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Senate passes historic SGR Repeal Bill by vote of 92-8
MedPage Today
In a historic move, the Senate voted 92-8 to permanently repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician reimbursement under Medicare. The Senate vote on H.R. 2, which passed the House on March 26, sends the bill to President Obama for his signature. The president has already indicated he would sign the bill.
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Support ACMA Fundraising: Bid Now on Arizona Diamondbacks Tickets
ACMA
The Fundraising Committee is auctioning tickets for tickets to the Arizona Diamondbacks games on Sunday, April 26th and Wednesday, April 29th. Catch a ball game while you’re in town for the ACMA National Conference and support ACMA’s fundraising efforts.

Four club-level seats per game are available in section 210G; row 1; seats 80-83. These tickets were generously donated by Visit Phoenix, the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau and carry a face value of $75 per ticket.

Place your bid today – click here.

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We'll work around your schedule: New educational offerings from ACMA
ACMA
ACMA is offering several new webinars this spring. These webinars provide an economical source of continuing education, especially for those who are not able to travel to conferences or do not have live events in their area. Hear from leaders in the field, at your own convenience, on your schedule.

About E-Learning with ACMA
E-Learning is a newly launched platform by ACMA that offers a growing library of webinar sessions. This library currently includes sessions from the 2014 ACMA Leadership Conference and other webinars. ACMA continues to add content frequently - both live and on-demand sessions. All are economically priced and provide the leading education you have come to expect from ACMA.

Visit the E-Learning website to register for a webinar, purchase on-demand, or peruse the library - click here.

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Visit ACMA at AONE 2015 — Thursday and Friday, booth #445
ACMA
ACMA will be at the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) 2015 Annual Meeting in Phoenix this Thursday and Friday. If you’ll be there, come by and visit us at booth #445 to learn more about ACMA’s products and services.
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ACMA Career Link: Featured Job
ACMA
ACMA’s Career Link provides an invaluable resource for case management professionals to research employment opportunities. Go to www.acmaweb.org/careers to search open positions, such as this week's featured job:

Care Manager
Regional Health
Rapid City, South Dakota
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Support ACMA's fundraising efforts through item donations
ACMA
In order to continue to make a difference and ensure your voice is heard, we need your assistance. Item donations for ACMA's silent and live auctions are an essential part of ACMA's fundraising efforts.

Please submit all donation forms to Kristy Shepherd at kshepherd@acmaweb.org by April 20, 2015.

Click here to download the donation form.

Be an advocate and support ACMA today.

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Improve your department's efficiency with Compare
ACMA
ACMA's Compare provides powerful tools and benchmarking to facilitate change related to avoidable delays, readmissions and denials.

If you would like to know more about Compare and evaluate it for your organization, please contact James Nickerson at JNickerson@acmaweb.org.

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Register Now: 2015 ACMA National Conference
ACMA
Register now for the 2015 ACMA National Conference, April 26-29 in Phoenix, Arizona. This year's conference will feature new events and educational opportunities, including primary care sessions and intensive workshops. Click here to register now.
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FAQ: Congress passes a bill to fix Medicare's doctor payments. What's in it?
Kaiser Health News
Medicare’s troubled physician payment formula will soon be history. As expected, the Senate easily passed legislation to scrap the formula, accepting a bipartisan plan muscled through the House last month by Speaker John Boehner and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. The Senate vote came just hours before doctors faced a 21 percent Medicare pay cut.
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Family Reunion: A Happy Ending to a Most Memorable Mission
AirTrek
At Air Trek, we have many fond memories of special patients and air ambulance flights that stand out in our 37-year history. One flight in particular demonstrates the unique benefits of our dual-stretcher/double-patient capabilities.
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Tapping Watson's computing power for health
MarketPlace
There is a new push into the potentially lucrative world of health data analytics. In collaboration with Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, IBM has launched what it calls the "Watson Health Cloud," a service it believes will help you and me be healthier. Let’s face it, when it comes to data, healthcare – as an industry – is still in the crawling stage.
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Hospitals leave downtowns for more prosperous digs
Healthcare Finance
Nearly as old as the railroad that slices through the southern Illinois city of Belleville just east of the Mississippi River, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has been a downtown bedrock since 1875. Started by three nuns from a Franciscan order in Germany, the Catholic hospital still seeks “to embody Christ’s healing love” to the sick, the aged and the poor, according to its mission statement.
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MCG recently released the 19th edition of its care guidelines. In preparation, MCG physician and nurse editors evaluated 140,000 unique references incorporating more than 7,000 new references into the care guidelines- an unprecedented 30,000 cited references in total! Visit our booth #230 at the ACMA National Conference to learn more.
 


Patient safety advocate sees 'hope and hype' in digital revolution
Kaiser Health News
Dr. Robert Wachter is a long-time patient safety advocate who has written extensively about the trends affecting quality and safety in health care. Wachter, associate chair of the University of California-San Francisco department of medicine, years ago coined the term “hospitalist” and predicted the rise of that profession. In his new book, “The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age,” he turns his attention to technology in health care, and the risks and rewards as we digitize everything from medical records to office visits.
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Lack of ICD-10 delay in SGR fix not necessarily an all-clear, experts say
Healthcare Finance
Companion bills to repeal the sustainable growth rate make no mention of the pending rollout of ICD-10 coding, but healthcare consultants caution against reading too much into that. An ICD-10 delay was inserted in last year’s “doc fix,” that delayed the change in the SGR for the 17th time. The two “somehow got linked” and “now they’re forever linked,” said Vic Arnold, managing director of Huron Consulting Group.
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Study: EDs more prepared to care for children
AHA News
Hospital emergency departments have improved pediatric readiness based on self-reported compliance with national guidelines, according to new study published online by JAMA Pediatrics. Based on responses by more than 4,000 EDs to an online assessment conducted from January to August 2013 by the National Pediatric Readiness Project, the median weighted pediatric readiness score improved to 68.9 in 2013 from 55 in 2003.
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4 hospitals, 12 healthcare companies total dubbed 'most ethical'
Healthcare Finance
A new list released Monday highlighting the most ethical companies in the world featured four well-known U.S. hospitals and 12 healthcare companies in total. The Ethisphere Institute, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based consultant and advocate for ethical business, released its 2015 World's Most Ethical Companies list, honoring companies for their commitment to ethical business practices and corporate character.
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EVENT CALENDAR

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Apr. 26-29 ACMA 2015 National Conference Phoenix, Arizona Details
May 22 Minnesota Chapter Hopkins Details
July 2 North California Chapter Napa Details
July 30-31 Florida Chapter Orlando Details
Aug. 8 Georgia Chapter Atlanta Details
Sept. 18 North Carolina Chapter Charlotte Details
Oct. 3 Western Pennsylvania Chapter Pittsburgh Details
Oct. 10 Virginia Chapter Richmond Details
Oct. 12 Great Lakes Chapter Novi Details
Oct. 20 Illinois Chapter Rosemont Details
Oct. 24 Connecticut Chapter Uncasville Details

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