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Medicare Advantage Payment Rates for 2015 Cloaked in Uncertainty

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, February 26, 2014

With weeks to go before federal regulators set the final figure for a payment rate cut to the Medicare Advantage program, insurers and financial analysts are predicting the blow will be twice as hard as what CMS proposed last week.

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Behind Retailers' Healthcare Strategies, Operational Know-How

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 26, 2014

Some retailers, reasoning that they are "smart about efficiency and productivity and standardization and using digital technology and getting closer to the customers, believe that they can… really change the way that care is delivered and paid for in this country," says one analyst.

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HIMSS: Providers View IT as a Revenue Generator

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, February 25, 2014

Cleveland Clinic is increasing its ROI on the EHR infrastructure it has invested in by working toward becoming, in effect, the new data center for a growing number of other, otherwise non-affiliated, providers.

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LGBT Health Disparities Persist, But Nurses Can Help

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, February 25, 2014

Healthcare providers are unable to optimally address a patient's health needs without knowing a person's sexual orientation. But assumptions of heterosexuality are the norm. Nurse leaders can work toward reducing heterosexism in healthcare.

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Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

By: February 4, 2014

Date: February 27, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Orthopedic leaders from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Stryker offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line.

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Webcast: Patient Experience & HCAHPS—Optimizing Touch Points and Training Internal Champions

By: February 10, 2014

Date: April 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Leaders from CHS and Baird Group share marketing strategies for communicating patient experience imperatives and developing programs to reinforce them.

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