HealthLeaders Media Community and Rural Hospital Weekly - March 9, 2011
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CMS Rural Community Hospital Demo Program Expands in Maine
Cora Nucci, Senior Online Editor
Hospitals selected to participate in a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services program may hope for a quick boon to the bottom line, but the program's real rewards may not come entirely in the form of direct reimbursements, nor may they come immediately. [Read More]
March 9, 2011
Editor's Picks

Feds: 92% of Nursing Homes Staffed By Criminals
A staggering number of U.S. nursing facilities employ at least one individual with a history of at least one criminal conviction, and one in 20 nursing home employees has one criminal conviction or more, says a report from the Office of Inspector General. [Read More]

Red Flag Ruling a Victory for Physicians, AMA Says
The American Medical Association is applauding a federal appeals court's ruling that physicians who bill patients after providing services are not subject to Federal Trade Commission so-called red flag rules that apply to creditors. [Read More]

From 'Cookbook' to Evidence-Based Medicine
Evidence-based clinical practices are better not only for patient outcomes, but for healthcare costs as well. While it remains difficult to gather the large amounts of data necessary for best practices to be developed and refined, technology is leading the way forward. [Read More]

Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services
Given the growing trend toward all-inclusive cancer centers, do you know how to differentiate your own oncology services to protect and grow your market share? Your oncology care is distinct. Its marketing should be, too. Join HealthLeaders Media on March 31 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and a case study, for valuable lessons from marketing leaders. [Read More]

Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform
Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 99 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy. [Read More]

Leaders Forum

Healthcare Leaders Reveal Uncertainties About Industry Direction
Dedication to mission is strong and getting stronger, but just how to accomplish that mission is less certain, according to results of the 2011 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. [Read More]

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Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services (March 31)
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