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Advocate for Physician-Led ACOs Shares Secret of Success

Joe Cantlupe

The former president of Advocate Physician Partners says it's a slow process to get newly hired physicians smoothly cobbled into an accountable care organization. But "culture is the main determinant" of an ACO's success. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Immigration Bill Lowers Hurdles for Foreign-Born Docs

Under pending federal legislation, recruiting foreign-born but U.S.- trained physicians could become easier for hospitals and physician practices in underserved areas. >>>

Physicians Shut Out of ACOs Seek to Merge Practices

Faced with few ACO options, physicians are increasingly considering merging their practices, which would enable them to reduce expenses and wield more clout in negotiations. >>>

CA Fines 10 Hospitals $625,000 for Medical Errors

Retained surgical objects, patient falls, and medication errors are the top violations leading to immediate jeopardy penalties issued to hospitals by the California Department of Health. >>>

Aggressive End-of-Life Care Easing in Hospitals

Dying patients are more likely to receive less intense medical care than in the recent past. The cost of that healthcare, however, provided by hospitals, physicians, and hospice, continues to rise, says a Dartmouth Atlas report. >>>

SCOTUS: Class Arbitration Upheld in Physician-Insurer Case

Class arbitration has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving a dispute over payments to physicians by a health plan. >>>

How Loyola Makes Flu Shot Compliance Soar

Loyola University Medical Center endured its share of objections from healthcare workers who did not want to be vaccinated against influenza. But it has found a way to convince nearly everyone on staff to get the flu shot. >>>

As Hospital Hiring Slips, Robot Workers Lurk

In the news this week: Healthcare job growth hits a skid; Robots are programmed for direct patient care jobs; Tennessee strengthens laws to protect nurses and physicians from workplace violence. >>>



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News Headlines

Doctor pay rises to $221K for primary care

Forbes, June 13, 2013

Healing the overwhelmed physician

The New York Times, June 13, 2013

Accenture forecasts fast retail clinic growth

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, June 13, 2013

FL pill mill database leaked patient info, says ACLU

The St. Augustine Record / Associated Press, June 13, 2013

University of Maryland Medical Center to begin layoffs

The Baltimore Sun, June 12, 2013

Monopoly on hospital surgical services called into question

Aspen Daily News, June 12, 2013

Cash-only doctors abandon the insurance system

CNNMoney, June 11, 2013

Opinion: NEJM sheds light on payments to doctors

Forbes, June 11, 2013

Dr. ZDoggMD goes viral to change healthcare system

USA Today / Kaiser Health News, June 10, 2013

Uncertainty is hard for doctors

The New York Times, June 7, 2013



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