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4 ICD-10 Staffing Strategies

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Healthcare providers need an ICD-10 strategy that includes adequately training medical coders and retaining them in their jobs. With an already extremely low unemployment rate, ICD-10 coders will be very much in demand. >>>


Editor's Picks

Hospital CEO Pay Out of Alignment with Quality of Care

Researchers find that the salaries of top hospital leaders can be linked to the use of advanced technology and favorable hospital experience survey scores. Facilities with low 30-day mortality rates pay their CEOs less than hospitals with the highest mortality rates. >>>

Consolidation Comes with Benefits (and Costs)

The volume of healthcare mergers and acquisitions lately has been stunning. But to some hospital and health system executives, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>

Disruptive Nurses Lead to Better Outcomes

With healthcare reform well under way, now is a good time to come up with alternatives to traditional individual care, one innovative nurse midwife believes. >>>

Peer Review of Surgeons' Skills Carries 'Threatening Undertones'

A study in which experienced surgeons submitted samples of their work for evaluation by an anonymous panel finds a large variation in technical skill. Now come questions about what is to be done with the information. >>>

Laser-Like Social Media Focus Works Best for Independents

Social media channels allow a healthcare provider great reach for a fraction of the cost of traditional media such as billboards, newspapers, magazines, print, and television. But "spraying and praying" all over the Web is not a good strategy. >>>

Before Selling a Physician Practice, Weigh Tax Risks Carefully

Fully understanding asset valuation and other key issues in advance of selling a medical practice is imperative, but tax considerations should not be the driving force behind a deal, one expert says. >>>

Time for Med Schools to Adopt Conflict of Interest Policies

It shouldn't take an IOM recommendation to ban ghostwriting, and yet one-third of medical schools still allow it. Why aren't all medical colleges in compliance with the fairly straightforward clinical conflict of interest policies set forth by four prominent medical associations? >>>

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Webcast: The New Patient Experience Model—Strategies to Leverage the Patient Perspective

Date: November 5, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Marketing leaders from Covenant Health and Studer Group will help healthcare executives understand the importance of creating a patient-centered culture, share actionable examples of experience improvement techniques, and demonstrate how marketing can promote and sustain the hospital's patient experience strategy. Register Today >>>

News Headlines

Contractors see weeks of work on health site

The New York Times, October 21, 2013

Report: Body of Baptist Health Care (FL) CFO Kerry Vermillion recovered, October 21, 2013

Q&A: FL's top health care navigator in spotlight

Tampa Bay Times, October 21, 2013

Obamacare helpers frustrated as tech problems stall enrollment

Reuters, October 18, 2013

Women make better doctors than men

Time, October 18, 2013

To reduce patient falls, hospitals try alarms, more nurses

NPR, October 17, 2013

Implementing hospital affiliation no simple task

The Observer-Dispatch, October 17, 2013

Adventist HealthCare CEO: Don't drop your company health plan

Washington Business Journal, October 16, 2013

Physician assistants fill in at the fringes of healthcare

NBC News, October 15, 2013

Hospital giant fails in bid to swipe nurses' sick days

Salon, October 15, 2013

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Date: October 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

The Benefits (and Costs) of Consolidation

The recent level of M&A and affiliation activity in healthcare has been stunning, but to some leaders, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>


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