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Medicare Pays Billions for Wasteful Care

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 14, 2014

Developing a measure to define overuse was difficult, but researchers found a way to quantify 26 types of unnecessary medical procedures administered to Medicare beneficiaries and tallied the cost.

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Feds Bust 90 in Medicare Fraud Schemes Totaling $260M

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 14, 2014

As the result of a multi-city operation, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has brought charges against scores of people, including doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals allegedly involved in false billing schemes.

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Nurses' Unlikely Infection Control Tool Quashes HAI

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, May 13, 2014

Nursing leaders at a Florida hospital finally found an infection control method that helped arrest a stubborn problem with hospital-acquired infections. It took them 20 years.

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Athenahealth CEO: Hospital Leaders Should Attack Status Quo

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, May 13, 2014

HIT leader and now author, Jonathan Bush, doesn't mince words. Hospital chiefs are almost all "facing in exactly the wrong direction," he says, when they should be in "assault mode" against "that which is bigger and more sclerotic" than themselves.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE From Intermountain: Primary Care-Mental Health Integration

By: March 31, 2014

Date: June 17, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Find out how Intermountain Healthcare developed a team-based approach that ensures the effective assignment of mental health professionals, along with a care process model built upon a systematic, evidence-based treatment algorithm that is collaborative and measurable.

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Roundtable: The Imperative of Alignment

By: May 14, 2014

Executives and physician leaders need one another to counter declining reimbursements and the other challenges facing the industry. HealthLeaders Media recently joined with five executives for an in-depth, three-hour conversation on governance, compensation, culture change, and accountability.

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