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PODs Spark a Political War
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

The Senate Finance Committee is looking into physician-owned distributorships, signaling what may be an all-out government assault on the highly controversial practice. Or the whole thing may fall flat, depending on the politics of Capitol Hill, where regulators have examined the POD issue before. [Read More]
  June 16, 2011

 
Editor's Picks
3 in 4 Young Adults Go to Doctor's Office for Routine Care
In an online poll, 90 percent of adults aged 18 to 26, said they visited a healthcare provider at least once in the past year. The American Academy of Family Physicians cites prevention as a driver. [Read More]
NQF Adds 4 Serious Reportable Events, Updates 25
The National Quality Forum board has approved for endorsement a list of 29 serious reportable events including surgical and invasive procedures and radiologic, device, and care management events. The full list of events is subject to a public appeals process. [Read More]
Pronovost: Surveillance Bias Threatens Quality Payment Fairness
A serious problem of 'surveillance bias' threatens the fairness of quality incentive payments and therefore, the integrity of public reporting about harm, says infection checklist pioneer Peter Pronovost, MD, and his Johns Hopkins research colleague Elliott R. Haut, MD. [Read More]
Physician Recruiters Share Alternative Strategies
As the physician shortage skyrockets, so should a hospital or health system's recruiting efforts. Priorities have long centered on attracting patients, but it's time to focus on physician recruitment using portals, live chats, and other innovations besides just word of mouth. [Read More]
Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
Date: July 20, 2011
What: Integration will be the key to success in the accountable care era, whether your organization develops an official ACO or not. Organizations must develop strong relationships with employed and affiliated physicians. Join us to get alignment strategies to thrive in an increasingly integrated industry.
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New book: The Complete Guide to Physician Relationships
Author: Kriss Barlow, RN, MBA
Based on extensive research and an in-depth survey of nearly 200 physicians, The Complete Guide to Physician Relationships outlines exactly what information physicians want and how they want to receive it from healthcare leaders, peers, marketing executives, and physician relations representatives. Get the critical data that you need to succeed with your physician relations, referral, and communication efforts.
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Business Rx
Health Coaching Plays Role in the ACO
The challenge most providers face with accountable care organizations is not just how to manage risk, but also how to assist and coach patients on making positive and sustained changes in their lifestyles.[Read More]
 
 
Physician News
ED Diversion Raises Heart Attack Mortality
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 14, 2011
Healthcare Partnership Targets KY's Medically Underserved
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 15, 2011
DOJ Intervenes in TN Stent Fraud Lawsuit
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for Healthleaders Media, June 14, 2011
Doctors given exclusive deals at Kettering Medical Center
Dayton Daily News, June 14, 2011
Nonprofit Hospital Donations Up 8% in FY10
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 14, 2011
6 Physician Retention Strategies
Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, June 6, 2011
To curb malpractice costs, NY judges jump in early
The New York Times, June 13, 2011
When the treatment makes patients sick
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 13, 2011
NJ hospital urged to consider medical mall instead
The Record, June 14, 2011

Webcasts/Rounds

June 23: Webcast: Transform Your ED into a Profit Center

July 20: Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era

August 16: Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs

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