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New Care Coordination Codes Huge Win for Nurses

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

A new Medicare rule will pay nurses when they help patients make the successful transition from hospitals to other settings. These care coordination codes could lower readmissions significantly. >>>


Editor's Picks

3 Hospitals First to Receive Comprehensive Stroke Designation

Three hospitals are the first in the country to receive The Joint Commission's long-awaited "comprehensive" stroke center designation, a high-performance credential that could result in new paramedic protocols that divert some stroke patients from other hospitals. >>>

New Approaches for Neuro Care Service Lines

Neurology service lines have taken various paths to success, including specializing in stroke care, offering advanced procedures, and strategic coordination with other hospitals. >>>

Building Participation and ROI in an Employee Wellness Program

How Swedish Medical Center achieved nearly full participation in its employee wellness program in just 8 months, and lowered healthcare costs by almost a third. >>>

Delay in Transporting Some Trauma Patients Linked to In-Hospital Mortality

Time spent treating certain types of traumatic injuries at the scene, prior to transport, should be minimized, says a study published in an emergency medicine journal. It links greater length of time in the field under the care of EMTs to higher chances of in-hospital death. >>>

4 Medical Home Obstacles Facing Small Physician Practices

As plans for medical homes unfold, small physician practices appear to be struggling with the concept. The problem lies with physicians themselves, where the "tyranny of the small primary care practice culture" is a significant obstacle, a researcher says. >>>

Better Stroke Care Protocols Don't Hinge on Hospital Size

Hospitals will be required to track a raft of new quality measures next year. Here's why stroke care should be at the top of your list, even if you run a small hospital with limited resources. >>>

Why Healthcare Costs Trillions Less in Canada

Canada's government-paid healthcare system costs a fraction of the amount spent on Medicare. Researchers offer two main reasons, and say that quality of care apparently has not suffered in Canada because of its parsimony. >>>

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Future of Service Line Marketing—New Tactics, New Tools

Date: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

When it comes to service lines, healthcare marketers are challenged to balance the needs of the organization and individual physicians with limited marketing dollars. Join WellStar Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and Jennings Co. as they explore how to use data to prioritize service line marketing dollars and gain physician buy-in.

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News Headlines

Medicare cuts give health providers jitters

Politico, November 20, 2012

Hospital cuts add to oversupply of healthcare workers

The Seattle Times, November 20, 2012

Remaking healthcare: change the way providers are paid

The Wall Street Journal, November 19, 2012

Patients have increasing access to their healthcare records

Penn Live / The Patriot News, November 19, 2012

FL prison healthcare system to cut 1,890 jobs / Tampa Bay Times, November 19, 2012

Hospital noise can slow recovery

USA Today, November 19, 2012

Providers push back on Medicaid inquiries

The New York Times / The Texas Tribune, November 16, 2012

Bill could make hospitals post more data

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, November 16, 2012

'$5 doctor' practices medicine from bygone era

The Mercury / Associated Press, November 16, 2012

From superstorm, lessons for healthcare providers

NewsWorks / NJ Spotlight, November 15, 2012

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Webcast: Decoding Payer Contracting in a New Era of Population Health

Date: December 5, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

For providers, population health management is the next step in healthcare reform, but to make that move providers must place greater emphasis on commercial payer contracts. Innovative healthcare organizations such as Iowa Health System and Bellin Health System are already getting these programs off the ground. Join these leading organizations as they share best practices and lessons learned when establishing population health programs and commercial payer contracts.

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Volume, Value, and Compensation Metrics

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