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NCQA: Health Plan Quality of Care is Improving

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 31, 2012

In its annual report, the National Committee for Quality Assurance finds "some very impressive results," particularly around obesity, where a greater focus has been measured, says the committee's president.

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Editor’s pick: The Joint Commission Survey Coordinator’s Handbook, 13th edition

By: October 31, 2012

This fully updated book, written by two of the country’s most respected accreditation specialists actively working in hospitals now, Jodi L. Eisenberg, MHA, CPHQ, CPMSM, CSHA, and Jean S. Clark, RHIA, CSHA, features everything a new survey coordinator needs to begin their role as well as updating veteran accreditation specialists on the latest Joint Commission changes.

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Clinical Documentation for Higher Reimbursements

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, October 29, 2012

Hospitals and health systems must accurately define how sick their populations are—not only to take good care of patients, but also to be reimbursed correctly. Borgess Health uncovered more than $6 million in reimbursement by getting physicians to improve their documentation.

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Healthcare Reform Doesn't Kill Jobs

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, October 29, 2012

Healthcare reform in Massachusetts did not kill jobs. It actually had little effect on employment, says a report from the Urban Institute. Is this what we can expect in the rest of the country if healthcare reform law continues to roll out in 2014?

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Webcast: Future of Service Line Marketing—New Tactics, New Tools

By: October 17, 2012

Date: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

When it comes to service lines, healthcare marketers are challenged not only to get their message to consumers in a highly competitive and crowded marketplace, but also to balance the needs of the organization and individual physicians with limited marketing dollars. Join WellStar Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and Jennings Co. as they explore how to use data to prioritize service line marketing dollars and gain physician buy-in.

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Rounds: Cancer Service Line Leadership—Baylor Health Care System

By: October 1, 2012

Date: Nov. 6, 2012, 11:00-2:00 p.m. CT

Baylor Health Care leaders reveal how they have built a cutting-edge cancer care model that combines personalized guidance, tailored treatment, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials of new treatments. Get real-world solutions, interactive Q&A, and lessons learned, including how to and combine the best aspects of academic and private practice cancer models to serve patients better.

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Pharmacy Aligns With Hospitals to Reduce Readmissions

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, October 16, 2012

Health systems under pressure to lower readmission rates are getting help from Walgreens, which is using its pharmacists to coordinate patient care during admission and discharge.

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