The new Medicare rules' greatest savings will come from provisions that broaden the definition of a hospital's medical staff in a way that allows hospitals to grant privileges to both physicians and non-physicians, even if they're not on staff. >>>
While healthcare providers find plenty they'd like to change within the Meaningful Use Stage 2 proposed rules, a 68-page letter from the American Hospital Association is generating the ire of patient and consumer advocate groups. >>>
Hospitals offering a wide range of plastic surgery procedures for both medical and cosmetic purposes are seeing increased patient load. Some hospitals develop a separate plastic surgery service line, while others keep it within other service lines such as oncology. Success for hospitals revolves around awareness, coordination, and rhinoplasty. >>>
Evidence suggests that some hospitals without must-have market power can get reasonably decent rates when health insurers are trying to maintain hospital competition in the market, a study shows. >>>
Hospital-physician partnerships don't guarantee that referrals will follow. A successful physician referral program requires a concerted, coordinated approach—and attention to costly self-referral violations. >>>
Date: May 15, 2012
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