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Infuriated by MOC Rules, Physicians Unleash on Certification Boards

Cheryl Clark

Revised maintenance of certification rules are drawing howls of protest from doctors who are angry about "extortive" costs and other burdens. >>>


Editor's Picks

Beware the Reimbursement Gap

If a patient doesn't pay his health insurance premiums, the insurer doesn't have to pay the provider for care rendered during the grace period. That means that up to two months of provider services may not be reimbursed. >>>

TJC Advises on Infections Linked to Misuse of Vials

The potential adverse effects of unsafe injection practices are not typically seen immediately, but can have catastrophic consequences for patients and for providers, says The Joint Commission. >>>

Tenet Opens Population Health Campus

Resolute Health Hospital is a test lab for population health that links all providers in Tenet Healthcare's network and the hospital on a single EMR to coordinate care. >>>

Take Advantage of ICD-10 Delay

It's not too soon to start coordinating with referral partners, planning for the increased workload that will come with ICD-10, and making sure that provisions for dual coding are in place. >>>

Alexian, Adventist to Create 'JOC' in Chicago

Described as "neither a merger nor an acquisition," the deal between Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Health to form a "joint operating company" is intended to reduce overhead and improve economies of scale as they move toward population health models. >>>

Senior Medicare Fraud Patrol Recovers $5.9M

A California beneficiary trained to spot fraud saw something on her Medicare summary notice and said something to her local fraud patrol organization, sparking a multi-year federal investigation and ending in jail time for fraudsters. >>>

GenHealth Joint Venture Banks on Well-Being

One of the biggest independent physician groups in Texas has teamed up with one of the oldest advocates for a well-being approach to healthcare. >>>


Roundtable: Healthcare-Acquired Infections: Culture Over Campaigns

Although healthcare-acquired infections have received wide spread attention from hospitals, healthcare associations, and regulators, they remain a serious patient care issue and an avoidable high expense. Five healthcare leaders discuss the cultural, leadership, and organizational changes needed for HAI prevention and treatment. Free Download >>>

News Headlines

Shortage of saline solution has hospitals on edge

Kaiser Health News / KQED, June 26, 2014

Free the data: Goals for meaningful use stage 3

InformationWeek, June 26, 2014

Penalizing hospitals for being unsafe: Why adverse events are a big problem

Kaiser Health News, June 26, 2014

WellSpan warns that patient information may have been downloaded accidentally

The York Daily Record, June 26, 2014

House, Senate begin compromise talks on vets healthcare bill

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, June 25, 2014

Hospital employee alleges ongoing cover-up at Phoenix VA hospital

Star Tribune / Associated Press, June 25, 2014

MI lobbyists, hospitals oppose efforts to pass infection reporting laws, June 25, 2014

At acute care hospitals, recovery is rare, but comfort is not

The New York Times, June 25, 2014

Parkview to pay $800,000 records fine

The Journal Gazette, June 24, 2014

Should Metro Detroit hospitals be required to report HAIs?, June 23, 2014

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New Goals, New Alliances

The historically adversarial relationship between providers and payers is shifting toward cautious cooperation as both sides recognize that they must implement structural and strategic changes to ensure their mutual survival. >>>


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