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NY Abolishes Written Practice Agreement for NPs

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

A new law in New York State does not expand nurse practitioners' scope of practice, but it does eliminate the need for a written collaborative agreement between a physician and an NP, which in reality is little more than a financial agreement. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Boston Marathon Bombing Yields Lessons for Hospitals

As researchers begin to analyze data on the injuries, surgeries, and outcomes collected on those wounded in the 2013 bombings, the medical director for emergency preparedness at one Boston hospital says he expects to "learn from this event for a lifetime." >>>

NPP Demand Rising Under Value-Based Care Models

Multispecialty medical practices with non-physician providers typically perform better financially than those without physician assistants and nurse practitioners, an MGMA report finds. >>>

Hospital Groups Back NQF Report on Patient Sociodemographics

The American Hospital Association wants CMS to adjust measures in pay-for-performance programs to reflect factors such as race and income, even though doing so "would be a complex undertaking" for everyone involved. >>>

Reform Puts Vise Grips on Physicians

To say doctors are under tremendous pressure may be the understatement of the year. One key indicator to how well they are navigating the healthcare system is reimbursement. >>>

Physicians as Economic Powerhouses and Tech Laggards

They generate $1.6 trillion in economic activity, but as a class, physicians are slow to upgrade and adopt technologies that would make them—and the nation's healthcare system—more efficient and less costly. >>>

Don't Let Cultural Barriers Quash Retention Efforts

While we live in an increasingly globalized world our cultural differences remain. For many they are proud markers of national and personal identity. But in the healthcare workplace, they must be addressed strategically. >>>

The Flourishing Medical Tourism Business in America

The Jackson International program at Miami's Jackson Health System draws patients to the U.S. with concierge services. Elective international patients want extra amenities in addition to high-quality care. >>>



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News Headlines

Last-minute change in TN law lets hospitals drop patients

The Tennessean, April 22, 2014

AMA report: Doctors support nearly 572,000 jobs

New York Business Journal, April 22, 2014

House calls are making a comeback

The New York Times, April 22, 2014

Intensive care patient to face charges of selling drugs from hospital bed

WTAE, April 22, 2014

CU system resets healthcare with $63M personalized medicine division

The Denver Post, April 21, 2014

Hospitals get into doctor rating business

Kaiser Health News, April 21, 2014

MGH doctors to pay $4.5m over death

The Boston Globe, April 17, 2014

Doctors, medical staff on drugs put patients at risk

USA Today, April 17, 2014

Summa Health eliminates weekend premium pay for nurses

Akron Beacon Journal, April 16, 2014

Report: 5 died after infections tied to linens at Children's Hospital

The New Orleans Advocate, April 16, 2014



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Physicians at the Crossroads

Doctors are facing critical decisions that will affect their future role in healthcare delivery, especially when it comes to developing care and payment models. >>>

 

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