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Lawmakers Mull SGR Options

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 8, 2013

Bipartisan consensus for repeal of Medicare's sustainable growth rate appears solid, but there is no clear way forward. The latest meeting between lawmakers and stakeholders gives voice to the wide-ranging concerns of physicians.

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Hospital EDs Seeing Sicker Medicare Patients

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 8, 2013

The federal government's inpatient admissions guidelines and growing claims denials are heaping pressure on hospitals to treat Medicare patients in the ED rather than admit them. Meantime, their severity of illness is rising, says the American Hospital Association.

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Telemedicine is Retail Health Clinics’ Newest Tool

By: Doug Desjardins, May 8, 2013

Once a way for people in rural areas to access medical specialists, telemedicine is now being piloted by Rite Aid at its in-store clinics. Competitors Walgreens and CVS may not be far behind. Where does that leave traditional healthcare providers?

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Technology Tackles the Pressure Ulcer

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, May 7, 2013

The number of hospitalizations for pressure ulcers is on the rise, but simple sensor technology has been demonstrated to reduce potential tissue damage to pressure points on torsos and heels between 56 and 63 percent.

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Marathon Bombings Bend, But Don't Break Nurses

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, May 7, 2013

In honor of National Nurses Week, and in honor of heroic nurses everywhere, read these accounts of nurses who set their own fears aside and did their best to save lives and limbs after the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Webcast: Boost Service Line Marketing Through Innovative Community Outreach

By: April 29, 2013

Date: May 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join marketing experts from INTEGRIS Health and Barnabas Health as they discuss how to identify the strengths of your organization and develop a strategic marketing plan that promotes strong service lines to new and existing patients.

Register Today

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Intelligence Report: Healthcare IT—Tackling Regulatory, Clinical, and Business Needs

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, February 25, 2013

In this comprehensive research report, learn how Peninsula Regional Medical Center created a robust IT infrastructure to help clinical teams identify patient problems earlier.

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