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Doctor Files Malpractice Suit Against Attorneys

Joe Cantlupe

In an unusual case, a New York anesthesiologist is suing his attorneys over a malpractice case that he says cost him $1 million in insurance coverage and derailed his career. >>>


Editor's Picks

IPPS Proposed Rule Adds Readmission Measures, HAC Timeline

CMS's proposed rule for Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for acute care hospitals includes clarification on which patient stays qualify as legitimate hospitals admissions and exempts certain planned admissions from the readmissions penalty. >>>

ED Cost of Care Greatly Underreported, Researcher Says

A Brown University researcher says the true cost of emergency department care may account for 10% of total healthcare spending, not 2% as a widely accepted federal report claims. >>>

Providers Grade Health Plans. Guess Who Still Stinks.

An annual survey of hospital leaders' opinions of large health plans shows WellPoint and UnitedHealthcare fighting for last place among their peers—Cigna, Aetna, Coventry, Humana, and the independent Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. >>>

Incentives, Motivations Clash Under ACOs

A body cannot serve two masters—except—some contend, in healthcare. The old saying is being put to the test as healthcare organizations join multiple ACOs without standard practice protocols. >>>

Boston Bombing Hurt Hospital Staff, Too

Clinicians can suffer emotional and physical trauma while caring for patients of mass casualty events. Because staff might be too busy or distracted to look out for themselves, employers must provide support services for hospital workers. >>>

In Rush to Promote High-Tech Treatments, What About Patients?

Competitive hospitals have a knack for promoting unproven high-tech therapies and surgical procedures in order to win market share. They must also foster a culture of caring for patients as people. How do marketing leaders' responsibilities align? >>>

Hands-On Robotic Surgery Promo Connects with Shoppers

A New Jersey hospital demystifies the da Vinci robotic surgical system by letting patients interact with the robots and the surgeons who operate them at a mall with a high-income demographic. >>>

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Date: June 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join radiology experts as they examine how standards-based radiology can impact fiscal performance, patient satisfaction and physician referrals. Register Today >>>

News Headlines

Doctor resentenced to life in federal prison for bombing chief of AR Medical Board

Star Tribune / Associated Press, May 2, 2013

DOJ: 2 MT hospitals to pay $3.95M over referrals

The Billings Gazette / Associated Press, May 2, 2013

Primary care physician pay rose 2.9% nationally

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 1, 2013

MetroHealth to stop hiring smokers

Columbus Business First, May 1, 2013

Hospital patients need an advocate at their side to avoid medical errors

The Washington Post, April 30, 2013

MO doctor helps spark probe of medical device industry

St. Louis Business Journal, April 30, 2013

Doctor: 'I gave up on healthcare in America'

CNNMoney, April 29, 2013

Healthcare jobs saved MN

Minnesota Public Radio, April 29, 2013

Editorial: HMA investing further in local economy, healthcare

Naples Daily News, April 29, 2013

Boston ER doctor finds marathon memories hard to shake

NPR, April 26, 2013

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