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Physicians, Chiropractors Still Out of Alignment

Joe Cantlupe

Chiropractors and medical doctors have been clashing for years and there's no end in sight. The dispute may get nastier as the demand for spine care increases while the healthcare reform law promises to extend more reimbursement to DCs. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Intermountain Fined $25.5M for Stark Violations

Federal officials say Intermountain's self-disclosed violations centered on improper compensation arrangements with some physicians. Utah's largest healthcare provider says the violations were "primarily technical in nature." >>>

Doctor-Hiring Rush is On

The fervor by physicians to become employed stems from the decline in reimbursements. But if a hospital's financial and clinical goals aren't clearly defined, the employment arrangement can be disjointed from the outset. >>>

Scores Predict Readmission Likelihood

Researchers say they have developed a formula that can identify roughly one-fourth of a hospital's patient population with the highest likelihood of being readmitted within 30 days. >>>

Mortality Rates at CAHs Ratcheting Higher

Researchers comparing 30-day mortality rates of CAHs and non-CAHs in urban and rural settings find that while rates on several key measures were comparable in 2002, CAHs have fallen behind significantly. >>>

Most Physician Spouses/Partners Are Happy

Despite the portrayals of rocky home lives and marriages on the brink in TV soap operas and primetime dramas, an overwhelming majority of physicians' spouses and partners say they are happy with their relationships, according to new Mayo Clinic research. >>>

Don't Let Loan Debt Strangle Your Practice

Many physicians practices take out multiple loans, lines of credit, and equipment leases only to find themselves smothering under debt payments. There's a better way. >>>

Docs Balk, But Email Improves Patient Experience

Less than one-third of doctors reported emailing with patients in 2012. This number is dismal and it's the marketer's job to improve it, because patient emails come with a number of benefits. >>>



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News Headlines

Vanderbilt University Medical Center freezes pay raises, vacations amid sequestration

The Tennessean, April 4, 2013

Cancer clinics turning away thousands of Medicare patients

The Washington Post, April 4, 2013

Doctors allege shuttling patients among hospitals put profit ahead of safety

Las Vegas Sun, April 4, 2013

Penn investigates doctor for inappropriate stents

The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 4, 2013

New med school aims to train primary care docs

Kaiser Health News, April 3, 2013

End-of-life talks lacking between doctors, patients

Reuters, April 2, 2013

Opinion: The Starbucks syndrome in healthcare

Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2013

Hospitals question Medicare rules on readmissions

HealthLeaders Media, April 1, 2013

Opinion: U.S. healthcare prices are the elephant in the room

The New York Times, April 1, 2013

Sequester threatens medical education and patient care

Atlanta Business Chronicle, March 29, 2013



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