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Hospitalists Seek Parity With Hospitals
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

Adam Singer, MD, a longtime hospitalist who was named Physician Executive of the Year by the Medical Group Management Association, says that while the hospitalist movement is growing, there is still much to be done to make hospitalists equal partners where they do their work—namely, the hospitals themselves.[Read More]
  December 16, 2010

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6 Health Systems Team with Dartmouth to Study Quality, Costs
Six leading health systems have announced that they are collaborating with the Dartmouth Institute to share information on outcomes, quality, and healthcare costs across a range of common conditions and treatments in a program billed as a first of its kind.[Read More]
Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Healthcare Law Provision
A Virginia federal judge has ruled that the individual mandate—a major precept of the Obama administration's healthcare legislation—exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power.[Read More]
Physician RAC Vulnerabilities Detailed in CMS Release
Continuing efforts to publicize valuable information derived from the RAC demonstration, CMS has released on December 2 the fourth in a series of MLN Matters articles. The latest, Special Edition article SE1036, provides education on two high-risk vulnerabilities for physician claims. [Read More]
10 Strategies for Healthcare M&A Success
Healthcare merger and acquisition activity is expected to increase in 2011, which means that many executives will find themselves managing a merger or acquisition as part of their competitive strategy. Mergers and acquisitions are pursued to provide benefits such as increased financial strength, expanded market presence, improved efficiencies, and new capabilities.[Read More]
Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services
Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women's loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women's health marketing experts. [Read More]
New Intelligence Report: Reform Readiness
As the healthcare industry prepares for fundamental change under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report reveals that 60% of healthcare leaders say neither the quality nor the efficiency of healthcare at their organization will get any better under healthcare reform. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.[Read More]
Business Rx
4 Accountable Care Challenges for CMS
The January 2012 launch of the Medicare accountable care organization option is fast-approaching. To pave the way, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will need to address the challenges of facilitating clinical performance, payment infrastructure, a multi-payer base, and financial incentives.[Read More]
Physician News
Bill Exempts Doctors from FTC's Red Flag Rule on ID Theft
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Doctors seeking $200 million owed by Medicare
The Hill, December 14, 2010
PacifiCare Blocked for Paying $120 Million in Dividends
HealthLeaders Media, December 14, 2010

Critical U.S. drug shortage worsening
The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 13, 2010
Missouri secretive, lax on doctor discipline
St. Louis Today, December 14, 2010
Stent sellers were allowed inside lab despite hospital ban
The Baltimore Sun, December 15, 2010
Parkland Hospital execs will split $3.8 million in incentive pay
The Dallas Morning News, December 6, 2010
Md. lawmakers warn of physician shortages
The Washington Examiner, December 15, 2010
More union drama for Nashville hospital companies
Nashville Business Journal, for HealthLeaders Media, December 14, 2010
IU transplant surgeon dies in Michigan interstate crash
Indianapolis Star, December 14, 2010

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