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Feds Seek to Redefine FAR Areas

John Commins

Getting a more accurate definition of what constitutes a 'Frontier and Remote' area could be a very big deal. It will be used by the federal government to determine appropriate levels of funding and grants for rural healthcare providers. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Why Red State Govs May Embrace Medicaid Expansion

Some governors who had been strongly opposed to direct federal aid for expanding Medicaid rolls are now taking a second look at it. "They have been hearing from providers in their states who are worried about uncompensated care costs," says one analyst. >>>

AMA Offers Guidance on Physician Employment

Over two days of meetings, the American Medical Association's  House of Delegates voted on economic, clinical, scientific, and public health issues that it wants to advance in order to "shape the healthcare agenda" of the nation. >>>

As HIX Deadline Looms, States and Feds Scramble

State plans for their proposed health insurance exchanges are due next week, but not all will meet the deadline. The federal government will operate exchanges for states that cannot or will not, but its capability to do so are not entirely clear. >>>

Rethinking Agency Nurses

Agency nurses are just as educated and nearly as experienced as permanent nurses and may be a good solution to the projected nursing shortage, a study says. >>>

Young Doctors Spend 13% More Than Older Physicians

Older doctors can teach younger, less experienced physicians a lesson or two about cutting costs by using less costly procedures, a RAND study shows. >>>

Real Patient Experience Doesn't Show Up in HCAHPS Scores

No matter how long you study your Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores, you don't really know what it's like to be a patient in your hospital until you are one. >>>

How a Storm-Battered Health System is Helping Employees

NorthShore-LIJ Health System responded to Hurricane Sandy by building an Emergency Response Center. It's helping employees with shelter, food, and financial assistance. And leaders are redirecting proceeds of a capital fundraiser toward employees—and the community. >>>



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News Headlines

FL Gov softens stance, ready to negotiate on Obamacare

Associated Press, November 14, 2012

GA immigration law trips up doctors, nurses

Capital Public Radio, November 14, 2012

Many hospital patients get too much acetaminophen

Reuters, November 14, 2012

FL hospitals adding hyperbaric chambers

The Daytona Beach News-Journal, November 14, 2012

ID hospitals go to court over acquisition of medical group

Idaho Business Review, November 13, 2012

Bellevue Hospital won't fully reopen until February

DNAinfo, November 13, 2012

Non-emergency ER patients to pay at GA medical center

CovNews, November 12, 2012

$50M sale of Physician Associates signals major shift in Orlando healthcare

Orlando Sentinel, November 12, 2012

Alameda County Medical Center funding deal could save hospital

San Jose Mercury News, November 12, 2012

How hospitals are using palm readers

The New York Times, November 12, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Volume, Value, and Compensation Metrics

Although executive compensation is largely linked to financial metrics, there is a shift in healthcare as leaders are increasingly being measured on factors of quality outcomes and patient satisfaction. >>>

 

Senior Leadership Pay Continues to Rise

 

The Paths to Price Transparency



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