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Asking Patients About Guns is a Loaded Question for Docs

Jacqueline Fellows

The American College of Physicians says gun-related violence is a public health problem that doctors should address with patients. But few physicians actually do. >>>


Editor's Picks

CMS Makes Physician Claims Data Public

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. >>>

A Better Strategy for Dealing with Bad Physicians

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 Silence on ICD-10 Holds Healthcare Hostage

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. >>>

ACOs Show Uneven Progress

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. >>>

Patient Safety Advances Lagging

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. >>>

Business Roundup: Tenet Wins Latest Round in SC Hospital Fight

Tenet, Community Health Systems, and Mercy Health have individually finalized separate deals to build, operate, and merge healthcare organizations from Pennsylvania to Florida. >>>

Slideshow: Healthcare Leaders on Executive Compensation

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. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The New Primary Care Model—A Patient-Centered Approach to Care Coordination

This report explores strategies to marshal scarce resources in a risk-sharing outcomes-based model while keeping patients at the center. Features case studies from Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, Oregon Health & Science University Family Medicine, and Taconic Independent Practice Association. Download Today >>>

News Headlines

Federal data reveals some docs getting millions from Medicare / Associated Press, April 10, 2014

The top 10 Medicare billers explain why they charged $121M in one year

The Washington Post, April 10, 2014

Hopkins workers strike over wages

The Baltimore Sun, April 10, 2014

Many doubt benefit of annual physicals exceeds cost

The San Francisco Chronicle, April 10, 2014

Should academic physicians serve on drug-company boards?

The Atlantic, April 10, 2014

Economist: Disclosing doctors' Medicare pay might be 'pretty damning'

Bloomberg Businessweek, April 9, 2014

Physicians sound off on EHRs

The Atlantic, April 9, 2014

Drugstores play doctor: Physicals, flu diagnosis, and more

The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2014

Doctor appointment availability varies by insurance type

Reuters, April 8, 2014

Syracuse surgeon slapped sedated patients, called them insulting names, feds say, April 8, 2014

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