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Release of Medicare Physician Payment Data Imminent

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, April 9, 2014

With the blessing of a federal judge, CMS is planning to release Medicare data on physicians, including types of services, average submitted charges, and standard deviation in submitted charges.

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OpenNotes Expands Regional EHR Adoption

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2014

Kaiser Permanente Northwest is one of several healthcare providers participating in an effort to roll out open access to clinician notes as a standard of care throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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CMS Silence on ICD-10 Holds Healthcare Hostage

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2014

CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner firmly vowed only weeks ago that there would be no ICD-10 delay. Now that an undefined delay has been announced, she remains silent on ICD-10's next steps.

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Patient Safety Advances Lagging

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2014

A decade after the release of an IOM report warning of serious threats to patient safety associated with nurses' work environments, things haven't changed as much as might have been expected.

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Webcast: Marketing-Physician Alignment—Balancing Priorities for Volume & Value

By: March 26, 2014

Date: May 22, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

As the industry shifts from volume to value, healthcare marketing's function expands from patient acquisition to strategic support and population health management. Join marketing leaders as they outline proven strategies for fostering growth and engagement to achieve both volume and value targets.

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Webcast: Hospital-Hospice Collaboration to Improve Palliative Care Outcomes

By: April 7, 2014

Date: June 12, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Hospitals and ACOs are building partnerships with organizations such as hospices to reduce hospital readmissions, mortality rates and treatment costs among this patient population. Join leaders from both sides of the collaboration as they share tested strategies for building effective hospice-hospital partnerships to improve clinical and financial outcomes.

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