The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a potential treasure trove of 2012 Medicare physician claim information. The release, which makes the data public for the first time since 1979, is "a huge step to making the Medicare system more transparent," CMS says. >>>
While HR handles most personnel issues in hospitals, the use of professionalism committees is on the rise. Staffed by physicians, they confront peers who are exhibiting disruptive behavior and they provide counseling. >>>
CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner firmly vowed only weeks ago that there would be no ICD-10 delay. Now that an undefined delay has been announced, she remains silent on ICD-10's next steps. >>>
Just over half of the 114 organizations to join one of two Medicare accountable care organization efforts in 2012 report no decrease in health spending below targets during their first 12 months. >>>
A decade after the release of an IOM report warning of serious threats to patient safety associated with nurses' work environments, things haven't changed as much as might have been expected. >>>
Tenet, Community Health Systems, and Mercy Health have individually finalized separate deals to build, operate, and merge healthcare organizations from Pennsylvania to Florida. >>>
Compensation formulas for physician leaders are being recalculated to reward clinical performance over volume metrics. Four healthcare leaders discuss compensation strategy changes their organizations have made to attract, engage, and retain top talent. >>>
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