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Cheaper Way to Stop MRSA Adds No Patient Risk

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 7, 2013

Having healthcare providers don gloves and gowns in intensive care units is shown to reduce infections of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, but without a rise in adverse events, researchers say.

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Medicare Sees 33% Spike in Claims Appeals

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

Medicare Part A and Part B appeals rose between 2008 and 2012 with most of the increase coming from appeals of inpatient hospital claims. "We think that the recovery audit contractors are driving a lot of the increase," says an OIG official.

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Don't Expect Physicians to Lead Change

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, October 4, 2013

Unless you take steps to equip them to do so, physicians will continue to be unprepared to lead changes in clinical guidelines critical to performing under healthcare reform.

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By: September 17, 2013

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE From Beaumont Health System: Cardiovascular Services Leadership

By: August 5, 2013

Date: October 8, 2013 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Discover how Beaumont Health built a physician-led cardiovascular center of excellence delivering improved quality, growth, and patient satisfaction.

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Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

By: August 12, 2013

Date: October 16, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join orthopedic leaders as they offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line.

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