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When Things Go Wrong, Admit Mistakes
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

The University of Illinois Medical Center has a protocol for adverse events that occur when the hospital staff is at fault: Admit your mistakes and avoid malpractice litigation. [Read More]
  October 13, 2011

Editor's Picks
AMA Asks Medicare to Start Paying Doctors for Care Coordination
The American Medical Association has asked Medicare to start paying doctors for four types of chronic care coordination services which avoid more expensive in-hospital care. [Read More]
Lawmaker Letter to 'Super Committee' Makes Case for SGR Repeal
Congressional support to repeal the sustainable growth rate program is growing, as 114 members of Congress signed a bipartisan letter to the deficit super committee asking it to repeal the unpopular Medicare physician payment system. [Read More]
AHA Lobbies Congress for 'Shared Sacrifice'
The American Hospital Association is calling for "shared sacrifice" from the greater society—even if it means higher taxes or raising the Medicare eligibility age—to help the nation's hospitals avoid further reimbursement cuts over the next decade. [Read More]
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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
MedPAC Votes to Kill SGR
Margaret Dick Tocknell and John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 7, 2011
Home Laundry No Match for Pathogen-Infected Scrubs
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 4, 2011
Seeking Solutions for Brain Tumors
Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, October 11, 2011
Healthcare Leads U.S. Job Growth in September
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 10, 2011
HHS to Seek Public Input on Essential Health Benefits
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, October 12, 2011
Lowest Quality Care Goes to Poor, Minority Patients
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 7, 2011
Hospital wars: The battle for patients in Asheville, NC
Asheville Citizen-Times, October 10, 2011


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