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CMS Releases 2013 IPPS Final Rule

By: Michelle A. Leppert, for HealthLeaders Media, August 3, 2012

With the release of the fiscal year 2013 Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has added two conditions to the list of hospital-acquired conditions and finalized operational details for the hospital value-based purchasing program.

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BCBS Restricts Competition, Suit Charges

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 3, 2012

A class action suit filed in U.S District Court charges that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association have conspired to restrict competition to drive up health insurance premium costs.

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'Serial Infector' Investigation Points to Need for Federal Registry

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 2, 2012

An investigation into a New Hampshire hospital employee charged with drug diversion has expanded to other states. It illustrates the problem of not having a national requirement that all hospitals and states report such individuals.

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4 Strategies for Fed-Up Physicians

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, August 2, 2012

Doctors are in a funk over low compensation and healthcare reform-induced headaches. Two reports echo what doctors view as their dismal state. But they suggest ways that physicians can regain control and stay in business.

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Rounds: A Comprehensive Women's Health Service Line—Lessons from North Shore-LIJ

By: July 12, 2012

Date: August 9, 2012, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
Register for A Comprehensive Women's Health Service Line: Lessons From North Shore-LIJ and in three hours learn direct from the founders of the Katz Institute for Women's Health how to position your women's health programs to meet evolving physician and patient demands. Move beyond OBGYN and learn to plan, build and operate a women’s health center of excellence.

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Webcast: Physician-Hospital Alignment After the ACA Decision

By: July 24, 2012

Date: August 7, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
New models of hospital/physician integration are proliferating in a dynamic healthcare market. Discover which model best suits your institution—now and into the future. Industry experts provide proven tactics in a customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access.

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