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Surgery Residents Exposed to Rural Settings Inclined to Stay

John Commins

Surgical residents who completed a year in rural practice were more likely to enter general surgery practice than those who did not. They were also more likely to practice in areas with populations of less than 50,000, an Oregon Health and Science University study shows. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

OPPS Proposed Rule Significantly Affects Coding

Under the proposed Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule, evaluation and management coding and reimbursement for hospital outpatients could change dramatically. The changes may reflect "CMS's desire to create payment parity between the hospital-based clinic setting and physician offices," says one expert. >>>

10-Point ONC Safety Plan Seeks to Improve EHR Use

New federal guidelines aim for electronic health record systems to be used in a way that improves care and patient safety, and to ensure that system designs don't make certain types of errors more likely to happen. >>>

Business Roundup: Independent Hospitals Disappearing in OH

University Hospitals announces its intent to acquire one of two of the last independent hospitals in northeast Ohio while consolidation continues in Massachusetts and New York City. >>>

Temporary Nurses Are a Stopgap Solution

With dozens of staffing contracts and hundreds of vacant nursing positions, Scott & White Healthcare in Texas faced a business expansion that outpaced its staffing resources. Here's how the HR department recovered. >>>

Social Media is Serious Business

Social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook are continuously evolving, even when healthcare organizations aren't ready. The Mayo Clinic and Baylor Health have embraced social media and are sharing best practices with others. >>>

Insurer's Reimbursement Model Rewards Lower Costs

A major payer restructures its provider reimbursement model with an emphasis on the triple aim for individual patients—better quality, better affordability, and a better overall healthcare experience. >>>



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News Headlines

Oklahoma City hospital posts surgery prices online; creates bidding war

KFOR, July 10, 2013

Hospitals' grab for docs might be an expensive habit

Cincinnati Business Courier, July 10, 2013

Why some Philly patients prefer the ER

NewsWorks, July 10, 2013

Fate of RI's Landmark hospital on the line, again

Providence Journal, July 10, 2013

U.S. hospitals triple use of electronic health records

U.S.News & World Report, July 9, 2013

The shadowy cartel of doctors that controls Medicare

Washington Monthly, July 9, 2013

Bill Frist aims to build next healthcare giant

Nashville Business Journal, July 9, 2013

Dramatic physician shortages on healthcare horizon

Tulsa World, July 8, 2013

Businesses at mercy of states, not Obama, in healthcare

CNBC, July 8, 2013

Jewel of a hospital faces tough rural challenges

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 8, 2013



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