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State of Gynecologic Oncology
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

In the tiny subspecialty of gynecologist oncologists, the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists conducted its extensive survey of its 1,100 practitioners late last year, a once every five year event. Compared to five years ago, there were major differences in what was said about the evolving physician practice. And the survey revealed an evolving nature of the SGO itself. [Read More]
  May 27, 2010

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Healthcare Budgets for Pay Increases Continue to Dip in 2010
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Hospitals and critical access hospitals will soon be able to use credentialing and privileging information about telemedicine providers from the remote location, according to proposed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services changes to the Conditions of Participations. The proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register for public comment. [Read More]
AMA Says Health Plans Should Enforce Rules in New 10-Point 'Code of Conduct'
The American Medical Association has released its new Code of Conduct, a list of dos and don'ts that it says all health insurers should enforce. The physician group says it hopes to publish a scorecard showing which plans play by these rules in a few years. [Read More]
Editor's Note
From all of us at HealthLeaders Media, have a safe Memorial Day holiday. HealthLeaders Media PhysicianLeaders will take next week off, but will be back with a new issue on June 10.
Business Rx
Three Essential Steps To Deal With Disruptive Practitioners
Unchecked bad behavior among practitioners can lead to anything from dings on accreditation surveys to costly legal battles with patients. Medical staffs looking to improve their disruptive behavior policies may use the following three tips as a starting point. [Read More]
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Heart tests at Harlem Hospital Center went unread
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