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Demand for APRNs Set to Spike

John Commins

With healthcare coverage set to expand extensively under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the American Nurses Association believes that one of the most effective means of meeting the healthcare needs of these newly insured patients will be through advanced practice registered nurses. >>>


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Parkland Reorg Designates Interim Leaders

A shakeup of the senior leadership team at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas leaves five of the top six positions filled with interim appointees as the search for a permanent CEO continues. >>>

Physicians Weigh In on SGR Debate

Five physician group representatives added their voices to the sustainable growth rate debate at a Congressional roundtable about Medicare payments. But they were unable to offer a fix by January 2013, and reiterated that current plans for reimbursement cuts could put many physician practices and hospitals out of business. >>>

89 ACOs Open for Business

The launch of 89 accountable care organizations in 40 states on July 1 means more than 2.4 million Medicare beneficiaries are receiving care from shared savings ACOs, federal officials say. >>>

Time to Focus on Rural Nurse Staffing

Nurse leaders take heed: When the next staffing shortage comes, rural healthcare organizations will feel the pinch more acutely than their urban counterparts. The time for retention and recruitment is now. >>>

News Headlines

Troubled NY hospitals forgo coverage for malpractice

The New York Times, July 16, 2012

More OH nurses seek 4-year degrees

The Columbus Dispatch, July 16, 2012

Global physician payments show promise as consumers wait for savings

WBUR, July 13, 2012

Steward Health Care's power play

Commonwealth Magazine, July 12, 2012

Capital Health laying off 175 employees at NJ hospitals

The Times, July 12, 2012

St. Luke's Hospital's future uncertain

San Francisco Chronicle, July 12, 2012

Abington Hospital doctors oppose hospital merger

The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 12, 2012

Primary care doctor pay jumps past $200K as reform, market push new pay methods

Forbes, July 11, 2012

Mayo tries different approach to healthcare consolidation

Minnesota Public Radio, July 11, 2012

KY care shortage prompts non-physicians to seek greater independence

The Courier-Journal, July 11, 2012

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Refocus: Building the Best Physician Team

As hospitals move from a fee-for-service to value-based world, leaders are exploring how to create a physician team of generalists, specialists, and subspecialists to best meet the new needs of care.  >>>


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