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  February 15, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

HIT Tool Kit Targets Rural Providers

John Commins

The challenges facing rural physicians and hospitals wishing to implement electronic medical records systems are many. But an online tool for identifying health information technology resources may help. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Possible ICD-10 Delay Nets Widespread Physician Support

Signals that federal officials might "re-examine the pace" of next year's implementation dates for ICD-10 are bringing mostly favorable reactions from healthcare providers. >>>

Not-for-Profit Hospitals' Community Spending Detailed

A study sponsored by the American Hospital Association shows that not-for-profit hospitals average more than 11% of total expenses on benefits to their communities. >>>

Medicare Targeted for Cuts Under HHS Budget

Under the Department of Health and Human Services' proposed budget, Medicare providers would see their reimbursements slashed by $297 million over ten years. There is no provision for a "doc fix" to resolve the sustainable growth rate formula problem. >>>



NEW: Industry Survey 2012

Our fourth-annual Industry Survey features a new CEO report, an overall cross-sector report, and individual reports targeting Senior Leaders, Finance, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now. >>>



News Headlines

Opinion: What doctor shortage means for WI

The Journal Sentinel, February 14, 2012

Success of health reform hinges on hiring 30,000 primary care docs by 2015

The Washington Post, February 13, 2012

Health IT factors into Leapfrog's hospitals rankings

InformationWeek, February 13, 2012

NC high court to hear case of $14K hospital bill

The Virginian-Pilot / Associated Press, February 13, 2012

Eight local hospital officials got $1M in 2010

LoHud.com, February 13, 2012

Lehigh Valley Health Network surpasses 10,000 employees

The Morning Call, February 13, 2012

What to do with an empty hospital?

Buffalo News, February 10, 2012

Medicare Physician Payment Rule Factors in GPCI

HCPro Staff for HealthLeaders Media, February 10, 2012

Opinion: End may be near for hands-off regulation of healthcare insurance in TX

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, February 10, 2012



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Outpatient Care Expansion Comes Under Scrutiny

Even the most ardent proponents of outpatient care say its pace of growth may slow, depending on a community's need for integrated care and specific demand for multidisciplinary approaches. >>>

 

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