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Sebelius OKs Foundation Subsidies for QHP Enrollee Premiums

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 23, 2014

Third-party payments of premiums and cost-sharing made on behalf of Marketplace-qualified health plan enrollees by private, not-for-profit foundations are permitted—with some safeguards.

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Payer Backlash May Slow Unnecessary Spinal Fusion Surgeries

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, May 23, 2014

A surge in spinal fusion procedures has brought mounting scrutiny on providers. Now payers appear poised to crack down on needless procedures by applying coverage pressure on physicians.

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Slideshow: Monitoring Quality Along the Care Continuum

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, May 23, 2014

With care shifting from the hospital environment to outpatient and ambulatory settings, healthcare organizations are tasked with the challenge of monitoring quality along the care continuum. Four healthcare leaders discuss how their organizations are addressing this clinical quality improvement issue.

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After a Medical Error, Patients Could Become Hospital Insiders

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 22, 2014

Patients who have been harmed by medical errors, and their family members, could be recruited to hospital internal quality review proceedings and their suffering could be used to prevent future mistakes. It's a good, but potentially disastrous idea.

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As Dementia Spreads, So Does Geriatrician Shortage

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, May 22, 2014

Much attention has been paid to the disproportionate balance of the supply and demand of PCPs, and rightly so; however, fewer PCPs also means fewer geriatricians, for which there is already acute demand.

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Webcast: Hospital-Hospice Collaboration to Improve Palliative Care Outcomes

By: April 7, 2014

Date: June 12, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Hospitals and ACOs are building partnerships with organizations such as hospices to reduce hospital readmissions, mortality rates and treatment costs among this patient population. Join leaders from both sides of the collaboration as they share tested strategies for building effective hospice-hospital partnerships to improve clinical and financial outcomes.

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Webcast: A Comprehensive Readmissions Solution—Getting Process and Data Right

By: April 28, 2014

Date: June 25, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join leaders from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and Southwest General as they reveal how adopting a hospital-wide culture of end-to-end care can reduce readmissions rates, improve patient experience, and foster physician engagement.

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