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Pay Gap Confirmed: Male Physicians Earn More
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

A study finds a "significant gender gap" in starting salaries, by gender, of physicians leaving residency programs in New York State between 1999-2008. Researchers writing in Health Affairs say this is an unexplained trend that seems to be growing over time, and needs to be further studied.[Read More]
  February 3, 2011

Editor's Picks
AMA: 1 in 5 Medical Claims Incorrectly Processed
The American Medical Association is urging physicians to take action against inaccurate payments from private health insurers. As part of the launch of its "Heal That Claim" campaign, the AMA is supplying physicians with tools to fight flawed and inefficient claims processing by health insurers. [Read More]
Federal Judge in FL Declares Healthcare Law 'Void'
A federal judge in Pensacola, FL threw out the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional because of the individual mandate provision that requires people to carry health insurance or else pay a penalty. The ruling is likely to be appealed by the federal government.[Read More]
Heart Disease Costs to Triple by 2030
Add heart disease treatment to the list of costs that are rising as a result of the aging baby boomer population. The cost of treating heart disease in the United States will likely triple over the next 20 years, according to research published in the Jan. 24 issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. [Read More]
Higher Spending CA Hospitals Demonstrate Lower Mortality Rates
In contrast with one well-known report from Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare, an analysis of more than 2.5 million Medicare California hospital admissions has found that greater spending results in lower inpatient mortality, at least for six common medical conditions. [Read More]
Rounds: Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes
Medical specialties are tied back to hospitals and health systems like never before; nowhere are the resulting alignment challenges more acute than in the cardiac service line, where independent practices find themselves seeking the financial shelter of integration. Join us on February 15 live from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and share in the lessons from executives at leading national cardiac service lines and medical groups on shared governance, clinical integration, and physician alignment. [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
Healthcare Job Postings Surge in January
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MRSA Screenings of ICU Patients Can Reduce Hospital Costs
HealthLeaders Media January 31, 2011

Telerehab Matches Traditional Rehab for Patient Outcomes
HealthLeaders Media, January 31, 2011
Guidant Faces More Legal Action in False Claims Lawsuit
HealthLeaders Media, January 31, 2011
Informal May be Best Approach to End-of-Life Conversations
HealthLeaders Media, February 2, 2011
Readmissions Targeted for IL Blues, Hospitals
HealthLeaders Media, February 2, 2011
Giving back an identity to donated cadavers
The Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2011
Concierge medicine with smaller price tag
The New York Times, February 1, 2011

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