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HIEs Essential in Fee-for-Value Era

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, October 2, 2012

Though preliminary results indicate health information exchanges can help healthcare organizations save money, there's still reluctance by some to share data. To realize the cost benefits, healthcare leaders must make a clinical and financial leap of faith and work with their competitors.

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DRG 312 Reviews Put Providers 'In a Squeeze'

By: James Carroll, for HealthLeaders Media, October 2, 2012

Under diagnosis-related group 312, providers in Ohio and Kentucky could potentially have their records requested by Medicare recovery audit contractors for a complex medical review. The CIGNA Government Services error rate for DRG 312 is 80 percent.

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Your Secret Weapon in War on HAIs

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 1, 2012

As the difficulties and costs of fighting hospital-acquired infections are better understood, health system leaders are beginning to realize the value of an underappreciated resource.

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Why Health Insurance Exchanges Unnerve CFOs

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, October 1, 2012

To financial executives of organizations serving small Medicare- and Medicaid-dependent populations and few uninsured patients, state-run commercial payer plans can seem scary because they threaten the bottom line.

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Webcast: Avoid 30-Day Readmissions, Improve Care Transitions

By: September 17, 2012

Date: October 25, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Get the tools you need to align care transitions, prevent bounce-back readmissions, and improve overall quality of care, from subacute and postacute experts at Southwest Ohio Care Transitions Collaborative and University of Michigan Health System Sub-Acute Care Rehabilitation Program. This webcast reveals the latest continuum management strategies and proven tactics to align partners, physicians, and nurses.

Register Today

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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for Total Health

By: September 10, 2012

Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (ET)

Kaiser Permanente leaders explore how they successfully leverage information technology, social media, and community-based health programs to empower people to improve their own health. Get real-world solutions, including how to use web tools and social media to create effective linkages between physicians and members.

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