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Docs Air Reasons for Job Dissatisfaction

Lena J. Weiner, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

A medical staffing firm survey shows what's really behind job dissatisfaction among physicians: stress, declining reimbursements, and loss of autonomy. >>>


Editor's Picks

Infuriated by MOC Rules, Physicians Unleash on Certification Boards

Revised maintenance of certification rules are drawing howls of protest from doctors who are angry about "extortive" costs and other burdens. >>>

9 in 10 New Physician Jobs Follow Employment Model

The growing importance of population health management and value-based care as well as market share and leverage with payers is spurring much of the trend toward physician hiring. >>>

Beware the Reimbursement Gap

If a patient doesn't pay his health insurance premiums, the insurer doesn't have to pay the provider for care rendered during the grace period. That means that up to two months of provider services may not be reimbursed. >>>

Tenet Opens Population Health Campus

Resolute Health Hospital is a test lab for population health that links all providers in Tenet Healthcare's network and the hospital on a single EMR to coordinate care. >>>

Pork and Promises Won't Fix VA Hospital Mess

Based on the bills in conference, legislation to fix the Veterans Administration healthcare system will do little more than paper over problems that result from a fundamentally bad design. >>>

Physicians Lead Most, Best ACOs

The transition to value-based healthcare requires strong physician leaders. Physician engagement is the most critical factor for ACO success. But financing and working across the care continuum are challenges for physician-led ACOs. >>>

Wellpoint Gives Voice to Physician Leaders

A social media initiative gives future physician leaders a platform from which to share their ideas on healthcare in an effort to boost debate and engagement within and beyond the medical community. >>>

Banner Health, UA Announce Statewide Care Organization

The deal between Banner and the University of Arizona Health Network is designed to improve quality and access to healthcare across the state, while lowering costs through coordinated value-based care. >>>

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News Headlines

UPMC, Highmark settle bitter standoff

Delaware Online / Associated Press, June 30, 2014

New script for healthcare: Choices expanding beyond hospitals

Observer-Dispatch, June 30, 2014

Veterans Affairs turns to HCA exec for help

The Tennessean, June 27, 2014

MA senate approves bill limiting nurse-to-patient ratio

Boston Business Journal, June 27, 2014

Here's why being a doctor rocks

Quartz / The Atlantic, June 27, 2014

Opinion: Electronic health records—First, do no harm?

InformationWeek, June 27, 2014

Crittenden voters pass measure to save hospital

Memphis Business Journal, June 26, 2014

Hospital employee alleges ongoing cover-up at Phoenix VA hospital

Star Tribune / Associated Press, June 25, 2014

IN hospital system agrees to pay federal fine / Associated Press, June 25, 2014

15 medical professionals indicted in $25M scheme / Associated Press, June 25, 2014

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