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Emergency NPs Get Portfolio Credentialing Alternative

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

A portfolio credentialing program is good news for nurse practitioners who are exam-phobic. More importantly, it could open up new avenues for nurses to attain board certifications in niche specialties. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Medicare Cuts Threaten 766K Healthcare Jobs, Groups Say

In a joint report, The American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, and the American Nurses Association warn of  a "profound impact on jobs" should the 2% sequester of Medicare spending go into effect January 1st. >>>

Healthcare Flux Alters Compensation Mix

Even in the face of an uncertain economy, and the challenges and pitfalls of healthcare reform, hospital workers and executives have done relatively well this year with pay raises. >>>

Hopkins Surgeon Blasts Healthcare Safety, Ethics

In the excoriating book, Unaccountable, Martin A. Makary, MD, portrays a healthcare industry operated by a deceitful and dangerous cabal of over-worked charlatans who frequently profit from unnecessary and unsafe medical procedures. >>>

3 in 10 Surgery Residents Need Remediation

A high proportion of future surgeons in six California medical schools requires additional studies, including having to repeat a year of training, says a report in the Archives of Surgery. >>>

How One Point-of-Care Strategy Cuts Readmissions

By placing a dedicated team consisting of a nurse, social worker, pharmacist, and two health navigators in the office of a physician group, a health insurance company produces measurable savings in healthcare expenses. >>>

Patient Migration Suggests Big Changes Await Rural Hospitals

Nearly half of Tennesseans living in rural areas drive past the hospitals closest to their homes to look for care in more urban settings, even when their local hospitals offer the same services, a study shows. But it does not say why. >>>

Intelligence Report

Physician Alignment—Integration over Independence

Nearly 70% of healthcare leaders anticipate the number of employed physicians to grow by more than 5% over next three years. Learn how healthcare leaders are ensuring alignment as the shift from independent to employed physicians accelerates. This original research and analysis, produced with support from MedSynergies, offers key insight from top healthcare executives, including new case studies from Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Gadsden Riverview Regional Medical Center, and Vanguard Health Chicago.

 

 

News Headlines

How doctors and hospitals have collected billions in questionable Medicare fees

Center for Public Integrity, September 18, 2012

Doctors use EHRs to do 'chart biopsies'

InformationWeek, September 18, 2012

NIH superbug claims 7th victim

The Washington Post, September 17, 2012

Doctors, others billing Medicare at higher rates

The Washington Post, September 17, 2012

As hospitals take over doctors' practices, fees rise

Orlando Sentinel, September 17, 2012

Nurses union challenges NJ hospital's staffing strategy

NJ Spotlight, September 17, 2012

Fairview billing practices violated fed law, regulators say

Star Tribune, September 14, 2012

COPD patients with low health literacy fare worse

Reuters, September 14, 2012

University Hospitals ER's online service lets patients wait in line at home

The Plain Dealer, September 13, 2012



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