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Are Retail Clinics Competitors or Potential Partners?

René Letourneau, Senior Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Walgreens' expansion into treatment of chronic illness could look like competition to hospitals and health systems, or it could be a possible referral source. Many provider executives are eager to partner with retail clinics. >>>


Editor's Picks

Intermountain Fined $25.5M for Stark Violations

Federal officials say Intermountain's self-disclosed violations centered on improper compensation arrangements with some physicians. Utah's largest healthcare provider says the violations were "primarily technical in nature." >>>

ONC Responds to HIE Criticism with Grants

Stung by a negative report on health information exchanges, the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is handing out nearly a half million dollars to spur private efforts in the area. >>>

Claims Costs Report Puts Actuaries in Political Hot Seat

Reaction to a report from the Society of Actuaries has thrust the group into unfamiliar territory: politics. The report bolsters an insurance industry group's claims that premiums will rise under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. >>>

Healthcare Sector Props Up March Jobs Report

Healthcare accounted for a quarter of the new jobs created in March across the United States, according to federal data. The majority of new healthcare jobs came in ambulatory services, followed by hospitals. >>>

HIT Errors 'Tip of the Iceberg,' Says ECRI

A report from the ECRI Institute blames humans for 46% of errors in which health information technology malfunctions and either causes or creates a risk of patient harm. >>>

Don't Let Loan Debt Strangle Your Practice

Many physicians practices take out multiple loans, lines of credit, and equipment leases only to find themselves smothering under debt payments. There's a better way. >>>

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News Headlines

Big data could mean big savings in healthcare, April 8, 2013

Pentagon struggles with high cost of healthcare / Associated Press, April 8, 2013

Will the sequester's cancer cuts get fixed?

The Washington Post, April 5, 2013

Obama's budget to spare medicaid from deep cuts

NPR / Associated Press, April 5, 2013

Doctors allege shuttling patients among hospitals put profit ahead of safety

Las Vegas Sun, April 4, 2013

CVS to pay US $11 million in lawsuit settlement, April 4, 2013

Dementia Cost Projected to Double by 2040

The New York Times, April 4, 2013

Senator: Hospitals profited on drugs

Charlotte Observer, April 3, 2013

Hospitals seek payment from military healthcare program

Thomson Reuters, April 3, 2013

Insurers await final 2014 Medicare Advantage rates

Bloomberg Businessweek, April 2, 2013

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