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National Rural Health Day Long Overdue

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

State offices of rural health, rural hospitals, and other rural health organizations across the country finally get a chance to highlight and share their achievements. >>>


Editor's Picks

Call Yourself an ACO? Prove It

Healthcare providers that boast they are accountable care organizations may now have their services vetted by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, which has identified seven measures of ACO competence. >>>

ICD-10: Skating on Thin Margins

At HealthLeaders Media's inaugural CFO Exchange, 30 top finance leaders gathered for roundtable discussions on how to guide their organizations through the uncertainty brought about by specific healthcare mandates and general economic upheaval. This Impact Analysis report on the ICD-10 conversion is the first in a series. >>>

ECRI Unveils Top 10 Health Technology Hazards

In addition to alarm fatigue, exposure hazards from radiation therapy and medication administration errors are among the most serious health technology safety issues, says a report from the non-profit ECRI Institute. >>>

CMS Kicks Off Second Year of Medicare Compliance Newsletters

The educational newsletters published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are designed to help providers understand major findings identified by Medicare administrative contractors and recovery auditors. >>>

4 States Await Word on MLR Waiver Requests

Federal officials are in the final stages of reviewing applications from Indiana, Florida, Louisiana and Michigan to determine if their medical loss ratio waiver requests will be approved. >>>

News Headlines

Doctors paid for heart tests order more

The New York Times, November 15, 2011

Scalia, Thomas dine with healthcare law challengers

Los Angeles Times, November 15, 2011

Scorpion anti-venom has stinging cost

The Arizona Republic, November 15, 2011

Small-town physician relocates, leaving behind debts, lawsuit

The News-Gazette, November 14, 2011

CO hospitals bring $18.8B in economic activity to state

The Denver Post, November 10, 2011

Wal-Mart considers expanding healthcare services at its clinics

Los Angeles Times, November 10, 2011

Nursing CIOs play greater role

InformationWeek, November 3, 2011

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Webcast: Winning With Value-Based Purchasing

Date: November 17, 2011
About: Value-based purchasing brings real financial implications in the amount of CMS payment at risk, quality penalties, and the investments required to avoid those penalties. The stability of your future finances depends on your ability to successfully implement VBP. Join us for a 60-minute audio conference with VBP experts from Aurora Health Care and Premier. >>>

Webcast: On-Call Compensation—Data-Driven Solutions

Date: December 6, 2011
About: By engaging physicians in a data-driven approach to payment, you can develop a workable solution to the call coverage conundrum. Join compensation experts from Children's Hospital of Orange County and ECG Management for strategies for affordable, sustainable call compensation. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>


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