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Essential Health Benefits Bulletin Draws Fire

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, February 7, 2012

A federal move to put states in charge of decisions regarding essential health benefits for health insurance exchanges is drawing generally negative public reaction.

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Engineering a High-Performance Emergency Department

By: Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media, February 7, 2012

A revamped staffing model for nurses and a boost to physician compensation and accountability are among the operational and clinical improvements documented in our case study of Cambridge Health Alliance's internal transformation.

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2 Tactics for ICD-10 & VBP Clinical Documentation

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, February 6, 2012

Clinical documentation is on the mind of every healthcare leader. How accurately a patient's hospital visit is documented will affect value-based purchasing incentive payments and whether reimbursements dip, grow, or stay the same during the ICD-10 transition. To do it right, ease in ICD-10 codes now and beef up your clinical documentation integrity.

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CIO of the Year, Rick Schooler, on HIT

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 6, 2012

The award-winning chief information officer of Orlando Health discusses the legacy of health information technology and its prospects over the next decade.

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Impact Analysis Report: Value-Based Purchasing—Facing the HCAHPS Hurdle

By: February 7, 2012

New research finds that 25% of organizations have not yet begun preparing for VBP. Get additional data in this final report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, with analysis and insight from leaders at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Hackensack University Medical Center, Piedmont Healthcare, Griffin Hospital, and Sharp Healthcare. 

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Rounds: Creating a High-Performance Emergency Department

By: February 7, 2012

Date: March 29, 2012

About: Transition your emergency department into a high-performance, patient-centered unit. Join HealthLeaders Media at Cambridge Health Alliance for a three-hour leadership event with strategies to improve ED flow, communications, and outcomes. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content. 

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