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Physicians Gain In Weight Loss Clinics
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

Physicians who are reducing or leaving general practice to become weight loss clinic owners are finding financial success amid the ballooning U.S. obesity epidemic. However, surveys show that many primary care physicians are confused about how to discuss weight issues. [Read More]
  August 4, 2011

 
Editor's Picks
Recruitment Rising as Leadership Priority
The healthcare workforce shortage is not going to magically solve itself in the next decade. At the same time, job descriptions will be changing, and even top executives will need to update their skill sets. It's time to change up recruitment methods, leaders are advising. [Read More]
CMS Scales Back on Payment Cuts
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released its final rule for the FY 2012 Inpatient Prospective Payment System integral to inpatient Medicare reimbursement at short-term and long-term acute care hospitals. The change means $1.13 billion more for hospitals in 2012. [Read More]
HHS: No Copays for Preventive Women's Health Services
The Department of Health & Human Services has accepted guidelines that require new health insurance plans to cover women's preventive services such as well-woman visits, breastfeeding support, domestic violence screening, and contraception without charging a copayment, co-insurance, or a deductible. [Read More]
AHA: Drop HIPAA Access Report Provision
Federal regulators are "misguided" in their proposed HIPAA disclosures rule, disregarding what Congress intended through HITECH and failing to balance patient privacy rights with the technological capabilities of providers, the American Hospital Association says. [Read More]
Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs
Date: August 16, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live webcast. Get accountable care strategies from ACO pioneers Norton Healthcare, Humana, and Palmetto Health—first movers who already have experienced the challenges of building a new framework for healthcare delivery.
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Rounds: Women's Health Strategies for Service Line Growth and Quality
Date: September 15, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Learn how host Bon Secours Richmond Health System and invited guest Geisinger Health System maximize downstream revenue in their women's health services, as well as opportunities for integration, quality and customer loyalty.
[Read More]
 
Business Rx
6 Physician Retention Strategies
If the greatest asset of a healthcare organization is its physicians, why then are so few resources put into retention and so many put into recruitment? Experts discuss the compelling financial reasons behind budgeting to retain star physicians. [Read More]
 
 
Physician News
NIH Awards $84M for Ischemia Trial
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 3, 2011
Healthcare Online Job Postings Decline Again
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 2, 2011
Healthcare partnership pays big dividends
Los Angeles Times, August 3, 2011
Medicare, Medicaid advocates cast wary eye on budget deal
NPR, August 3, 2011
Are hospital-based doctors fueling health spending?
Chicago Tribune, August 2, 2011
St. Joseph Hospital (NH) to close subsidiary companies, cut jobs
Nashua Telegraph, August 2, 2011
Opinion: The doctor will see you?eventually
The New York Times, August 2, 2011
Stigma hinders treatment for postpartum depression
NPR, August 2, 2011

Webcasts/Rounds

August 16: Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs

Sept 15: Rounds: Women's Health Strategies for Service Line Growth and Quality

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