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4 Ways to Keep Physicians From Leaving

Chelsea Rice

Competitive salaries aren't enough to retain physicians, who are by nature among any healthcare organization's most ambitious and highly trained workers. >>>


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Coding Issues Land Life-Saving Doc Behind Bars

An Illinois physician, convicted of making false statements in connection with surgical codes, is serving a 10-month prison term. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons says the federal case against him is having a "chilling effect" on doctors nationwide. >>>

Brain and Spine Centers Jockey for Position

Cross-town competitors for Ohio's neuroscience patients may be downplaying their rivalry for market share, but pre-launch marketing tactics may be giving one institution an early edge. >>>

Why Nursing Should Be More Like Football

In nursing, as in football, teamwork matters. Safety huddles at the start of a shift allow nurses to strategize as a team before executing patient care. One hospital that's adopted the practice has already scored a national quality award. >>>

Weight Loss Surgery Doesn't Cut Health Costs

Bariatric surgery patients have lower costs for medication and physician's office visits up to six years later, but those savings are offset by more hospitalizations and hospital costs, health economists say. >>>

Hospital Mergers Unlikely to be Affected by Antitrust Ruling

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that makes it harder for local hospital authorities to claim immunity from federal antitrust laws will likely have little practical effect on most deals that would merge hospitals. >>>

Looming Sequestration Cuts Put Rural Providers on Edge

With 40% of rural facilities already operating at a loss, a 2% cut about to be triggered by unchecked legislation "is incredibly challenging," says an official at the National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Institute. >>>

Business Roundup: Summa Health Finds a Partner

Cincinnati-based Catholic Health Partners and Akron-based Summa Health System have signed a letter of intent to create a strategic partnership. Pittsburgh-based insurer Highmark inches closer toward affiliation with West Penn Allegheny Health System. >>>

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Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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News Headlines

Panel on healthcare work force, lacking a budget, is left waiting

The New York Times, February 25, 2013

Few saw warning signs in case of Hopkins doc accused of secretly taping patients

The Baltimore Sun, February 25, 2013

MI lawsuits shed light on practice of allowing patients to refuse treatment based on race

Cleveland Live / Associated Press, February 25, 2013

HHS: Most states on track with health law's technical demands

The Hill, February 22, 2013

Judge blocks SUNY from closing Long Island College Hospital

WNYC News, February 22, 2013

FL Medicaid expansion could create 71,300 jobs

Tampa Bay Times, February 21, 2013

Proposed NV law would let hospitals refuse to hire smokers

Las Vegas Sun, February 21, 2013

Supreme Court gives FTC a win on hospital mergers

The New York Times, February 20, 2013

Doctors-in-training face licensing delays in IL

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 20, 2013

Administration revives wage, overtime fight for home-care workers

The Hill, February 20, 2013

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