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CMS Releases Proposed OPPS, Physician Fee Rules

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 9, 2013

The proposed Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule seeks to make more episode-based payments, while the proposed physician payment rule contains changes to the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive program.

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Health Plans Receptive, But Not Ready for Change

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, July 9, 2013

In an interview, Clay Phillips, director of provider relations and communications for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee,  acknowledges that the nation's healthcare system "is simply unsustainable in its current course," and discusses some of the challenges payers are facing. 

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10-Point ONC Safety Plan Seeks to Improve EHR Use

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 9, 2013

New federal guidelines aim for electronic health record systems to be used in a way that improves care and patient safety, and to ensure that system designs don't make certain types of errors more likely to happen.

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Insurer's Reimbursement Model Rewards Lower Costs

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, July 8, 2013

A major payer restructures its provider reimbursement model with an emphasis on the triple aim for individual patients—better quality, better affordability, and a better overall healthcare experience.

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Temporary Nurses Are a Stopgap Solution

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, July 8, 2013

With dozens of staffing contracts and hundreds of vacant nursing positions, Scott & White Healthcare in Texas faced a business expansion that outpaced its staffing resources. Here's how the HR department recovered.

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Webcast: Physician Compensation Models and Metrics Under Population-Based Reimbursement

By: June 17, 2013

Date: August 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join CMOs from Banner Health Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ as they discuss strategies and metrics for implementing a value-based model of physician compensation.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Geisinger: Women's Health Leadership

By: July 3, 2013

Date: September 18, 2013 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

In this exclusive HealthLeaders Media event, physician and executive leaders from Geisinger share their strategies for improving women's health programs, including defining best practices; ensuring process consistency and accountability; using the patient portal for secure communication and enhanced education; and integration with women's cardiovascular care.

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