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Physician Salaries Vary Widely Among Academics

Joe Cantlupe

Compensation for academic physicians is heavily influenced by geography, area of specialty, and institutional rank, a study shows. There is both wide variation, and downward pressure on salaries. >>>


Editor's Picks

Groups Urge Caution on 45 Standards of Care

In a effort led by the American Board of Internal Medicine, nine physician societies have released lists of medical tests and procedures they say may be unnecessary, and in some instances can cause harm. >>>

Why Process Measures Fail to Budge 30-Day Mortality Rates

A study showing that a large-scale pay-for-performance pilot program failed to reduce 30-day mortality rates calls into question the process measures used in value-based purchasing. >>>

Return of the PHO?

The physician hospital organization, or something like it, is making a comeback as payers and the government make slow progress toward accountable care. >>>

10 Things We Don't Know About Looming Readmission Penalties

Hospital officials are scratching their heads over how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will fine hospitals with excessive 30-day readmission rates after October 1. >>>

Impact Analysis Report

Service Lines Grow Amid Strategic Challenges

Healthcare leaders foresee dramatic growth in service lines but anticipate difficult obstacles in aligning with physicians as the healthcare industry moves to improve value. Over the next two years, 50% of leaders expect to establish new service lines; 75% plan to expand existing service lines. This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders on their service line strategies. >>>

News Headlines

Americans cutting back on drugs and doctor visits

The New York Times, April 5, 2012

Dartmouth Atlas's Skinner on high-cost hospitals

The Washington Post, April 5, 2012

Medicare payment system—aiding or preventing fraud?

CNBC, April 5, 2012

Doctors detail high costs of fighting malpractice claims

U.S.News & World Report, April 5, 2012

Doctor sues MGH bosses over control of inventions

The Boston Globe, April 5, 2012

Health Rankings Spark Population Health Initiatives

HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2012

Nation's top tech official advocates putting health data in patients’ hands

Bangor Daily News, April 4, 2012

FDA's Medical Device ID System Still Inactive

HealthLeaders Media, April 3, 2012

Pay-for-Performance Study Results 'Sobering'

HealthLeaders Media, April 2, 2012

Don Berwick on the fate of 'Obamacare'

Rolling Stone, April 2, 2012

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Webcast: Proven Hospital-Physician Alignment Incentives

Date: April 24, 2012
About: Customize this webcast with your questions. Gain proven, measurable techniques to establish real physician value and fair compensation, and build lasting loyalty. Join HealthLeaders Media for strategies and solutions direct from three executives with alignment expertise at Health Quest, Trinity Health, and Sullivan, Cotter and Associates. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>


Strategic Physician Recruiting Calls for Forecasting, Profiling


Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together

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