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Intermountain Fined $25.5M for Self-Disclosed Stark Violations

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2013

Federal officials say Intermountain's self-disclosed violations centered on improper compensation arrangements between it and some physicians. Utah's largest healthcare provider says the violations were "primarily technical in nature."

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Cigna Hits CAC Milestone

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2013

Health plan provider Cigna says it has passed the halfway point toward its goal of having 100 collaborative accountable care initiatives. The payer now has 58 CAC programs in 24 states covering more than 650,000 patients.

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CAH Study Author Defends Surprising Data

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

In an interview, Karen E. Joynt, MD, MPH, the lead author of a study suggesting that mortality rates in critical access hospitals are getting worse, offers her interpretation of the research findings.

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Claims Costs Report Puts Actuaries in Political Hot Seat

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, April 3, 2013

Reaction to a report from the Society of Actuaries has thrust the group into unfamiliar territory: politics. The report bolsters an insurance industry group's claims that premiums will rise under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Docs Balk, But Email Improves Patient Experience

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, April 3, 2013

Less than one-third of doctors reported emailing with patients in 2012. This number is dismal and it's the marketer's job to improve it, because patient emails come with a number of benefits.

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Webcast: Develop an Innovative and Integrated Palliative Care Program

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, March 19, 2013

Date: Date: April 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join experts from Sutter Health and Saint Agnes Medical Center and learn new tools and strategies for developing a multidisciplinary palliative care program.

Register Today

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Intelligence Report: Healthcare IT—Tackling Regulatory, Clinical, and Business Needs

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, February 25, 2013

In this comprehensive research report, learn how Peninsula Regional Medical Center created a robust IT infrastructure to help clinical teams identify patient problems earlier.

Purchase Today

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