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CMS Plan to Restrict Sale of Pain Drugs Opposed by AMA

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 6, 2012

A federal plan to enable Medicare Advantage Part D plans to deny potentially unsafe pain drugs such as hydrocodone and oxycodone is drawing objection from the American Medical Association.

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Providers Lag Behind Payers, Pharma on Data Exchange

By: Scott Mace, March 6, 2012

Only one-quarter of providers responding to a survey believe they are effectively integrating and aggregating clinical data, measuring it, and delivering actionable information to the point of care, a PwC US Health Research Institute report says.

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Forget MSSP, You've Already Started a Commercial ACO

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, March 5, 2012

Many healthcare leaders already have the foundation in place for a commercial accountable care organization, which could prove more lucrative than the Medicare Shared Savings Program—the so-called Medicare ACO. They just don't realize it.

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Curbing Nurse Obesity Can Shrink Hospital Costs

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 5, 2012

A study confirms that nurses are at greater risk for obesity than the general population. Hospitals that take steps to create a healthier work environment for nurses can potentially lower labor costs, cut down on medical errors, and improve patient outcomes.

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Webcast: Successful Commercial ACOs—Early Adopters Answer Your Questions

By: February 6, 2012

Webcast: Successful Commercial ACOs: Early Adopters Answer Your Questions
Date: March 22, 2012
About:  Join HealthLeaders Media for 90 minutes of commercial ACO strategy and solutions, direct from top executives representing both providers and payers. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to help guide the discussion.

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Intelligence Report: M&A—Hospitals Take Control

By: January 12, 2012

More than three-quarters of organizations are exploring or have M&A deals under way, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

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