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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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Tort Reform’s Impact on Lowering Medical Malpractice Litigation Costs Limited

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 7, 2010

While tort reform efforts to reduce malpractice lawsuit threats such as those suggested in the Affordable Care Act might reduce medical liability costs, other efforts underway, such as the remodeling of the healthcare delivery system probably provide greater opportunities for savings, report finds.

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Record Hospital Job Growth for 2010

By: September 7, 2010

The nation's hospitals reported 8,600 payroll additions in July, the largest single month of job growth for the sector in 2010, which so far has seen erratic employment growth, preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows.

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3 Tips For HIPAA Privacy Officers

By: Dom Nicastro, September 7, 2010

Follow these tips while awaiting HITECH's two major final rules—the breach notification final rule and the rule that covers modifications to the privacy, security and enforcement rules.

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Healthcare Breach List Hits 150 Mark

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, September 7, 2010

The number of healthcare entities reporting breaches of unsecured PHI affecting 500 or more individuals has crossed the 150 mark, nearly one year after the first such breach was reported.

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Social Networking to Recruit Tomorrow’s Physicians

By: Julie McCoy, September 3, 2010

The residency recruitment season has begun. With the opening of the Electronic Resident Application Service, program directors and coordinators can begin downloading applications and recruiting hospital's future physicians.

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Competitors Lead Hospital's Financial Turnaround

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, September 3, 2010

Through forward-thinking leadership, two California hospitals helped a competitor transition from hemorrhaging cash to positive net cash flow. How they effected the turnaround was by improving billing and coding and by canceling and renegotiating managed care contracts. Why they did it is another story.

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