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  October 10, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Physician Recruiting About to Get Tougher

John Commins

Rural hospitals have long had to work harder than their urban counterparts to find doctors. With the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, it's only going to get tougher, a report suggests. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Small Hospital Cuts Patient Falls By 95%

A busy critical access hospital proves that a combination of methods, including analyzing fall data and placing a renewed emphasis on staff accountability, can achieve a drastic drop in patient falls. >>>

ACEP: Frequent ED Users Need Coordinated Care

High repeat users of emergency department services cannot easily be redirected to less expensive care, so managing these patients better is "a community resource issue," says the president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. >>>

OIG to Investigate Hospital Payments in 2013

Federal health investigators say they are launching 112 new investigations as part of their 2013 work plan, including 25 projects that examine Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services payment policies to hospitals. >>>

Physicians Inch Toward Boiling Point

With as many as 60% of physicians itching to quit, it's time to address the chief factors pushing them toward the exits—malpractice concerns in an oppressive business climate, and lack of forceful group representation. >>>

How CBOs May Help Shrink Readmissions

Under a program outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, community-based organizations stand to receive federal funds to do in outpatient settings certain tasks that hospitals don't and can't—to help patients self-manage their care for 30 days post-discharge. >>>

Physician Groups Warming Up to HIEs

Two reports show health information exchanges gaining ground among doctors as barriers—lack of interoperability, lack of information exchange infrastructure, and cost concerns—fall away. More than half of hospital-owned physician groups surveyed say they plan to join a state, hospital, or regional HIE. >>>

Hospitals Overspending on Blood Transfusions

By employing best practices in transfusion medicine, hospitals could save "about $1.06 million per hospital per year" without changing patient outcomes, an economic report says. >>>



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Reboot for ICD-10—Lessons from UnitedHealth Group

Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

 

With the implementation deadline confirmed, the transition to ICD-10 shifts into high gear. Now providers and payers must prepare quickly. Learn from UnitedHealth Group and other coding experts how to assess your organization's existing structure, create a transition process, and move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.

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News Headlines

New style of healthcare emerges to fill a hospital's void

The New York Times, October 10, 2012

Is emergency room care actually a great deal?

The Washington Post, October 10, 2012

Patients gain when hospitals work together on infection control

U.S. News & World Report, October 10, 2012

St. Alexius joins Mayo network

Bismark Tribune, October 10, 2012

Americans seeing their doctors less often

Rapid City Journal, October 10, 2012

As US clamps down on data access, work on hospital safety may slow

The New York Times, October 9, 2012

Community health clinics to feel impact of hospital cutbacks

WVUE - New Orleans, October 9, 2012

Jackson doctors complain about ER

The Miami Herald, October 9, 2012

Redefining medicine with apps and iPads

The New York Times, October 9, 2012

Healthcare Job Growth Boosts Employment Stats

HealthLeaders Media, October 8, 2012



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Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 1:00-4:00 p.m. ET

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