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Physician Practice Too Small for a PCMH? Think Again
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

Making your physician practice into a patient-centered medical home can seem like a daunting proposition. But if you're not trying to develop a medical home out of your primary care practice, don't let being "too small" be your excuse.
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  January 21, 2011

 
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Insurers Brace for Costly Changes from Healthcare Reform
The next healthcare reform battle involving health plans is now underway as the Department of Health and Human Services debates which diseases, procedures, and tests state-based insurers must cover. Under a free-market system, health plans could excuse themselves from treatments they said were not scientifically validated, but that's about to change. And if other recent rulings are any indication, insurers will find themselves on the losing end once again. [Read More]
How Hospitals Can Recoup Revenue on Resident-rendered Services
Trainees perform a significant number of unsupervised procedures on patients with private insurance but are prohibited from billing for those services. And that represents a significant amount of lost income for teaching institutions. Billing private insurers for these services might help offset the costs of graduate medical education, a new study's authors suggest. [Read More]
Hard part begins for GOP: Replacing healthcare law
After taking a largely symbolic stand in repealing the healthcare law in the House, Republicans will begin a new phase of their effort to overturn the sweeping 2010 healthcare law, pursuing a variety of strategies: court tests, funding cutoffs and piecemeal changes. [Read More]
Rounds: Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes
Medical specialties are tied back to hospitals and health systems like never before; nowhere are the resulting alignment challenges more acute than in the cardiac service line, where independent practices find themselves seeking the financial shelter of integration. Join us on February 15 live from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and share in the lessons from executives at leading national cardiac service lines and medical groups on shared governance, clinical integration, and physician alignment. [Learn More]
 
This Week's Headlines
Poll: Physicians Bearish on Healthcare Reform
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Employer Health Insurance Costs Ratcheting Up Globally
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EEOC Healthcare Bias Complaints on the Rise
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How Hospitals Can Recoup Revenue on Resident-rendered Services
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Doctors' Hospital (MI) delays decision on future
The Detroit News, January 20, 2011
Court to decide if CA can cut payments to Medi-Cal providers
Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2011
Ultimate GOP aim is a slimmer health plan
The Boston Globe, January 19, 2011
 
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Webcasts/Audio Conferences
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