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Proposed Duty Hour Limits for Residents Meet with Scrutiny
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

Medical residency program directors are reacting to a plan to limit the number of hours first-year physician residents can work. Plans also call for increased supervision during shifts and recommendations for napping. [Read More]
  March 17, 2011

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MedPAC Calls for Pay Raise for Doctors, Hospitals
Physicians and other health professionals should receive a 1% pay boost for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries in 2012, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission said in its latest annual list of "update" reimbursement recommendations. [Read More]
3 Readmissions to Reduce Now
As the rising tide of healthcare reform rolls in, the time is now for healthcare organizations to reduce readmissions by prepping for penalty conditions, and calculating revenue at risk. [Read More]
5 Ways to Maximize Profitability in Contract Negotiations
Few healthcare providers would consider going into a critical negotiation process without a plan of action—in the form of extensive patient indexes, historical reimbursement rates and methods and, competitive insights—yet numerous hospitals across the country are doing just that when it comes to negotiations with payers. Here are five important steps to maximize revenue capture and maintain profitability by product lines when negotiating contracts. [Read More]
U.S. Nuclear Emergency Preparedness Poor, Report Says
Most states are "poorly prepared" to respond to a major radiation emergency like the nuclear disaster that Japan faces now, according to a report and survey of state health health departments by Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.[Read More]
Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services
Given the growing trend toward all-inclusive cancer centers, do you know how to differentiate your own oncology services to protect and grow your market share? Your oncology care is distinct. Its marketing should be, too. Join HealthLeaders Media on March 31 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and a case study, for valuable lessons from marketing leaders. [Read More]
Rounds: Build a Better Orthopedic Team: Engage, Measure, and Perform
Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy. [Read More]
Business Rx
Health Coaching Plays Role in the ACO
The challenge most providers face with accountable care organizations is not just how to manage risk, but also how to assist and coach patients on making positive and sustained changes in their lifestyles.[Read More]
Physician News
CA Investigating Latest Health Net Data Breach
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Preventive Services Lacking in Older Adult Population, HHS Says
HealthLeaders Media, March 16, 2011
OIG Cries Foul on CMS Sexual Dysfunction Drug Reimbursements
HealthLeaders Media, March 15, 2011
FL Physician Sentenced 3.5 years for Medicare Fraud
HealthLeaders Media, March 15, 2011
Hospital designs a development platform for medical web apps
Government Technology, March 16, 2011

Despite incentives, doctors wary about switching to EHR
The Washington Post, March 16, 2011
Medicare fraud settlements up 56% in FY 2010
HealthLeaders Media, March 16, 2011
U.S. drug prices outstrip other medical costs: GAO
Chicago Tribune/Reuters, March 15, 2011
Houston's hospital district to screen for green first
Houston Chronicle, March 15, 2011
Baltimore ophthalomologist accused of unnecessary procedures
The Baltimore Sun, March 16, 2011
MA medical teams sidelined in Japanese disaster aid
The Boston Globe, March 15, 2011
Woman accuses CA hospital worker of sexual assault
Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2011
Tricare target of cuts as costs projected to reach $65B
The Washington Post, March 15, 2011


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