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Doctor Fights Back Against Online Complaints

Joe Cantlupe

A plastic surgeon pursues litigation against a patient who anonymously complained on an Internet discussion site about a medical procedure. The action raises questions about First Amendment rights and how far physicians should go to defend their work. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Medicaid Reimbursement Rate Hike Proposed

Primary care providers, some subspecialist physicians, and nurse practitioners who treat Medicaid patients would be paid at significantly higher Medicare rates under a proposed rule. >>>

Proposed MU Rules Draw Strong Reaction

While healthcare providers find plenty they'd like to change within the Meaningful Use Stage 2 proposed rules, a 68-page letter from the American Hospital Association is generating the ire of patient and consumer advocate groups. >>>

Patient-Centered Care Redistributes Responsibility

A program that enables hospital patients to self-administer medications for chronic illnesses is testing old notions about care delivery and safety while creating a system of more efficient care. >>>

Healthways Puts Focus on Providers

As it prepares for the loss of one significant contract, the giant wellness program and disease management provider announces a 10-year strategic agreement with Texas Health Resources to implement physician-directed population health management. >>>

Med Schools Boost Enrollment, But Residency Slots Threatened

Enrollment at the nation's medical schools is on track to grow 30% by 2016. But with $60 million in federal funding threatened, residency slots might not be available for all new graduates, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Boost Physician Referrals, Build Your Bottom Line

Date: May 15, 2012
About: Successful physician referral programs are strategic, data-driven, and coordinated with an organization’s overall physician engagement plan. Join us for a 90-minute, customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>



News Headlines

Senators launch investigation of prescription narcotics

ProPublica, May 10, 2012

Doctor, UPMC to part ways over his deals with Highmark

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 9, 2012

Small Town Doc Talks Healthcare with White House

HealthLeaders Media, May 9, 2012

CMS Grants Providers $122M to Improve Care, Cut Costs

HealthLeaders Media, May 9, 2012

Medicare fraud lawsuit targets Parkland hospital, UT Southwestern doctors

The Dallas Morning News, May 9, 2012

Climbing the Meaningful Use Mountain

HealthLeaders Media, May 8, 2012

VA Finds Large Gaps in RN Telemetry Training, Retraining

HealthLeaders Media, May 8, 2012

Opinion: How to fix our enormous, inefficient healthcare system

The Atlantic, May 8, 2012

FDA proposal could revamp relationships with doctors

The Washington Post, May 8, 2012

Healthcare Job Growth Slows in April

HealthLeaders Media, May 7, 2012



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Rounds: Building ACO Foundations—Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model

Date: May 30, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Kaiser Permanente for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event on how to use the foundations of team medicine, population health management, and actionable data to create your own vision of integration. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the exclusive companion event. >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

Physicians, Hospital Executives Get Collaborative

Relationships between physicians and executive leadership have never been smooth, but they've never been more important. Now legislative and contractual changes are forcing both parties to reconsider how they work together. >>>

 

Pharmaceutical Robotics Require Careful Assessment

 

Hospitals Scrutinize ACOs



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