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Interstate Medical Licensure Could Ease Physician Shortages

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, August 7, 2014

With anxiety rising over the potential for a physician shortage in the years to come, a push is on for interstate medical licensure to alleviate restrictions on providers.

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Simple EHR Function May Trigger Audits, Hospitalist Cautions

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 7, 2014

Hospitals should adopt policies to encourage the appropriate use of the copy and paste function in electronic medical records systems because Recovery Audit Contractors who find similarities among patient records may use them as a basis to deny claims, says a physician.

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Hospitals Adopting Patient Experience Apps

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, August 6, 2014

This summer, three hospitals have announced consumer-facing mobile apps intended to improve the patient experience by helping them engage with other patients, schedule emergency visits, and track their medical itineraries.

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AHA Pushes PARTS Bill for Rural Hospitals

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 6, 2014

Looks like when lawmakers return next month, Congress will retroactively approve another stopgap measure related to oversight of outpatient therapy services at critical access and small rural hospitals.

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Uncovering Medicare Advantage Cuts' Brighter Side

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, August 6, 2014

With several years of reimbursement rate cuts expected, large Medicare Advantage insurance carriers have distinct advantages over their smaller counterparts. For one thing, the cuts are driving efficiency gains and zapping waste.

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Webcast: The Cleveland Clinic and CHI Models for Cardiovascular Excellence

By: July 18, 2014

Date: August 27, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Leaders from Cleveland Clinic and Catholic Health Initiatives reveal how they have successfully positioned themselves for growth in the cardio service line through leadership training, partnerships, and better care coordination.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE From Baylor Scott & White Health: Clinical Integration

By: June 19, 2014

Date: August 20, 2014 | 11:00–2:00PM ET

Leaders from Baylor Scott & White Health discuss the key components to achieving a successful merger and driving clinical integration within an ACO.

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