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ACA's Fate Rests with Court

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, March 29, 2012

With the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act hanging in the balance, one healthcare attorney contends that this week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court will have little effect on the ultimate outcome.

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30-Day Readmissions Rule Under Two-Pronged Attack

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 29, 2012

Two papers make the claim that the federal 30-day readmissions rule and penalties are misguided. One contends that the premise of preventability is flawed; the other makes a business case against the penalties.

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Winners and Losers in the Great IPAB Debate

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2012

The Republican-led House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board, part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The winners and losers from the debate might surprise you.

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CRNA Court Victory is a Win for Rural Hospitals

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2012

A California appeals court ruling that allows certified registered nurse anesthetists in that state to do their jobs without physician supervision isn't about patient safety, or even access to care. It's about money.

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Best Hospital Websites Put Patients First

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2012

Skip the long descriptions about your facility's storied past. Instead, give patients an easy-to-navigate, up-to-date website that provides quick access to your healthcare services and providers.

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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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Webcast: Marketing to Overcome Physician Recruitment Hurdles

By: February 29, 2012

Date: March 30, 2012
About:  Save time and money by targeting, recruiting, and retaining "best-fit" physician candidates using proven marketing tactics. Featuring three marketing and recruiting industry leaders from diverse regions, hospital sizes, and backgrounds, this webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers.

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