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4 Medical Home Obstacles Facing Small Physician Practices

Joe Cantlupe

As plans for medical homes unfold, small physician practices appear to be struggling with the concept. The problem lies with physicians themselves, where the "tyranny of the small primary care practice culture" is a significant obstacle, a researcher says. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

AMA Offers Guidance on Physician Employment

Over two days of meetings, the American Medical Association's  House of Delegates voted on economic, clinical, scientific, and public health issues that it wants to advance in order to "shape the healthcare agenda" of the nation. >>>

MGMA: Medicare Part B Tops Payer Rankings

A Medical Group Management Association survey finds high satisfaction scores for Medicare Part B, Cigna, and Aetna, and reveals that MGMA members are in no rush to join new physician reimbursement models. >>>

Better Patient Flow Boosts Physicians Group Revenue by $3.5M

By taking a page from Toyota Motor Group, FedEx, and the manufacturing world, the largest primary care physician group in Massachusetts is yielding a net gain of $1.75 million per year, after a gain in the first year of $3.5 million. >>>

Better Practice Efficiency Comes with Automation

When it comes to physician documentation of professional charge information for reimbursement, high physician adoption of automated processes remains elusive for many practices. >>>

Pharmacy Fungus Plunges Doctors Into 'Gray Zone'

There still are no clear recommendations for the proper course of care for patients exposed to or infected by the black mold or fungus linked to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, researchers say. >>>

Real Patient Experience Doesn't Show Up in HCAHPS Scores

No matter how long you study your Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores, you don't really know what it's like to be a patient in your hospital until you are one. >>>

3 Healthcare CFOs on the Election and Sequestration

Regardless of the outcome of the 2012 elections, most healthcare leaders planned to carry forward with a reform agenda. But CFOs say the looming "fiscal cliff" could derail their efforts if not resolved. >>>



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Date: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

When it comes to service lines, healthcare marketers are challenged to balance the needs of the organization and individual physicians with limited marketing dollars. Join WellStar Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and Jennings Co. as they explore how to use data to prioritize service line marketing dollars and gain physician buy-in.

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News Headlines

HCA hospitals to add hundreds of medical residencies in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Times, November 15, 2012

Clinton says his foundation to tackle health gaps

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, November 14, 2012

Hospitals ordered to do more to protect kidney donors

The New York Times, November 14, 2012

Many hospital patients get too much acetaminophen

Reuters, November 14, 2012

Medicare electronic submissions system makes slow start

InformationWeek, November 13, 2012

Legal drugs, deadly outcomes

Los Angeles Times, November 13, 2012

Do prestigious residencies mean better doctors?

The Atlantic, November 13, 2012

Sandy inspires first Doctors Without Borders US relief effort

Reuters, November 12, 2012

$50M sale of Physician Associates signals major shift in Orlando healthcare

Orlando Sentinel, November 12, 2012

CA medical board steps up investigations of fake doctors

KQED / California Watch, November 9, 2012



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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

 

Volume, Value, and Compensation Metrics

Although executive compensation is largely linked to financial metrics, there is a shift in healthcare as leaders are increasingly being measured on factors of quality outcomes and patient satisfaction. >>>

 

Senior Leadership Pay Continues to Rise

 

The Paths to Price Transparency



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