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CMS Resets ICD-10 Start Date

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 2, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services "expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA-covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015."

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2015 IPPS Proposed Rule Focuses on Quality Measures

By: Michelle A. Leppert, CPC, May 1, 2014

CMS' 2015 IPPS proposed rule, released April 30, focuses on quality measures, such as the hospital-acquired condition (HAC) reduction, readmissions reduction, and hospital value-based purchasing (VBP) programs.

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Slideshow: The New Primary Care Model—A Patient-Centered Approach to Care Coordination

By: May 2, 2014

In these days of healthcare transformation, no one bears a greater burden for change than the primary care physician. The contemporary primary care practice is at the crossroads of reform efforts.

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Hospital Rankings: The More, the Murkier

By: Tinker Ready, for HealthLeaders Media, May 1, 2014

Once the stuff of health policy journals, hospital rankings based on public data are easily accessible to providers, payers, and patients. Therein lies the problem.

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News Roundup: Doc Pay, Quality Reporting, and a Tough New Law

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, May 1, 2014

Three things to know this week: How much a physician earns is largely dependent on practice size and geographic location, quality reporting is expanding, and a new Tennessee law is tough on drug addicted mothers.

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Webcast: Hospital-Hospice Collaboration to Improve Palliative Care Outcomes

By: April 7, 2014

Date: June 12, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Hospitals and ACOs are building partnerships with organizations such as hospices to reduce hospital readmissions, mortality rates and treatment costs among this patient population. Join leaders from both sides of the collaboration as they share tested strategies for building effective hospice-hospital partnerships to improve clinical and financial outcomes.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Media Insider: Telemedicine

By: April 1, 2014

The advent of new healthcare technology yields new opportunities for efficiency and cost saving. With this one-stop comprehensive resource, learn how hospitals are beginning to engage patients via the Internet, and how telemedicine is being used to drive revenue, increase access, and improve care across the continuum. Includes bonus webcast.

Order Today

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