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Transfer Centers Spell Relief for Rural Docs

Joe Cantlupe

Physicians in rural areas are using transfer facilities to channel patients from primary care offices, clinics, and community hospital emergency departments to acute-care settings better equipped to meet their needs. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Fiscal Cliff Stopgap Delays 'Doc Fix,' but Hits Hospitals

Hospitals are the big losers in the taxpayer relief legislation passed by Congress while physicians dodged a cut to the sustainable growth rate formula for another year. >>>

IL Physician Named 'Country Doctor of the Year'

Internist, pediatrician, and licensed pharmacist Neil Nelson, MD, is on call 24/7 to attend to the 5,000 or so active patients in his practice—even when he's working at law enforcement or farming. >>>

3 Groups Payers Will Watch Closely in 2013

As the new year unfolds, several details of healthcare reform remain either unclear or unresolved. The actions of three groups in particular will have a significant impact on payers' decisions in the next 12 months. >>>

13 Top Healthcare Buzzwords for 2013

It's that time of year, again, when any self-respecting healthcare provider looks to bone up on the latest terms in the lexicon. >>>

No Increase in LOS After Ambulance Diversion Ban

Fears that a Massachusetts ban on ambulance diversion would lead to longer emergency department wait times and delayed ambulance turnarounds have not materialized, a study finds. >>>

HL20: Richard Merkin, MD—Competing to Convert Care Dollars Into Cure Dollars

In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Richard Merkin, MD, who has assembled a community of math whizzes and challenged them to surpass the medical community at solving complex problems. >>>



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News Headlines

Fiscal cliff cuts $1.9B from Obamacare: here's how

The Washington Post, January 3, 2013

Link between healthcare spending, quality unclear

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 3, 2013

Opinion: At the ER, bearing witness to gun violence

The New York Times, January 3, 2013

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center honchos trash-talked surgeon, suit charges

New York Daily News, January 3, 2013

'Doc fix' in 'fiscal cliff' plan cuts Medicare hospital payments

Kaiser Health News, January 2, 2013

Surgical errors climb, bed sores decline in CT hospitals

Connecticut Health I-Team, January 2, 2013

Reckless docs go unchecked in CA

Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2013

Physician practices again prepare for uncertain reimbursements

Memphis Business Journal, December 28, 2012

Doctor, hospital relationship scrutinized in TX

Austin Business Journal, December 28, 2012

Latrobe family doc bucks trend of mega-practices

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 28, 2012



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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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