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Doctors, Trial Lawyers Back 'Provider Shield' Law in GA

John Commins

Physicians and attorneys—uncommon allies—support a Georgia law that creates a barrier between doctors and "ancillary" payer guidelines in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which could potentially be used as evidence in medical malpractice lawsuits. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Deadly CRE Infection Spreading Fast in Hospitals

Arjun Srinivasan, MD, associate director for healthcare-associated infection prevention programs for the CDC, discusses what is known and not known about the "alarming increase" in frequency of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae in healthcare settings. >>>

AMA Raises Reimbursement Concerns Over EHR Workarounds

Arguing that documenting a full clinical encounter in an electronic health record "can be pure torment," an American Medical Association official describes three time-saving methods physicians have turned to, each of which has the potential for abuse leading to the denial of CMS payments, he says. >>>

Doctor Files Malpractice Suit Against Attorneys

In an unusual case, a New York anesthesiologist is suing his attorneys over a malpractice case that he says cost him $1 million in insurance coverage and derailed his career. >>>

4 Strategies for Managing Hospitalists

Hospitalists are among healthcare's fastest growing specialties and increasingly they are playing more of a leadership role. As a result, providers must shift to accommodate a more team-based approach to care. >>>

Hospitals Ramp Up Capital Spending on IT

More money is being invested in healthcare IT infrastructure and less in brick and mortar assets than ever before. If you doubt the data, listen to what one CFO at a New York health system is saying about his capital spending plans. >>>

Telemedicine is Retail Health Clinics' Newest Tool

Once a way for people in rural areas to access medical specialists, telemedicine is now being piloted by Rite Aid at its in-store clinics. Competitors Walgreens and CVS may not be far behind. Where does that leave traditional healthcare providers? >>>

Hospital EDs Seeing Sicker Medicare Patients

The federal government's inpatient admissions guidelines and growing claims denials are heaping pressure on hospitals to treat Medicare patients in the ED rather than admit them. Meantime, the severity of illness is rising, says the American Hospital Association. >>>



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News Headlines

New Parkland hospital running $16M over budget

The Dallas Morning News, May 8, 2013

VA says it learned from mistakes building Orlando hospital

Orlando Sentinel, May 8, 2013

MD hospitals oppose state plan to link to medical spending and economy

The Baltimore Sun, May 7, 2013

Redesigning ER flow with lessons from The Gap

The Denver Post, May 7, 2013

Every disease on earth: Elmhurst Hospital's medical melting pot

The New Yorker, May 7, 2013

Botched brain surgery prompts extensive review at SSM Health Care

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 6, 2013

Stephen Colbert takes on IA hospital

The Des Moines Register, May 2, 2013

MT hospital says woman posed as nurse

ABC News / Associated Press, May 2, 2013

DOJ: 2 MT hospitals to pay $3.95M over referrals

The Billings Gazette / Associated Press, May 2, 2013

Catholic Health East, Trinity Health merger completed

Philadelphia Business Journal, May 2, 2013



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