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. >>>
Arjun Srinivasan, MD, associate director for healthcare-associated infection prevention programs for the CDC, discusses what is known and not known about the "alarming increase" in frequency of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae in healthcare settings. >>>
While patient flow and practice efficiency were once the primary focus of medical directors in physician practices, directors are now shifting their focus toward delivering value and clinical quality. >>>
What a diagnostic imaging company did may not be OK, but it wasn't fraud, a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Court has ruled. The decision may be precedent-setting and significant to healthcare providers involved in Medicare contracting. >>>
Hospitalists are among healthcare's fastest growing specialties and increasingly they are playing more of a leadership role. As a result, providers must shift to accommodate a more team-based approach to care. >>>
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. >>>
Despite a rosy enrollment forecast, 40% of medical school deans surveyed have expressed "major concern" that the number of available residency training positions will fall short, says the Association of American Medical Schools. >>>
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