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News Roundup: Doc Pay, Quality Reporting, and a Tough New Law

Jacqueline Fellows

Three things to know this week: How much a physician earns is largely dependent on practice size and geographic location, quality reporting is expanding, and a new Tennessee law is tough on drug addicted mothers. >>>


Editor's Picks

Telemedicine's Expanding Options

Spurred by new laws and policies that permit online teleconsultations, both payers and providers are exploring ways to enable patients' access to care in ways that also meet growing industry demands. >>>

CMS Releases 2015 IPPS Proposal

The focus of Medicare's hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposal is on quality measures such as hospital-acquired conditions, readmissions, and value-based purchasing. >>>

Hospital Rankings: The More, the Murkier

Once the stuff of health policy journals, hospital rankings based on public data are easily accessible to providers, payers, and patients. Therein lies the problem. >>>

Cigna Puts a Premium on Cancer Prevention

As model payment for healthcare services moves from fee-for-service to a system based on value, the health insurer Cigna is putting an emphasis on colon cancer prevention measures. >>>

PCMH: Shouldn't Patients Have Their Say?

Recent research that casts a pall on the cost and quality effectiveness of the patient-centered medical home is far from the final word on what patients—especially older, expensive ones—say they want from their physicians. >>>

Return of the Autopsy

The autopsy, long out of favor in non-forensic cases, is enjoying new life in some hospitals as a tool for uncovering cause of death and improving quality of care. >>>

Sports Medicine Turns to Telemedicine

Advances in telehealth technology are revolutionizing how healthcare providers respond to the hard knocks and head injuries athletes sustain on the football field, soccer pitch, and ice rink. >>>

Wilderness is this Doc's Emergency Department, Classroom, Passion

A stint working at an AIDS hospice in Zambia and a run on the reality show Survivor are among the experiences that helped guide Gabriel Cade, MD, toward a fellowship in wilderness medicine, a growing subspecialty of emergency medicine. >>>

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News Headlines

New price transparency rules for hospitals under Obamacare

The Hill, May 1, 2014

Cloud, analytics improve breast cancer screening education

InformationWeek, May 1, 2014

HIV patient's lawsuit against Lahey Clinic and doctors moves forward

Boston Business Journal, May 1, 2014

World Health Organization: No, seriously, stop abusing antibiotics

The Atlantic, May 1, 2014

A deadly fungus and questions at a hospital

The New York Times, April 30, 2014

The healthcare system is so broken, it's time for doctors to strike

The Daily Beast, April 30, 2014

Opinion: A doctor's declaration of independence

The Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2014

Syracuse hospital says it may be sued over patient slapping, April 30, 2014

Doctors get millions from Medicare after losing their licenses

Bloomberg, April 29, 2014

Hospitals go clean, post doc reviews

Healthcare IT News, April 29, 2014

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