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. >>>
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. >>>
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. >>>
Researchers find that 30-day readmission rates are "not associated" with mortality rates for patients admitted for heart attack or pneumonia, and "only weakly associated within a certain range" for patients admitted for heart failure. >>>
The National Committee of Quality Assurance evaluates accountable care organizations on the basis of 65 elements including whether they have sufficient specialists and primary care providers. >>>
In an interview, outgoing Trinity Health CEO Joe Swedish discusses the challenges he will take on next month when he becomes head of the nation's second-largest health insurance company. >>>
Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Metro Health System and the National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.
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