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IPPS Proposed Rule Pinches Hospitals

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, May 7, 2014

The impact of proposed changes to Medicare's Inpatient Prospective Payment System in 2015 will vary from hospital to hospital, but federal officials predict providers will take a $241 million payment hit next year.

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Telemedicine Still Facing Barriers in Many States

By: Doug Dejardins, May 7, 2014

Outdated laws and other obstacles have prevented providers from being able to use telemedicine to reach patients in remote areas, but with healthcare reform in full swing, those barriers are slowly disappearing.

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How 5 Top Hospitals Are Observing Nurses Week

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, May 6, 2014

See how Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital and other top hospitals are recognizing nurses this week.

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Retire ICD-9 Before it Turns 40

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, May 6, 2014

ICD-9, envisioned in 1975 and oblivious to all that has occurred in the ensuing 39 years of medicine, needs to go. Everyone in healthcare knows it.

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Webcast: A Comprehensive Readmissions Solution—Getting Process and Data Right

By: April 28, 2014

Date: June 25, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join leaders from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and Southwest General as they reveal how adopting a hospital-wide culture of end-to-end care can reduce readmissions rates, improve patient experience, and foster physician engagement.

Register Today

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Intelligence Report: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace With the Pulse of Population Health

By: April 3, 2014

As healthcare providers broaden cardiovascular programs and invest more in population health, IT integration, and outpatient facilities, many face increased margin pressure. This report reveals the key differences between stand-alone hospitals and health systems and how partners across the care continuum will play a greater role in helping to meet both patient needs and financial goals.

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