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Medicare Overpaid Physicians $6.7B For Miscoded Claims

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 30, 2014

An examination of medical claims records by federal officials finds that more than half of doctors' claims for patient evaluations and related services had incorrect codes or lacked the necessary documentation.

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How a Community Hospital Tackles Diabetes

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, May 30, 2014

A community hospital on the edge of Appalachia is becoming a leader in diabetes management and prevention. It's found a way to shorten patients' length of stay, boost prevention efforts, and help train endocrinology specialists.

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Medical Error Averted

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 29, 2014

A number of small gaffes by healthcare providers, clinical staff, and the shortcomings of their tools can lead to a single serious or life-threatening medical error. Or they can serve as warnings that enable us to avert catastrophe.

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A Homegrown Approach to Physician Leadership

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, May 29, 2014

Physician leadership expertise doesn't have to come from a consulting firm. A large nonprofit health system in the Pacific Northwest has developed its own leadership academy, which is saving money and providing physicians with problem-solving tools and skills.

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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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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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