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My Generation
Rick Johnson, Senior Editor

I consider myself fortunate to have had the chance to talk to a number of physician leaders and administrators from hospitals and medical groups. Frequently, the positions of hospital managers and physician leaders are at odds, but one thing they've been agreeing on lately is the general lower quality of the newer Generation X and Y physicians. [Read More]
  November 29, 2007

Editor's Picks
Pay for performance may not lead to healthier patients
The verdict is still out on exactly how the healthcare industry's pay-for-performance experiment will impact the quality of care, but a new study suggests that it won't be the solution many are looking for. Researchers examined a performance-based compensation system in Chicago and surrounding suburbs and found that patient outcomes often didn't improve under the program. [Read More]
Doctors treat from afar using eICUs
This article in the Boston Globe highlights a growing adoption of eICUs--telemedicine technology that allows intensive care doctors to monitor patients without being present in the hospital. Hospitals using the technology are already seeing decreases in patient mortality, and it has the potential to alleviate problems with ED call coverage, particularly in rural areas. [Read More]
Physicians rank insurer programs
Minnesota physicians seem frustrated with insurers' physician-ranking systems based on performance measures--arguing they create an administrative burden and don't reward investments in information technology--and have turned the tables by rating nine pay-for-performance programs. CMS topped the list, while the Bridges to Excellence program was ranked last. [Read More]
Michigan doctors to see drop in malpractice premiums
Good news for Michigan physicians: Insurers in the state are cutting malpractice premiums by as much as 13 percent by 2008 in part because tort-reform laws passed nearly 15 years ago have reduced malpractice awards. Obstetricians, for example, will still pay about $120,000 per year, but that's much lower than rates in neighboring states, such as Illinois, where doctors are charged a whopping $300,000 for insurance. [Read More]
Business Rx
Practices Turn to NPPs to Improve Efficiency
Although physician compensation growth has slowed down, nonphysician provider compensation is climbing as fast as ever, according to data from the 2007 MGMA Physician Compensation and Production Survey. [Read More]
Physician News
Doctors concerned about the exploding use of CT scanners
Boston Globe - November 29, 2007
Florida hospital's CEO slammed by doctors
St. Petersburg Times - November 29, 2007
Dwindling primary care doctors may mean worse healthcare
Salt Lake Tribune - November 29, 2007
Resolution provides push for patient-centered medical homes
American Academy of Family Physicians - November 29, 2007
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