They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a difference in healthcare. >>>
Citing bipartisan support in Congress, Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, president of the American Medical Association, believes a "doc fix," in the form of a total repeal of the sustainable growth rate funding formula for physicians, is imminent. >>>
With the go-live date rapidly approaching, hospitals and health systems need to make ICD-10 a priority if they want to avoid costly surprises and setbacks. >>>
The latest update to the federal website that reports hospital quality data adds rates of stroke, C. diff and MRSA infections, blood clot prevention and care measures and expanded readmissions data. >>>
We do not know the extent of the trouble about to rain down on healthcare information technology, but it is out there, and will start pelting providers within weeks, not months. >>>
Some academic medical centers are being excluded from state health insurance exchanges because their costs are higher than other hospitals'. The resulting squeeze on revenues "raises very real worries about hospitals' ability to carry out their mission," says the New Jersey Hospital Association. >>>
The top issues on the Physicians Foundation Watch List for 2014 are related to healthcare reform. Some matters, such as health insurance exchanges, are no longer a theoretical concern, but an emergent and very real one. >>>
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