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Urologists Follow the Money

Joe Cantlupe

Physician groups are calling for changes to a federal law that includes a loophole allowing self-referral arrangements involving urology groups to be easily abused. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CMS Taps 27 ACOs to Start Shared Savings Program

The Medicare Shared Savings Program begins April 1 with 27 participants, says the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Another 150 groups have submitted applications for the second group, slated to start July 1. >>>

Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together

In efforts to eliminate Clostridium difficile and other other hyper-virulent strains of infection, interdisciplinary task forces are changing the way hospitals are cleaned and how antibiotics are administered. >>>

How iPads Improve the Patient Experience

The Mayo Clinic and Henry Ford Hospital are just two healthcare organizations that are finding ways to enhance the patient experience using Apple's tablet technology. >>>

Preventing Hospital Readmissions Takes a Village

With $500 million in federal funding over five years, 30 community-based organizations are joining hands with hospitals, finally, in a communal effort to keep discharged hospital patients from being readmitted. >>>

Poor Care for Terminal Cancer Patients Widespread

Dartmouth Atlas researchers are surprised to find that National Cancer Institute–designated hospitals as well as academic centers provide dying oncology patients the same low level of palliative care as community hospitals. >>>



Intelligence Report

The Unsettled State of the ACO

39% of organizations plan to join an ACO vs. 64% in 2011, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. >>>



News Headlines

Don Berwick, Jim Capretta debate shifting healthcare costs

The Boston Globe, April 12, 2012

J&J must pay $1.1B for misleading doctors about Risperdal

San Francisco Chronicle, April 12, 2012

Next generation of doctors sees gloomy future

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, April 12, 2012

Patients Take Back Control with Technology

HealthLeaders Media, April 10, 2012

Pediatric specialists a huge issue at Jackson Health System

Miami Herald, April 10, 2012

ICD-10 Delay Doesn't Address Procedural Hurdles, Critics Say

HealthLeaders Media, April 10, 2012

NQF Identifies Efficient Care for 4 Conditions

HealthLeaders Media, April 9, 2012

Meager participation hobbles drug oversight (CA)

The New York Times, April 9, 2012

Startup aims to curb medical errors

The Tennessean, April 9, 2012

4 MU Tips from a Multispecialty Practice

HealthLeaders Media, April 6, 2012



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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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