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ACO Recruiting Turns to Non-Physicians

Joe Cantlupe

More than 80% of executives expect to increase recruitment of non-physician providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants to take over physician functions under the accountable care organizations model, a recruiting survey shows. >>>


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Mount Sinai Innovates to Absorb Evacuated Patients

When NYU Langone Medical Center needed to move critically ill patients out of its storm-crippled hospital, Mount Sinai came up with a way to accommodate them. >>>

Clinical Documentation for Higher Reimbursements

Hospitals and health systems must accurately define how sick their populations are—not only to take good care of patients, but also to be reimbursed correctly. Borgess Health uncovered more than $6 million in reimbursement by getting physicians to improve their documentation. >>>

Court Rulings Could Squelch Reports of Errors

Rulings by the Kentucky State Supreme Court may discourage healthcare providers from speaking up or collecting data about medical errors, say two hospital associations. >>>

NCQA: Health Plan Quality of Care is Improving

In its annual report, the National Committee for Quality Assurance finds "some very impressive results," particularly around obesity, where a greater focus has been measured, says the committee's president. >>>

Prompt Pay Law Set to Shift in GA

A new Georgia law that will extend prompt pay regulations from traditional insurers to include third party administrators is pitting payers against providers. >>>

Bad CDC Data May Have Skewed Research

Some Centers for Disease Control data on emergency department visits is so marred by error, that it calls into question the veracity of "hundreds of papers," a researcher says >>>

A Colonoscopy Campaign for Gilligan's Island Watchers

How can hospitals persuade baby boomers to schedule colonoscopies? Combine a nostalgic pop-culture reference with smart online advertising. >>>

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News Headlines

GAO: Doctors' 'self-referrals' cost Medicare more than $100M

The Hill, November 1, 2012

Physicians swap traditional practices for new models

Kaiser Health News, November 1, 2012

Mining physicians' notes for medical insights

MIT News, November 1, 2012

Hidden curriculum shapes how med students learn end-of-life care

NPR / Kaiser Health News, October 31, 2012

Community health center opens in Hardin to 'fill a gap' in healthcare services

The Billings Gazette, October 31, 2012

Treating the high cost of healthcare

Journal-Advocate / The Denver Post, October 30, 2012

Baptist, Vanderbilt to share cancer resources

The Commercial Appeal, October 30, 2012

Nashville General Hospital supporters want inpatient care to continue

The Tennessean, October 30, 2012

Feds give $2.2M grant to surgeon whose warnings were dismissed by Parkland

The Dallas Morning News, October 30, 2012

Crucial test for an outpost of healthcare

Los Angeles Times, October 29, 2012

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