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Young Doctors Spend 13% More Than Older Physicians

Joe Cantlupe

Older doctors can teach younger, less experienced physicians a lesson or two about cutting costs by using less costly procedures, a RAND study shows. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Physician Pay Wars' Winners and Losers

Family practitioners stand to receive a 7% reimbursement increase while pathologists will lose almost as much under the final federal fee schedule for physician and specialty provider groups released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. >>>

AHA Sues CMS Over Medicare Reimbursements

The American Hospital Association and four health systems claim that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has violated federal law by declining to reimburse the audited claims of hospitals, even though the claims were ultimately acknowledged by CMS to be reasonable and medically necessary. >>>

Medicare Payments to CRNAs Irk Anesthesiologists, Again

A Medicare ruling restoring payments to Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists for services performed to the full extent of their scope of practice is raising the ire of some physicians. >>>

Physician Self-Referrals for Imaging Cost Medicare $109M in 2010

The use of MRI services increased by more than 80% when physicians self-referred compared to a 12% increase for non-self-referred MRIs, a Government Accountability Office report finds. >>>

Top 10 Healthcare IT Hazards

Alarm hazards and patient data mismatches in electronic health records systems are prominent on the ECRI Institute's Top 10 Health Technology Hazards report for 2013. >>>

4 Stories About Social Media's Awesome Power

Skeptics may scoff at Twitter and Internet videos, but the Mayo Clinic has proof that medical information distributed via social media tools can and does help patients understand and find treatment for injury and illness. >>>



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News Headlines

Obama's Re-election Entrenches PPACA

HealthLeaders Media, November 7, 2012

While Obama win clears healthcare reform hurdle, challenges remain

Reuters, November 7, 2012

EHRs push private practice docs out of business

InformationWeek, November 7, 2012

Healthcare experts balance patient-reported data promise, problems

InformationWeek, November 6, 2012

Freeman Health to pay $9.3 million for improperly compensating physicians

The Joplin Globe, November 6, 2012

Less experienced doctors could be out in cost 'profiling'

Forbes, November 6, 2012

IBM's Watson hits medical school

InformationWeek, November 6, 2012

Angioplasty costs are higher at non-surgery hospitals

Fox News / Reuters, November 6, 2012

Healthcare Job Growth Continues for Now

HealthLeaders Media, November 5, 2012

Doctor seeks primary care solutions in downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas Review-Journal, November 5, 2012



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Webcast: Decoding Payer Contracting in a New Era of Population Health

Date: December 5, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

For providers, population health management is the next step in healthcare reform, but to make that move providers must place greater emphasis on commercial payer contracts. Innovative healthcare organizations such as Iowa Health System and Bellin Health System are already getting these programs off the ground. Join these leading organizations as they share best practices and lessons learned when establishing population health programs and commercial payer contracts.

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Placing Your Bets

Value-based care is here and standing pat is not a viable option. Yet healthcare leaders face substantial risks for generations to come as they develop new businesses and clinical relationships to gain tighter control of the care continuum. >>>

 

Opportunities in the Cloud

 

Taking Charge of the Physician Shortage



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