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AHA to MedPAC: Raise, Don’t Cut Hospital Payments

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 8, 2013

In a letter to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the American Hospital Association not only argues against recommended hospital payment cuts, but says an increase in 2014 "is absolutely essential."

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HL20: Joseph Kvedar, MD—'Tech'-ing Better Care of Patients

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, January 8, 2013

In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Joseph Kvedar, MD. After nearly two decades of pioneering research into connected health as a reliable model for healthcare delivery, he has won fans and converted skeptics.

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Economist: 2013 a 'Banner Year' for Healthcare Jobs

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, January 7, 2013

As the healthcare sector ramps up to meet the requirements of healthcare reform, only a shortage of workers—not a shortage of jobs—threatens to negatively impact hiring, says one economist.

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Execs Grapple with Healthcare Cost Problem

By: Edward Prewitt, for HealthLeaders Media, January 7, 2013

Efficiency is the watchword as healthcare finance executives aim to reduce costs and improve processes. That's a tall order, and the coming changes in healthcare won't make it easy.

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Webcast: Boost Patient Satisfaction Scores Through an Accountability Model

By: December 27, 2012

Date: February 14, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Ardent Health Services, Monroe Clinic, and The Baird Group drill down on tools and strategies they've used to create a sustainable patient experience model based on accountability and service excellence. Learn what your team should be doing to accomplish these goals and help your organization boost its bottom line.

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Rounds: New Opportunities in Performance Improvement, Best Practices, and the Patient Experience

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2013

Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Heartland Health leaders reveal how to achieve significant, sustainable cost savings by identifying value in best practices and the patient experience. Learn how the team identified areas of waste and cost savings that have consistently added more than $5-$10 million annually to the bottom line.

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