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Coding Issues Land Life-Saving Doc Behind Bars

Joe Cantlupe

An Illinois physician, convicted of making false statements in connection with surgical codes, is serving a 10-month prison term. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons says the federal case against him is having a "chilling effect" on doctors nationwide. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

AMA Issues 5 Patient Safety Guidelines

The American Medical Association's five guidelines outline physician responsibilities during care transitions for patients recently discharged from the hospital. >>>

Dartmouth Readmissions Report Shows Scant Progress

Slow progress in reducing rates of 30-day hospital readmissions is partly explained "by the way healthcare systems have invested and the way they've built themselves over the years," says one of the study's principal investigators. >>>

IBM's Watson Heads for Clinics, Spurring Debate

Reports of Watson's projected diagnostic prowess have fed fevered speculation that artificial intelligence is at long last about to make doctors obsolete. But IBM insists that's not Watson's role. >>>

Community Paramedics Aim to Lower Health Costs via Home Care

Minnesota has become a national leader in a movement to train and use certified "community paramedics" to monitor and provide non-emergent care for patients in their homes—and to keep them out of the hospital. >>>

Antimicrobial Trumps Soap and Water in the ICU

It costs more, but a regimen of cleaning ICU patients with a chlorhexidine solution has been shown to fight multiple drug-resistant organisms such as MRSA more effectively than soap and water. >>>

'Readmissions Week' Recap

The countdown toward higher federal penalties for hospitals with high readmission rates is on. That explains a heightened push by providers to impress upon patients their responsibilities to take care of themselves after being discharged. >>>



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Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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News Headlines

House Republican aims to repeal Medicare doc pay cuts

Reuters, February 14, 2013

SD may condense medical school for some

USA Today, February 14, 2013

Visiting the doctor, virtually

The New York Times, February 14, 2013

Personal note from ER doc written after woman's death goes viral

Yahoo! News, February 13, 2013

Observation units may ease burdens of ER care, but at a price

The Washington Post, February 12, 2013

Opinion: IBM's Watson could be healthcare game changer

InformationWeek, February 12, 2013

Facing doc shortage, CA lawmakers want to redefine healthcare roles

Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2013

Online consults increasing, despite physicians' concerns

InformationWeek, February 12, 2013

No one fix to slow hospital readmission epidemic

Bloomberg Businessweek / Associated Press, February 11, 2013

Deadbeat docs owe government millions

TheDenverChannel.com / Scripps Howard News Service, February 11, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Tablets and the Influence of Connective Technology

Demand for devices such as the iPad and smartphone comes from clinicians and is having a powerful impact on healthcare delivery as the next wave of technology surges, but don't shut down your PCs just yet. >>>

 

Embracing Nontraditional Models

 

Conserve Energy to Preserve Margin



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