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Convincing Rival Docs to Become Partners

Joe Cantlupe

To organize teams of erstwhile rivals, health system leaders must manage egos, negotiate ambitions, and acknowledge that they may be bringing on board some professionals who can't stand one another. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Primary Care Docs Weigh Advantages of PCMH

An insurer's plan to increase reimbursements for primary care physicians who transition to patient-centered medical homes could signal a tipping point in the move toward the new care management model. >>>

Breast Cancer Reexcision Rates Vary Widely

A breast cancer surgery patient's likelihood of enduring a second surgery varies depending on her choice of hospital, surgeon, and even her clinical profile, a study suggests. >>>

Overweight Physicians Display Bias in Obesity Care

Doctors who are overweight or obese are less likely than physicians of normal weight to diagnose weight problems in heavy patients or to launch discussions with them about their need to slim down, says a Johns Hopkins report. >>>

Physician Independence Not Incompatible With Reform

Many independent physicians are throwing up their hands about their ability to remain so in an environment that appears to actively discourage it. But while autonomy appears to be the tougher road, it may eventually be the more rewarding one. >>>



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News Headlines

War savings may be key to long-term 'doc fix' deal

Kaiser Health News, February 2, 2012

Allergan erases doctor payment records

ProPublica, February 2, 2012

How one hospital entices doctors to work in rural America

NPR, February 2, 2012

EHR deployment costs approach $30,000 per doctor

InformationWeek, February 2, 2012

Outpatient Care Expansion Comes Under Scrutiny

HealthLeaders Media, February 1, 2012

Opinion: The end of health insurance companies

The New York Times, February 1, 2012

Thousands of Kaiser workers wage one-day strike

San Jose Mercury News, February 1, 2012

LHA Launches Statewide Employee Wellness Campaign

HealthLeaders Media, January 30, 2012

Wellpoint to raise doctors' pay to increase quality of care

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, January 30, 2012

Mercy reorganization gives doctors more control

Des Moines Register, January 30, 2012



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Outpatient Care Expansion Comes Under Scrutiny

Even the most ardent proponents of outpatient care say its pace of growth may slow, depending on a community's need for integrated care and specific demand for multidisciplinary approaches. >>>

 

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