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PCPs Breaking Even on Mental Health Costs

Jacqueline Fellows

When behavioral health providers and primary care physicians work closely to coordinate care, the integration of mental health care with primary care doesn't have to break the bank. >>>


Editor's Picks

Physician Pay Increasingly Linked to Value-based Metrics

Primary care doctors surveyed by the Medical Group Management Association say nearly 6% of their compensation was pegged to quality metrics in 2013, up from 3% in 2012. >>>

4 Hot Healthcare Exec Titles; 1 Not

Healthcare hiring trends favor physician leaders with clinical knowledge and an aptitude for strategy, rather than only business school smarts. >>>

Critical Times for Small and Rural Hospitals

For healthcare facilities that serve an important niche, such as critical access hospitals, a variety of pressures are changing the way they do business. >>>

2015 OPPS Proposed Rule Detailed

The 2015 outpatient prospective payment proposed rule from CMS contains refinements to the previously introduced comprehensive ambulatory payment classification policy, significant packaging of ancillary services, and a change for inpatient certification requirements. >>>

MU Slides into Summer of Discontent

If the top dog in the EHR food chain is feeling like he is dragging regulatory chains around, then we have a technology modernization program that is, at best, troubled, and at worst, in crisis. >>>

Hospitals Hop on World Cup Bandwagon

With the world's eyes on the soccer competition in Brazil, healthcare organizations are jumping at the chance to use the tournament's momentum to promote their services and positive population health messages. >>>

Surgeon Breaks Through Boys' Club, Scales Olympic Heights

Gloria Beim, MD, pushed past gender bias early in her career to become an orthopedic surgeon, found her own practice, and be named Chief Medical Officer for the United States Olympic Committee. >>>

Doc Shortage 'Fix' Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Pending legislation in Missouri would create a new class of medical license, "the assistant physician." Critics say it would establish a reprehensible dual standard of care, one for the rural and underserved and another for everyone else. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The New Quality Equation—Measuring Success and Eliminating Waste

This report reveals how healthcare leaders are using continuous improvement and other tools to standardize processes, improve patient care, and cut costs. Free Download >>>

News Headlines

Anthem Blue Cross faces another suit over Obamacare doctor networks

The Los Angeles Times, July 10, 2014

Race is on to profit from rise of urgent care

The New York Times, July 10, 2014

New hospital garments could minimize infection

First Coast News, July 10, 2014

Meadowlands Hospital to eliminate 100 jobs, CEO letter says, July 10, 2014

UnitedHealth: New doctor payment plan cut cancer care costs

Reuters, July 9, 2014

Former NYC hospital executive charged with $5.6 million painkiller theft

Reuters, July 9, 2014

Hopkins, hospital union agree to tentative deal on wage increases

The Baltimore Sun, July 9, 2014

AL physicians form network to provide private care for state veterans, July 8, 2014

Boot camp for new doctors aims to prevent 'July effect'

CBS News / Associated Press, July 8, 2014

Doctors may soon be paid for not making you wait

Forbes, July 7, 2014

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Webcast: Hospitals Developing Health Plans—Key Steps to Becoming a Provider-Payer

Date: July 16, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Health plan leaders from North Shore-LIJ and Sanford Health outline the strategic transition from provider to payer, and new opportunities for controlling costs, managing risk, and maximizing reimbursements. Register Today >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

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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