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Young Doctors Disgruntled, Determined

Joe Cantlupe

Younger physicians are pessimistic about their future, with many blaming healthcare reform and reimbursement issues for what may be ahead, a survey shows. But one Texas MD is determined to keep his practice going. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospital Readmissions, Mortality Incentives Alarmingly Misaligned

Why does the Affordable Care Act impose much stiffer financial penalties on hospitals with higher 30-day readmission rates than for hospitals with higher 30-day mortality? Isn't preventing death, the ultimate bad outcome, much more important to incentivize? >>>

IPPS Proposed Rules Clarify Readmissions Penalties

The proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System rules outline a final methodology to calculate penalties for hospitals with high rates of 30-day readmissions and promise to boost Medicare payments to eligible acute care hospitals. >>>

EMR Apps Taking Off, Starting with Refill Requests

EMRs can be a platform for a multitude of healthcare apps, much as personal phone apps now get built on Apple's iOS or Google's Android platform. Healthfinch's refill management app offloads a time-consuming task from physicians. >>>

Henry Ford Health System's Bold Goal to Cut Harm in Half

All hospitals have patient safety programs meant to reduce harm. Henry Ford Health System in Detroit set a system-wide goal to cut harm events by 50%. It had to overcome arguments about preventability and feasibility, and now shows quantifiable improvements. >>>



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Date: April 30, 2012
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News Headlines

Medicaid Contractors Struggle to Identify Overpayments

HealthLeaders Media, April 26, 2012

What is India trying to tell doctors in the US?

The New York Times, April 26, 2012

MD cardiologist's defamation suit dismissed

The Baltimore Sun, April 26, 2012

Exodus of medical graduates in AZ stirs concerns

The Republic, April 26, 2012

Community Engagement Roles Here to Stay

HealthLeaders Media, April 25, 2012

LA bets on crusading doctor to turn around public health system

NPR, April 25, 2012

Medicare paid millions in bonuses to ineligible doctors

San Antonio Express-News, April 24, 2012

Asthma initiative reduces ER visits with healthcare home visits

The Atlantic, April 24, 2012

Doctor's primary concern with primary care

The Boston Globe, April 24, 2012

Leaders Weigh in on Defensive Medicine

HealthLeaders Media, April 20, 2012



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The End of Us vs. Them

With economic incentives aligning for hospitals and physicians as never before, the need on both sides to dispense with blame has never been so critical. >>>

 

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