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As of Wednesday October 22, 2014

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Defensive Medicine Still Prevalent Despite Tort Reform

A RAND study finds no evidence that tort reform laws are working as intended to check the growth of malpractice lawsuits.

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Readmissions: No Quick Fix to Costly Hospital Challenge

A pair of research studies reveals high hurdles providers face as they try to reduce readmission rates and avoid reimbursement penalties.

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House Calls Key to Pioneer ACO Success

Placing an emphasis on case management for patients with the most serious conditions and co-morbidities has paid off for two participants in the Pioneer ACO program.

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How Hospitals Can Become 'Upstreamists'

Leveraging existing resources and strengthening relationships with community-based organizations can lead to "huge ROI" for hospitals, says public health innovator, Rishi Manchanda, MD.

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Slideshow: Patient Experience Transformation—Engaged Patients, Measurable Standards

This HealthLeaders Media intelligence report identifies the top areas where healthcare leaders are investing their patient experience dollars and offers examples of changes instituted by Mountain States Health Alliance and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

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