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Fed Funding Aids Primary Care Need
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

Ramin Ahmadi, MD, director of medical education and research at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, is finding a way to get more primary care physicians into his community. Follow the money. The government's money, that is.[Read More]
  November 18, 2010

 
Editor's Picks
CMS Unveils ACA-Driven Innovation Center
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Donald Berwick and Center Director Richard Gilfillan have introduced the ACA directed program designed to research and test new means of providing and paying for healthcare. [Read More]
AHRQ: Rate of Adverse Events in Medicare Cases 'Disturbing'
One in seven Medicare beneficiaries suffer an adverse event during a hospital stay, a federal study for the Office of Inspector General has found.[Read More]
High-Dose Radiation Imaging Guidelines Inadequate, Researchers Say
A common test to diagnose or stage patients with chest pains and breathing difficulty for heart disease is often done multiple times, exposing patients to potentially harmful and perhaps unneeded doses of radiation, according to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.[Read More]
12 Hospitals Fined for 'Immediate Jeopardy' Violations in CA
Under laws that are the nation's toughest, California on Friday announced 14 penalties totaling $575,000 against 12 hospitals where caregivers put patients in "immediate jeopardy" of harm, such as failing to remove surgical sponges, metal retractors, drill bits, guide wires and a towel. [Read More]
Breakthroughs Report: Future Healthcare and Collaboration
Explore strategies to accelerate the drive toward more cost-efficient and quality healthcare. In this new HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—Virtua, Crouse Hospital, Heartland Health, and The Chester County Hospital—share insights and lessons learned. [Read More]
Intelligence Report: Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions
Brand-new research shows that 64% of healthcare leaders expect an increase in M&A activity between acute care hospitals and both diagnostic imaging and ambulatory surgery centers. As the transaction tide continues to rise, the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions: Opportunities and Challenges, reveals key insights to help keep you afloat. [Read More]
 
Business Rx
4 Accountable Care Challenges for CMS
The January 2012 launch of the Medicare accountable care organization option is fast-approaching. To pave the way, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will need to address the challenges of facilitating clinical performance, payment infrastructure, a multi-payer base, and financial incentives.[Read More]
 
 
Physician News
Major Changes to Healthcare Reform Law Unlikely
HealthLeaders Media, November 15, 2010
Hospital Groups Aim to Challenge ACA in Court
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CT Radiation Overdoses Caused by User Error, FDA Says
HealthLeaders Media Staff, November 16, 2010
Dialysis Investigator Draws Attention to Nephrologist Shortage
HealthLeaders Media staff, November 15, 2010

AEDS in Hospitals Fail to Improve Survival Odds
HealthLeaders Media, November 10, 2010
Doctors web ratings flawed
The Chicago Tribune, November 15, 2010
Aggressive Care for Dying Cancer Patients Futile, Study Finds
HealthLeaders Media, November 17, 2010
HCA Trauma Care Network to Expand in FL
HealthLeaders Media, November 16, 2010
Formerly obese cardiologist recounts painful reaction ? from colleagues
The Philadelphia Inquirer November 16, 2010

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