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Heart Connection: Demonstrating Caring in Service Delivery

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Healthcare organizations often miss a critical market differentiator: providing exceptional compassionate customer service. How can you strive towards it?
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What are the best, most effective ways to demonstrate caring in Service delivery? Here are several ways to find out...

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What are the best, most effective ways to demonstrate caring in Service delivery? Here are several ways to find out...

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Maine's HIE adds analytics, increases use by 150% in 2013 - EHRIntelligence.com

Maine's HIE adds analytics, increases use by 150% in 2013 - EHRIntelligence.com | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
Maine's HIE adds analytics, increases use by 150% in 2013
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HealthInfoNet, Maine's state health information exchange (HIE), has a lot to boast about in its 2013 annual report.
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States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog

States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog: http://t.co/wyQ9YIA5DF
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Main Push in Duals Project Starts, L.A. County Launches Passive Enrollment - California Healthline

Main Push in Duals Project Starts, L.A. County Launches Passive Enrollment - California Healthline | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
The biggest element of the state's Cal MediConnect project has begun -- the push to enroll 200,000 dual eligibles into managed care plans in Los Angeles County. It's almost half the project's target population.
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White House to Rick Scott: Medicaid expansion would create 63k jobs

White House to Rick Scott: Medicaid expansion would create 63k jobs | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
The White House has a Medicaid expansion argument for Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Republicans: It creates jobs.
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A Modest Step To Improve Medicare Post-Acute Care - Forbes

A Modest Step To Improve Medicare Post-Acute Care - Forbes | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
A Modest Step To Improve Medicare Post-Acute Care
Forbes
Medicare has a huge and growing problem caring for patients after they have been discharged from the hospital.
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Medicare unmasked: Taxpayers face big tab for unusual doctor billings

Medicare unmasked: Taxpayers face big tab for unusual doctor billings | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
More than 2,300 providers earned $500,000 or more from Medicare in 2012 from a single procedure or service, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.
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Why Retirees Don't Switch Medicare Part D Plans, But Should - DailyFinance

Why Retirees Don't Switch Medicare Part D Plans, But Should - DailyFinance | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
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Why Retirees Don't Switch Medicare Part D Plans, But Should
DailyFinance
Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are allowed to change their premiums, covered medications and preferred pharmacies each year, and many plans do.
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Medicaid Managed Care Organization To End Work In State

Medicaid Managed Care Organization To End Work In State | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
One of three private companies brought in to manage administration and benefits within the state’s Medicaid program is ending its agreement.
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Whistleblower lawyers hunt for fraud in historic Medicare data - Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews

Whistleblower lawyers hunt for fraud in historic Medicare data - Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
Whistleblower lawyers hunt for fraud in historic Medicare data Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews Just hours after the massive, first-ever recent release by the federal government of detailed Medicare billing data, an army of lawyers began combing...
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BREAKING: Medicare chief Jonathan Blum leaving Obama administration - ModernHealthcare.com

BREAKING: Medicare chief Jonathan Blum leaving Obama administration - ModernHealthcare.com | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
BREAKING: Medicare chief Jonathan Blum leaving Obama administration ModernHealthcare.com “Under Jon's leadership, the Medicare program has served as one of our primary drivers to shift our healthcare system to reward quality, care improvement and...
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Medicaid expansion debate good for insurers - Merced Sun-Star

Medicaid expansion debate good for insurers - Merced Sun-Star | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
Medicaid expansion debate good for insurers
Merced Sun-Star
Anthem is the largest managed care organization in the state and was paid nearly $900 million in Medicaid premiums last year.
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Fight obesity with Medicare - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fight obesity with Medicare - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
Fight obesity with Medicare
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
More than nine months after the American Medical Association declared obesity a disease, we still are not using all of the tools available to help reduce this costly — and deadly — condition.
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Hospitals In Medicaid Opt-Out States Are Beginning To Face Money Problems

Hospitals In Medicaid Opt-Out States Are Beginning To Face Money Problems | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
Even large national and regional health care plans have been affected by the divergence in public health care funding schemes across America.
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6 Ways to Take Advantage of the Delay in ICD-10 Compliance - HIT Consultant

6 Ways to Take Advantage of the Delay in ICD-10 Compliance - HIT Consultant | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
6 Ways to Take Advantage of the Delay in ICD-10 Compliance HIT Consultant All organizations required to implement ICD-10 can take advantage of the delay, viewing it as an opportunity to re-assess their organization's implementation progress and...
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Lobbying groups spend heavily on Medicaid expansion issue - Roanoke Times

Lobbying groups spend heavily on Medicaid expansion issue - Roanoke Times | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
Lobbying groups spend heavily on Medicaid expansion issue
Roanoke Times
Republicans successfully blocked Medicaid expansion during the legislative session and a months-long standoff over the state budget that ended in June.
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Expanding Medicaid

Expanding Medicaid | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
If every state expanded Medicaid, 5.7 million more Americans would gain access to affordable health coverage. http://t.co/QDJOKo9aD2
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Illinois pushes ahead with Medicaid managed care | KTRS

Illinois pushes ahead with Medicaid managed care | KTRS | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
Illinois pushes ahead with Medicaid managed care. CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois' top Medicaid official has announced a timetable for moving hundreds of thousands of poor and disabled patients into managed care health plans.
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Billions in Medicare Advantage Overcharges Probably Gone Forever - NBC News

Billions in Medicare Advantage Overcharges Probably Gone Forever - NBC News | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C.Four years ago, Medi...
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Medicare Advantage Lobbying Machine Steamrolls Congress - NBCNews.com

Medicare Advantage Lobbying Machine Steamrolls Congress - NBCNews.com | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
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Medicare Advantage Lobbying Machine Steamrolls Congress
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Could 'Medicaid blockade' kill 17000? - CNN (blog)

Could 'Medicaid blockade' kill 17000? - CNN (blog) | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
Could 'Medicaid blockade' kill 17000?
CNN (blog)
Medicaid doesnt work that way. It just pays. I live in Georgia, which is still wrangling with Medicaid expansion.
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Medicare Could Save Billions On Drug Plan - WebMD

Medicare Could Save Billions On Drug Plan - WebMD | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
Kaiser Health News Medicare Could Save Billions On Drug Plan WebMD If Medicare instead assigned those people to a drug plan based on the actual drugs they took, it could save those patients hassle and money, and potentially save the government...
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Reviving Medicaid suit is matter of life and death - Arizona Republic

Reviving Medicaid suit is matter of life and death - Arizona Republic | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
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Reviving Medicaid suit is matter of life and death
Arizona Republic
The Arizona Court of Appeals is reviving the GOP lawsuit challenging the expansion of Medicaid for the poor. The political take is that Gov.
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Rulings solved nothing on Medicaid, pot DUIs - azcentral

Rulings solved nothing on Medicaid, pot DUIs - azcentral | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
TheNewsTribune.com Rulings solved nothing on Medicaid, pot DUIs azcentral The most far reaching — and potentially costly — comes from the Arizona Court of Appeals, which reinstated a lawsuit filed by GOP lawmakers on the losing side of last year's...
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Even without expansion, 40000 more Hoosiers join Medicaid - Indianapolis Business Journal

Even without expansion, 40000 more Hoosiers join Medicaid - Indianapolis Business Journal | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
Even without expansion, 40000 more Hoosiers join Medicaid
Indianapolis Business Journal
Even without expanding eligibility for Indiana Medicaid, the program had enrolled 40,577 more Hoosiers as of March than it had in the same month last year.
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Managed care program for elderly to expand in Kansas

Managed care program for elderly to expand in Kansas | Healthcare Industry Report | Scoop.it
By Dave Ranney KHI News Service TOPEKA — It’s been about three and a half years since Linda Cranmer’s left leg was amputated a few inches below the knee. “It was blood clots,” she said. “I was supp...
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