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ONC's Mostashari Announces Departure

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 7, 2013

No clear reason or firm date was given for Farzad Mostashari's exit from the Office of the National. His unexpected exit comes at a critical time as HHS grapples with complex issues over the implementation of Meaningful Use Stage 2.

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CMS Overpaid Hospitals $38.2M for Short-Stay Claims

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 7, 2013

Payments to hospitals were made when elective surgeries failed to take place and inpatient claims did not meet Medicare's admission requirements, says a report from the Office of Inspector General.

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How IPPS Final Rule Affects Medical Coding

By: Michelle A. Leppert, CPC, August 7, 2013

The final Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule specifies how hospitals are to be paid for Medicare beneficiaries' inpatient care starting Oct. 1. and clarifies penalties to hospitals.

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Disconnected Health Data 'Beyond Absurd,' Says Innovator and Patient

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, August 6, 2013

Health data from medical devices and electronic health records remains frustratingly siloed beyond the reach of individuals and analytical tools. Anna McCollister-Slipp, co-founder of a real-time analytics platform, is working to change that.

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3 Ways to Take Control Over Patient Flow, Staffing

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, August 6, 2013

Forget stubborn physicians and wildly fluctuating patient volumes. Nurse leaders really do have control over the highs and lows of patient throughput and related staffing problems.

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Webcast: Physician Compensation Models and Metrics Under Population-Based Reimbursement

By: June 17, 2013

Date: August 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join CMOs from Banner Health Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ as they discuss strategies and metrics for implementing a value-based model of physician compensation.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Geisinger: Women's Health Leadership

By: July 3, 2013

Date: September 18, 2013 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

In this exclusive HealthLeaders Media event, physician and executive leaders from Geisinger share their strategies for improving women's health programs, including defining best practices; ensuring process consistency and accountability; using the patient portal for secure communication and enhanced education; and integration with women's cardiovascular care.

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Download the FREE Case Study

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