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Healthcare Job Growth Boosts Employment Stats

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

September's federal jobs report is spurred by hiring within the healthcare sector. But one economist cautions that the government's work to control healthcare spending could ultimately reverse the positive jobs trend. >>>


Editor's Picks

Physicians Inch Toward Boiling Point

With as many as 60% of physicians itching to quit, it's time to address the chief factors pushing them toward the exits—malpractice concerns in an oppressive business climate, and lack of forceful group representation. >>>

Q&A: Kaiser Permanente CEO Halvorson on Retirement

Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO George Halvorson discusses his plans to step down in December 2013 from his dual role as chief of the nation's largest nonprofit health plan and head of a health system with 37 hospitals and 600 medical offices. >>>

Strategies for Securing Physician Talent

The CEO of a Kansas health center touts his board-approved progressive plan to give doctors flexibility and control over an eight-week paid time off policy. After comparing the total cost of coverage to paying locums' rates, he says, "We just can't afford not to do this." >>>

Prescription Drug Abuse Rates Hound Providers

To curb prescription drug abuse, pain management advocates are trumpeting training programs for physicians and other healthcare providers over an FDA proposal to change labeling requirements on opioids. >>>

Medical Schools, Students See Gaps in Policy Education

While most medical students feel obligated to put the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into practice, they don't understand much about it, a study shows. Does spending time scrutinizing the details of healthcare policies serve medical students well? >>>

LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET Coordinate protocols and standardize approaches to better manage cost and reform transitions in the cardiology service line, without cutting into the service or quality of care. Join Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Wellmont Health System as they share tactical approaches for maneuvering through healthcare reform transitions in the cardiology service line. Register Today >>>

News Headlines

Feds charge 91 in massive Medicare fraud scheme

CBS News, October 5, 2012

Medicare errs in hospital readmission penalties

NPR, October 5, 2012

More MA doctors embracing new payment models

The Boston Globe, October 4, 2012

Healthcare board's insurance perks 'excessive'

The Desert Sun, October 8, 2012

Insurers balk at covering GYN treatment by OhioHealth

The Columbus Dispatch, October 8, 2012

Hospitals need networks to prevent readmissions

Kaiser Health News, October 5, 2012

Medicare errs in hospital readmission penalties

NPR, October 5, 2012

Louisiana public hospital cuts will affect uninsured patients

The Times Picayune, October 5, 2012

MN lawmakers want Lou Gehrig's medical records

Journal Sentinel / Associated Press, October 5, 2012

U.S. News launches health insurance rankings

U.S. News & World Report, October 4, 2012

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