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SGR Patch Bill Proposes ICD-10 Delay; Vote Expected Thursday

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, March 26, 2014

A bill addressing Medicare reimbursement rates for physicians contains language that would postpone the ICD-10 deadline until October 1, 2015.

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Hospital-Acquired Infections Decline, But Threat Remains

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 27, 2014

Despite progress in reducing rates of intestinal, chest, and urinary tract infections transmitted to hospitalized patients, nearly three quarters of a million patients each year end up with healthcare-associated infections, says the CDC.

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Proposed Review of 340B Drug Discounts Irks Hospitals

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

Contending that hospitals taking advantage of mandated lower drug prices should be held accountable for the levels of charity care they provide, a group funded by the pharmaceutical industry is getting pushback from two major hospital associations.

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6 Ways YouTube Connects With Patients

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, March 26, 2014

Even providers with small marketing budgets can implement YouTube strategies that resonate with patients in meaningful ways.

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Closer Payer/Provider Relationships Inevitable, but Evolutionary

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

After decades of business interactions that have ranged from politely cooperative to openly hostile, healthcare payers and providers appear destined for peaceful coexistence.

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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.

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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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