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Squelch Disruptive Docs or Face Consequences

Joe Cantlupe

Hospitals and physician groups are stepping up intervention techniques to tackle problems caused by disruptive physicians, which can be expensive if left unaddressed, causing fallout from potential litigation and from hiring replacements. >>>


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Medicare Cuts Threaten 766K Healthcare Jobs, Groups Say

In a joint report, The American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, and the American Nurses Association warn of  a "profound impact on jobs" should the 2% sequester of Medicare spending go into effect January 1st. >>>

Physician Fee Proposal Generates Calls for Changes

Public comments on a proposed rule to set the Medicare physician fee schedule for 2013 provide insight into the complicated fee structure and focus on care coordination, misvalued codes, multiple procedure payment reductions, telehealth services, and scope of practice for certified registered nurse anesthetists. >>>

IOM Urges 10 Major Healthcare Fixes

The Institute of Medicine, citing widespread wasteful and inefficient practices, is calling for a major overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system to use resources better and to remove barriers to quality care. >>>

Slideshow: 10 Healthcare IT Predictions

In honor of National Health IT Week, here are 10 predictions for healthcare IT over the next 12 months—none of them involving Meaningful Use or ICD-10. >>>

Blood Infections Plunge 40% Under Safety Protocol

Developed by infection control guru Peter Pronovost, MD, the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program is a culture change and teamwork model that has demonstrated significant reductions in central line-associated bloodstream infections. >>>

Solid HCAHPS Scores Only a Start

Officials at Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, MI have been extremely pleased with the facility's HCAHPS scores. But that doesn't mean hospital executives are free of the pressure to do even better. >>>

ICD-10: Time's Up; No More Excuses

As worrisome as the final deadlines for use of ICD-10 codes are, it's time to stop the foot dragging. Now, the question is, how. A simple, clean cutover from earlier coding systems to ICD-10 may not be possible. >>>

How One Point-of-Care Strategy Cuts Readmissions

By placing a dedicated team consisting of a nurse, social worker, pharmacist, and two health navigators in the office of a physician group, a health insurance company produces measurable savings in healthcare expenses. >>>

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Managing Disruptive Docs in a New Era of Hospital-Physician Relations

Date: Sept. 17, 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET)


Left unchecked, disruptive physicians do more than just create a negative work environment; they endanger patient care and can lead to million-dollar lawsuits and bad publicity. Top experts from Sanford Health and other leading organizations demonstrate early intervention techniques and a range of effective resources that can help you reduce behavioral problems, retain star physicians, and create a healthier workplace.


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News Headlines

Does HCA Follow Best Practices?

HealthLeaders Media, September 10, 2012

Providers seek consulting firms for smaller EHR projects

InformationWeek, September 13, 2012

When doc's office is open longer, patient costs dip

Reuters, September 13, 2012

New medical care networks show savings

The New York Times, September 12, 2012

Whistle-blower lawsuit alleges All Children's overpaid doctors

Tampa Bay Times, September 12, 2012

Community paramedics, one solution to growing rural doctor shortage

Minnesota Public Radio, September 12, 2012

NY doctors, insurer try to change primary care

Buffalo News, September 10, 2012

Medication alert fatigue is curable

InformationWeek, September 7, 2012

Better Heart Attack Care Stems from Innovative Leadership

HealthLeaders Media, September 7, 2012


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