Saturday, May 30, 2015

  • A physicians practice learns important lessons about its referral and patient care patterns from a project that measures cost and resource data-and lets physician leaders see the reports.

  • A campaign to remove barriers preventing physicians from practicing across state lines and promising to pave the way for further expansion of telemedicine continues to gain participants.

  • Improving patient flow through a busy emergency department does not have to be as expensive or as complicated as the cases that come through the door.

  • Everything people are saying about ICD-10 isn't untrue. It's time to separate truth from fiction and fact from baseless fear.
  • "The financial health insecurity that comes from being underinsured is substantial and puts people's health and well-being at risk," says The Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal, MD.

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by LENA J. WEINER | 05/29/2015

A campaign to remove barriers preventing physicians from practicing across state lines and promising to pave the way for further expansion of telemedicine continues to gain participants.


by HEALTHLEADERS MEDIA STAFF | 05/29/2015

Four senior healthcare executives discuss how they're investing in ambulatory and outpatient services.


by JOAN STEPHENSON PHD, CONTRIBUTING WRITER, MEDPAGE TODAY | 05/28/2015

Proponents of less-is-more medicine stress that its focus is avoiding harm rather than mere cost-cutting, which consumers fear might reduce access to necessary care. But it's also clear that targeting tests and procedures that offer little or no value will reduce wasteful spending. From MedPage Today.


by CHERYL CLARK | 05/28/2015

Decision-support tools and continual monitoring of imaging study use are helping healthcare leaders limit unnecessary exposure and waste.


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