The so-called "mega" privacy rule is not enforceable until September, but hospital and health system executives should begin reviewing current policies now to identify changes necessary for compliance, observers say. >>>
A fear of major reimbursement cuts and other factors are building toward a "crescendo" of physician interest in direct pay medicine, suggests a report conducted for The Physicians Foundation. >>>
Capital equipment savings can be up to 50% through a group purchasing organization, but many physician practices do not realize they are eligible to participate in this powerful force for cutting costs. >>>
The overdue final version of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act outlines reporting requirements on all grants, fees, and reimbursements provided to physicians and teaching hospitals by manufacturers of medical devices and prescription drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid. >>>
Accounts marked 'discharged not final billed' can hobble a healthcare provider's opportunities to manage cash and earn interest, but CEOs and CFOs who know what to look for can stop it before it happens. >>>
Patients are the obvious first victims of medical mistakes, but doctors, nurses, and other clinicians are often the second victims, who must grapple with the emotional distress of errors and bad outcomes. >>>
Date: February 14, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
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