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Strategies for Safer Hospital Medicine Also Cut Costs

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 13, 2014

New doctors are turning the tables on seasoned physician leaders by introducing strategies to improve quality by curtailing opportunities for medical error and harm. They're also saving hospitals millions in unnecessary spending.

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AMA Seeks to Stop ICD-10, Cites Soaring Costs

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 13, 2014

In a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the American Medical Association asks her to "strongly" reconsider the ICD-10 medical coding set mandate, which the AMA says will place a "crushing burden" on physicians.

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Retail Responding to Market Demand for Primary Care

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 12, 2014

First the bad news: Fewer doctors and the retail sector's knack for delivering price transparency and convenience are collectively putting physicians on notice. Now the good news: There's plenty of work for everyone.

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3 Heart Month Promotions Pump Up Awareness

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, February 12, 2014

February is American Heart month and while many hospital-based campaigns to promote cardio health enjoy high visibility, these three are particularly engaging.

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Struggle Over HIX Provider Networks Will Get Rough

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, February 12, 2014

Insurers say they have to design their provider networks for the new public exchanges with cost control in mind. Critics say excluded hospitals in rural and economically disadvantaged areas of the country are at risk of financial ruin. CMS will try to have the final say this year.

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Intelligence Report: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency

By: February 13, 2014

Providers must master data analytics to succeed in the new world of healthcare. This report explores the gains and gaps in this race to the future.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from SSM: The New Model for Joint Replacement Excellence

By: February 10, 2014

Date: April 15, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

The leadership team at SSM Health Care reveals how they forged a workable physician-hospital alignment model and fostered greater collaboration in a dedicated joint replacement center, successfully increasing quality, reducing cost, and improving patient satisfaction.

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