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Rules to Rein in HIX Narrow Networks Could Drive Away Payers

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, March 11, 2014

Healthcare providers have raised alarms over narrow provider networks in the public health insurance exchanges, but Moody's Investors Service says proposed rules to open up the networks could drive health plans to drop out of the new market.

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Another SGR Patch Likely, Lawmaker Says

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 11, 2014

Lawmakers can't agree on a way to plug the $122 billion hole in the budget that would be created by the elimination of the reimbursement cuts and "chances are not great" for a permanent fix by the March 31 deadline, says the co-chair of the GOP Doctors' Caucus.

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How Succession Planning Boosts Employee Retention Rates

By: Lena J. Weiner, for HealthLeaders Media, March 10, 2014

It may be counterintuitive, but proactively developing a system for identifying future healthcare leaders doesn't incent them to jump ship. Instead, this strategy keeps employees engaged and productive, one Pennsylvania health system finds.

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Drug Shortages Still an Expensive Problem for Hospitals

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, March 10, 2014

Hospitals are routinely forced to purchase substitute drugs, which is a costly proposition. Not all of those costs are direct, nor are they easy to tally.

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Webcast: Hospitals Developing Health Plans: Key Steps to Becoming a Provider-Payer

By: January 27, 2014

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014 | 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. ET

Join hospital leaders as they outline the strategic transition from provider to payer, and new opportunities for controlling costs, managing risk, and maximizing reimbursements.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Geisinger: Care Coordination & Population Health

By: January 20, 2014

Date: March 27, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Find out how the leaders of Geisinger Health System drove down costs in the care continuum by leveraging the power of their ProvenHealth Navigator model, a system that combines evidence-based best practices, electronic health records, and quality and accountability metrics to standardize care processes.

Register Today

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