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HIPAA Final Rules Deadline Announced

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, January 3, 2011

The deadline for  the final rule on modifications to HIPAA privacy, security, and enforcement  rules is March, The Department of Health and Human Services has announced.

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CMS Updates 'Physician Compare' Online Tool

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2011

 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday launched an enhanced version of its Physician Compare online tool which provides detailed information about physicians and other healthcare workers.

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CVS Caremark to Pay $1.25B for Universal American Medicare Part D Business

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2011

CVS Caremark said it will buy the Medicare Part D business of Rye Brook, NY-based Universal American for $1.25 billion in a deal that will more than double the size of CVS Caremark's Medicare Part D program.

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Physician Shortage to Quadruple Within Decade, AAMC Says

By: Karen Cheung, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2011

The current physician shortage is set to quadruple with U.S. specialties reaching a shortage of 91,500 doctors by 2020, the Association of American Colleges reports. AAMC is offering advice on how to meet the growing need.

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Physician's Life a Reminder that Medicine Can Be Noble

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 3, 2011

With our attention focused on healthcare  reform skirmishes and other ongoing divisive issues of the day, it's easy to  forget that healthcare is supposed to be about the noble science of healing.

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4 Ways to RAC-Proof Hospital Admissions

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, January 3, 2011

As we start the new year, financial leaders should ask their teams to make a resolution to prevent "wrong setting" denials. An expert in Recovery Audit Contractor-proof admission screening criteria weighs in on how to go about it.

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Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services

By: December 16, 2010

Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women’s loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women’s health marketing experts. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9339&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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Rounds: Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes

By: February 15, 2011

Join us live from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital on February 15 to share lessons learned from executives at leading national cardiac service lines and medical groups on shared governance, clinical integration, and physician alignment. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod-9384/Cardiac-Care-Leadership-for-Improved-Alignment-and-Outcomes.html

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