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Why Physicians Must Be Involved in Joint Replacement Strategies
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

The demand to fix problem knees and other joints continues to grow. But reduced federal reimbursement rates, projected physician shortages, and increased expenses for implants mean physicians must play key roles in both clinical work and in evaluating value associated with these surgeries. [Read More]
  September 29, 2011

Editor's Picks
Dartmouth Atlas: Readmission Rates Show 'Not Much Progress'
Hospital quality of care comes under scrutiny by Dartmouth researchers, who find wide variation in 30-day hospital readmission rates for six categories of patients. The rates have not gone down, and in some cases, have risen. [Read More]
HHS Introduces Coordinated Care Pilot for PCPs
The Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting private payers to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, a four-year Medicare shared savings pilot aimed at primary care physicians. [Read More]
Council Connection: Physicians as Co-managers
In one-on-one interviews, selected HealthLeaders Media Council members discuss whether they believe a shared governance model for service lines will become more or less relevant in the current climate of healthcare reform. [Read More]
Debating the Proposed CLIA Rule
Patient advocates say allowing patients to get test results directly from the lab will help them take control of their healthcare and reduce costs. But some physicians say proposed changes to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 could end up confusing patients and driving up the cost of lab tests. [Read More]
Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment: The Collaborative Care Disconnect
79% of leaders say physicians? support of collaborative care is mixed or unsure, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. [Read More]
Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes
Date: October 26, 2011
About: on-site or participate via live simulcast. Host Denver Health with invited guest Virtua share how to make continuous quality improvement with a focus on bottom-line value part of your institutional culture and process.
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Business Rx
Final CMS e-Prescribing Rule Eases Requirements
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has added "significant hardship" exemptions and is extending the deadline to apply for exceptions to the e-prescribing final rule in response to provider comments that the proposed rules were confusing and cumbersome. [Read More]
Physician News
MGMA: Docs Trim Practice Expenses, But Operating Costs Soar
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 22, 2011
Parkland Signs Improvement Agreement, Remains Open
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, September 29, 2011
Health 2.0: ONC Pledges to Make Patients Meaningful Users, Too
Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, September 29, 2011
Patient Dies During Lockout in CA Nurses? Strike
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 26, 2011
Dartmouth Atlas: Readmission Rates Show 'Not Much Progress'
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 28, 2011
Supreme Court could rule on healthcare law early next year
Los Angeles Times, September 27, 2011
Many docs feel they?re delivering too much care
Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2011
Hospital Focus Misdirected Toward Parents, Survey Suggests
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 28, 2011


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