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White House Extends Employer Mandate Deadline

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 3, 2013

Employers have an additional year?until Jan. 1, 2015? before reporting requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The unexpected policy decision comes in response to employer concerns about the complexity of data reporting requirements.

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55 Hospitals to Settle False Medicare Claim Charges for $34M

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 3, 2013

Twenty-three facilities in seven states that are affiliated with the for-profit HCA Inc., six affiliated with Lifepoint, and four with Trinity Health were charged with submitting false claims to Medicare for a procedure to treat spinal fractures.

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Q&A: Analytics-as-a-Service from Deloitte and Intermountain Healthcare

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, July 2, 2013

OutcomesMiner, a software application codeveloped by Deloitte and Intermountain, leverages 40 years of clinical data to help analysts glean the "clinical nuances" of comorbidities and various treatment outcomes. How does it work and who will use it?

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Patient Safety: Pay Now or Pay Later

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, July 2, 2013

Some hospitals believe they can't afford investing in assistive technologies that improve patient safety and protect nurses from injury. Can they afford not to?

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Webcast: Reining in Disruptive Docs—Strategies to Manage Risk and Reduce Turnover

By: June 3, 2013

Date: August 27, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

According to a 2011 study, 77% of physicians are concerned about disruptive behavior at their facilities. Join physician management experts from DePaul University and Florida Hospital to learn peer-tested strategies for confronting and resolving disruptive physician behavior.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Sharp Memorial Hospital: Emergency Department Throughput Redesign

By: June 4, 2013

Date: August 20, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

The leadership team of Sharp Memorial Hospital shows how to improve ED throughput and satisfaction at no extra cost using Lean techniques, bedside triage, and "pod and huddle" teams. Don't miss out on this interactive presentation. Attend live or virtually.

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