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Doctor's Double-Billing Illustrates Broken System

Philip Betbeze

A pediatrician's billing policies—and an insurance company's inability to negotiate better terms—perfectly highlight the difficult work in store for those of us who would like to see more value in healthcare. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

AHA: Obama Budget Proposes 'Troubling Reductions'

Healthcare industry groups are expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare and limits to charitable deductions, but favor the White House budget's proposed delay in cuts to disproportionate share hospital payments. >>>

Moody's: Sequestration Threatens Not-For-Profit Hospitals

Although Moody's Investors Service's outlook for the not-for-profit hospital sector is negative, no immediate rating action on any of the hospitals in its portfolio is planned based on the federal sequestration. >>>

Are Retail Clinics Competitors or Potential Partners?

Walgreens' expansion into treatment of chronic illness could look like competition to hospitals and health systems, or it could be a possible referral source. Many provider executives are eager to partner with retail clinics. >>>

SC Hospitals Push Coordinated Care

The Palmetto state's efforts to reduce readmissions and emergency department visits centers on community health initiatives, particularly for patients with chronic or complex illnesses. >>>

Bridging the Clinical, Academic Gap Won't Be Easy

Academics aren't communicating properly with practicing clinicians, and it's a serious problem, a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation report suggests. While doctors and hospitals continue to push for more collaborative care, there's a lot of work to be done. >>>

HCA, First Choice ER Form Alliance in Texas

The agreement aims to ensure bed availability for patients needing acute care services provided by nearby HCA hospitals. First Choice ER transferring patients will avoid HCA hospitals' emergency departments and will instead be directly admitted when non-emergent criteria are met. >>>

Video Cameras in the OR May be Inevitable

Surgical teams have a lot to learn from watching themselves in action. If hospitals don't start recording surgical procedures as a method of stimulating quality improvements, they may eventually be forced to do so. >>>

How a 110-Year-Old Hospital Rebranded Itself

Children's Hospital Los Angeles put a strategic marketing plan in place and set about making sure that all the rebranding and advertising work it was doing could be tracked by measurable results: top of mind awareness, market share, and brand awareness. >>>



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News Headlines

Opinion: Why Obama's budget could make health waves

NPR, April 12, 2013

Healthcare heavyweights team to compare medical devices

InformationWeek, April 12, 2013

Hospital airs medical mistakes

Boston.com, April 11, 2013

Sanford Health pulling out of discussions with Fairview

Star Tribune, April 11, 2013

Ben Carson steps down as Hopkins commencement speaker

The Baltimore Sun, April 11, 2013

AG: ME Gov's plan to pay off hospital debt is constitutional

Bangor Daily News, April 10, 2013

Why Republican senators like Obama's Medicare nominee

The Washington Post, April 10, 2013

Group looks to enlist, keep healthcare execs

San Antonio Express-News, April 9, 2013

MaineHealth nears deal with NH hospital

Bangor Daily News, April 9, 2013

Big data could mean big savings in healthcare

GigaOm.com, April 8, 2013



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