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  September 19, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Obesity Fight Needs Non-traditional Partners

John Commins

Studies have shown success in using cooperative extension offices as venues for treating obesity among rural populations, but the idea is embraced neither by rural providers nor extension services. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Joint Commission 'Top Performers' List Adds 200 Hospitals

Largely absent from the Joint Commission's roster of 620 acute care hospitals named "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures" are academic medical centers, which routinely show up on other "best hospital" lists. >>>

$11B in Looming Medicare Cuts Detailed

A report issued by the Office of Management and Budget shows that while the overall cut to Medicare is relatively small at just 2%, the actual dollar figure will put hospitals in a tough spot. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

Emergency NPs Get Portfolio Credentialing Alternative

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. >>>

Hospital CEO's Plans Give Community a Jolt

Chicago's Saint Anthony Hospital is betting on diversifying not only its revenue stream, but its lines of business. And those businesses might have nothing to do with healthcare—at least not as it's traditionally defined. >>>

Hospitals to Congress: Drop Payment Cap Proposal

The nation's four largest hospital associations and their allies are urging Congress to oppose a cap on payments for outpatient services in hospitals. The groups say the proposal would reduce payments by at least 71% for 10 of the most common outpatient hospital services. >>>

 

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

House panel readies bill to alter health law's medical loss ratio

The Hill, September 19, 2012

Health information exchanges struggle to prove ROI

InformationWeek, September 19, 2012

Analyst sees overhaul-driven hospital margin help

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, September 18, 2012

How doctors and hospitals have collected billions in questionable Medicare fees

Center for Public Integrity, September 18, 2012

Hospital boom continues in KY

The Lane Report, September 18, 2012

Readmission Penalties Set to Take Effect

HealthLeaders Media, September 17, 2012

How Mobile Technologies Fuel TeleHealth Advances

HealthLeaders Media, September 17, 2012

Medicare Cuts Threaten 766K Healthcare Jobs, Groups Say

HealthLeaders Media, September 13, 2012

 

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