals Standards

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 29, 2013

The final rule on health insurance exchanges sets forth standards for agent and broker participation in government-facilitated insurance marketplaces. It also requires qualified health plans that issue exchange products "to accept a variety of payment methods."

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Google Glass Medical Pioneers Balance Technology and Marketing

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, August 28, 2013

Some early adopters in the surgical suite are pushing ahead with efforts to capitalize on the promise of Google's revolutionary hands-free tool. Others are taking a slower approach.

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Aetna Targets Readmissions With Pharmacy Pilot

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

Aetna members considered to be at high or moderate risk for hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge will receive support from a pharmacist in the form of in-home medication reviews or telephone consultations.

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Hottest Job in Healthcare Still Primary Care Physician

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 28, 2013

Part of the reason for the current shortage of family physicians harkens back to the perception in some medical circles just a few years ago that primary care was a specialty best to be avoided unless you wanted to work long hours for less pay.

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Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

By: August 12, 2013

Date: October 16, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join orthopedic leaders as they offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line.

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Webcast: The New Patient Experience Model—Strategies to Leverage the Patient Voice

By: July 31, 2013

Date: November 5, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Marketing leaders from Covenant Health and Studer Group will help healthcare executives understand the importance of creating a patient-centered culture, share actionable examples of experience improvement techniques, and demonstrate how marketing can promote and sustain the hospital's patient experience strategy.

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