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Senate Doc Fix Vote Expected Monday

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 31, 2014

A bill that delays Medicare payment cuts to physicians for another year contains two controversial and costly provisions that would delay both the implementation of the ICD-10 medical coding set and the so-called two-midnights rule.

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As HIX Enrollment Closes, Analysis Begins

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, March 31, 2014

After the enrollment deadline passes, private insurance carriers operating on the public exchanges must move quickly; they have only two months to file proposed premium rates and product designs for 2015.

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Hospitals Take the Lead in Push for Medicaid Expansion

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, March 31, 2014

For years, hospitals have complained about low Medicaid payment rates. Now hospital associations are leading the fight to expand Medicaid to millions of low-income adults in two dozen states that have yet to embrace expansion.

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WellPoint CEO: Healthcare Revolution Under Way

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2014

Joe Swedish says a revolution in healthcare is heating up and it will be dependent on a rapidly evolving tech landscape through big data, social networks, and personal connectivity.

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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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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from SSM: The New Model for Joint Replacement Excellence

By: February 10, 2014

Date: April 15, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

The leadership team at SSM Health Care reveals how they forged a workable physician-hospital alignment model and fostered greater collaboration in a dedicated joint replacement center, successfully increasing quality, reducing cost, and improving patient satisfaction.

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