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MSPB Adds Nuance to Readmissions Rates

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 2, 2014

A new measure of healthcare efficiency, Medicare's spending per beneficiary equation, is another pain point for healthcare leaders, but it aims to incentivize higher-quality, less-costly care.

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Patient Volumes, Patterns Shifting

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, April 2, 2014

Reduced inpatient admissions and readmissions are having a corresponding effect on hospital and health system revenues, with question marks over reimbursements. Hospitals are bracing for impact.

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Nurse Staffing Battle Rages On in Massachusetts

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, April 1, 2014

Like it or not, the question of whether maximum nurse-patient staffing ratios should be mandated by law may go before Bay State voters in November.

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Latest ICD-10 Delay Re-shuffles the Deck, Irritates Players

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, April 1, 2014

Another year-long delay in the deadline for implementation of the ICD-10 medical coding set spells frustration for vendors and providers. "This is bad," says CHIME president and CEO Russ Branzell.

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Webcast: Optimizing the ACO—Solutions for Workflow and Risk Management

By: March 25, 2014

Date: May 29, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Senior leaders from Virtua and Coker Group highlight ACO success stories and reveal proven strategies to improve performance and quality through a variety of technology solutions.

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HealthLeaders Media Insider: Telemedicine

By: April 1, 2014

The advent of new healthcare technology yields new opportunities for efficiency and cost saving. With this one-stop comprehensive resource, learn how hospitals are beginning to engage patients via the Internet, and how telemedicine is being used to drive revenue, increase access, and improve care across the continuum. Includes bonus webcast.

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