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CMS to Float Physician Reporting Rules on Pay from Drug, Device Firms

Philip Betbeze

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services prepares guidelines on value transfers, physicians, hospitals, and manufacturers are rightly worried that any financial relationship, simply by being publicly listed, encourages the presumption that these relationships are by definition unethical. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CMS Releases OPPS Final Rule

The Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule unveiled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalizes changes to cancer center payments for 11 hospitals, cardiac resynchronization therapy payment, and physician supervision. >>>

Alliances: Pathways to an ACO

A fully integrated accountable care organization may be the goal, but for now, many healthcare leaders are focused on developing scale through alliances. >>>

5 Big Ideas for Physician Groups

Hot topics discussed at the Medical Group Management Association conference in Las Vegas will help physician groups navigate the business of healthcare reform, and change the practice of medicine for years to come. >>>

When Medical Errors Happen, Executives Shouldn't Hide

When tragic medical mistakes harm patients, defensive attitudes and behavior can make litigation more likely and prolonged, and can add more anxiety and suffering to the affected patients and their families, says an Institute for Healthcare Improvement report. >>>



News Headlines

Highmark Says Quality Blue Program Saves Lives, Dollars

HealthLeaders Media, November 4, 2011

Haven't Started ICD-10? It May Already Be Too Late

HealthLeaders Media, November 4, 2011

Chicago physician works nutrition into patients’ checkups

Chicago Tribune, November 3, 2011

Commenters Knock HHS Rules on Health Insurance Exchanges

HealthLeaders Media, November 3, 2011

Universal Healthcare Could Double VT's Costs

HealthLeaders Media, November 3, 2011

Opinion: 10 Reasons the Super Committee should cut Medicare

Forbes, November 2, 2011

Health guideline panels struggle with conflicts of interest

The New York Times, November 3, 2011

Denver Health CEO Patricia Gabow to retire after 20 years at helm

The Denver Post, November 2, 2011

CA hospitals sue state, HHS to block Medi-Cal cuts

Bloomberg Businessweek, November 3, 2011

Nursing CIOs play greater role

InformationWeek, November 3, 2011



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Multimedia/Events

Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

Date: November 11, 2011
About: Attend on-site or
participate via live simulcast. Live from host St. Joseph Health System—reaching the vision of patient–centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. Join us for the dialogue in a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by RelayHealth.
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Webcast: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal Marketing Initiatives

Date: November 8, 2011
About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities. >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>

 

Managing the Continuum

 

Treating Patient as Partner


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