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ICD-10 Proponents Cry Foul

Cheryl Clark

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has spoken: The ICD-10 implementation deadline will be postponed for an unspecified period. But many quality leaders and providers insist ICD-10 should not be delayed. >>>


Editor's Picks

As CMS Approves Parkland's CAP, Board Chair Resigns

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved the most recent corrective action plan submitted by Parkland Health and Hospital System. The plan outlines how serious, ongoing deficiencies at the Dallas safety-net hospital will be addressed. >>>

Joint Commission Issues First Palliative Care Certifications

Five hospitals are the first in the nation to receive the Joint Commission's advanced certification for palliative care. Others will be named in coming months. >>>

Bariatrics Gets its Own Quality Measures

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery is creating a national database of quality measures so that all bariatric surgeons in the U.S. can see where they stand. >>>

Beacon Grants Boost HIT, Patient-Centered Care

Millions of dollars in federal grants are flowing to so-called Beacon Communities, intended to serve as pilots and role models for how health information technology can be used to improve healthcare quality and care coordination. >>>

Book: Oncology—Strategies for Superior Service Line Performance

The evolution of the oncology payment model and pressure to provide more patient-centered care are leading healthcare organizations to transform the oncology care model. Gain realistic strategies and business guidance from oncology leaders to develop the structures and processes for oncology service line success in the future.   >>>

NEW: Industry Survey 2012

Our fourth-annual Industry Survey features a new CEO report, an overall cross-sector report, and individual reports targeting Senior Leaders, Finance, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now. >>>

News Headlines

100 lawsuits at NY's Brookdale University Hospital

New York Daily News, March 1, 2012

Diabetes Coordination Program a Lesson in Rural Innovation

HealthLeaders Media, February 29, 2012

At-risk patients gain attention of health insurers

The New York Times, February 29, 2012

MN nurses union calls for legislation on hospital staffing

Star Tribune, February 29, 2012

Peninsula Hospital suffers setback on road to recovery

New York Daily News, February 28, 2012

Filling an urgent care need

Buffalo News, February 27, 2012

Louisville's University Hospital ER on brink of overload from uninsured

Courier-Journal, February 27, 2012

Creating Accountability for Patient Experience

HealthLeaders Media, February 24, 2012

Filthy surgical instruments: The hidden threat in America’s operating rooms

iWatch News, February 24, 2012

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