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Electronic Medical Records Drive Physicians to Stay, Go

Joe Cantlupe

Some primary care physicians are embracing electronic medical records to keep their private practices thriving. Yet other doctors view EMRs as a reason to join hospital employment. >>>

 

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Doctors and Plans Blame Each Other for Costs

Health plans and physicians groups blame one another for market consolidations that they both claim are driving healthcare costs. But impartial observers say both sides are to blame and consumers are bearing the cost. >>>

Leapfrog's New Safety Report Card Alarms Hospitals

The updated Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score gave 25 hospitals, including 520-bed Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, a failing grade of F, while another 121 hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic, got a barely passing D. >>>

Primary Care Gaining in Physician Compensation

A new MGMA physician compensation survey reflects how hospitals are recognizing the importance of primary care services. But all bets are off if the sustainable growth rate formula for compensation is not improved. >>>

Two Dartmouth Studies Report Unnecessary Testing

Two reports newly issued by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice raise new questions about whether physicians order too many medical tests, and whether some tests might be motivated by economic reasons. >>>

How Hospitals Prevent VTE

It's been four years since the U.S. Surgeon General stunned healthcare providers with rates of preventable death and harm from venous thromboembolism. Yet hospital-associated VTE remains a major health problem. Here's how hospitals and health systems have responded. >>>

New Approaches for Neuro Care Service Lines

Neurology service lines have taken various paths to success, including specializing in stroke care, offering advanced procedures, and strategic coordination with other hospitals. >>>



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News Headlines

NJ to hold hearings on elective angioplasties

NJ Spotlight, November 29, 2012

Salary growth lagging for primary care doctors

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, November 28, 2012

NJ docs turn to med schools to close family-practice gap

NJ Spotlight, November 28, 2012

How hospitals bill Medicare for preventable complications

Forbes, November 28, 2012

Baylor Health Care System to pay claims settlement

KWTX.com, November 28, 2012

New clinics fill a niche for routine healthcare

The Gainesville Sun, November 28, 2012

Hospitals face pressure to avert readmissions

The New York Times, November 27, 2012

Laws don't curb pricey prostate cancer treatments

Fox News / Reuters, November 27, 2012

Pilot program to keep patients from returning to hospital

Quincy Herald-Whig, November 26, 2012

Dealing with doctors who take only cash

The New York Times, November 26, 2012



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Volume, Value, and Compensation Metrics

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