Week of November 26, 2018
PLANNING AN OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY?
Hosting a holiday party has been a tradition among many companies as a way to reward employees, boost morale, and encourage team spirit.   
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The Labor Issues That Define the Hotel Business
It’s no secret hoteliers worry about finding and keeping employees. This roundup compiles the biggest labor stories executives are talking about.
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Revenue Projects That Will Help Your Hotel Stand Out and Increase Revenue
It’s no secret hoteliers worry about finding and keeping employees. This roundup compiles the biggest labor stories executives are talking about.
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Hotel Marketing Made Simple Through Playing Cards
On my most recent Vegas stint, I lucked out on three card poker with one hand holding a straight flush that had three face cards in it.    These three cards – the jack, the queen and the king – got me thinking, though. Together they make a fun way of rephrasing your marketing approach.
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Skill Sets Required to Manage the Hotel's (Digital) Customer Touchpoints Collaboration Necessary
The Increasing Number of Hotel's Customer Touchpoints: The customer's booking and digital connection journey changes rapidly each day as new platforms are introduced and guests continually adjust their method of connecting with brands (as well as their expectations of the hotel companies).
(Hospitality Net) Read More
Significant Vulnerabilities Exist in the Hospital Wage Index System to Medicare Payments
We observed significant vulnerabilities in the wage index system while conducting 41 reviews of hospitals' wage data, with reports issued from 2004 through 2017. CMS uses area wage indexes to adjust hospital payments annually to reflect local labor prices.
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CMS Proposes Changes to Prescription Drug Rules: 7 Things to Know
CMS issued a proposed rule Nov. 26 that includes changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D.
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10 Ways to Reduce Heart Failure and COPD Readmissions
Improving clinical management of patients with both heart failure (HF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can lower cost of care, research published this month shows.
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Amazon to Sell EHR Mining Software
In a move that expands its budding presence in the healthcare space, Amazon is selling software that mines patient health records for information that helps physicians improve treatments and hospitals cut costs,
(Becker's Health IT & CFO Report) Read More
IRS Raises FSA Contribution Limits, Other Thresholds for 2019
Employees will be able to contribute up to $2,700 to a health flexible spending account (FSA) in 2019, a $50 increase from the 2018 amount, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced in Revenue Procedure 2018-57.
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New Hires Want Onboarding to Spell Out Performance Expectations
New hires say their top concern is understanding what their boss expects from them, according to  a new survey  by TalentLMS, a cloud-based training platform.
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2018 Salary Guide: How Does Your Comp Plan Stack Up Against Other Companies?
Is your compensation strategy workable in today’s business climate and tight labor market? There’s a tool to help you answer that question. The Creative Group has published its 2018 Salary Guide, which offers info on trends, starting salaries and benefits.
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6 Ways to Increase Telehealth Adoption
Brokers, HR professionals and benefits managers have an age-old struggle before them when it comes to introducing new health care technology and increasing adoption rates for employees.
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