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Federal Regulator, Meet Dr. Regulated

Joe Cantlupe

Perhaps it's time for federal regulators to examine themselves, because it certainly appears there's too much oversight that inhibits physicians from doing their jobs, and too little to ensure that they do their jobs right. >>>

 

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Most Physicians Blame Others for Rising Healthcare Costs

Almost half of the doctors surveyed by Mayo Clinic researchers acknowledge that they "try not to think about the cost to the healthcare system when making treatment decisions." More than half blame attorneys, health plans, and hospitals for growing costs. >>>

MU Stage 2 Requirements 'Overly Burdensome,' Say AHA, AMA

The American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association say they support widespread adoption of electronic health records, but are asking for flexibility to meet the program's requirements. >>>

SEC Poised to Modify 'No Admit, No Deny' Policy in Settlements

Observers believe such a change would result in potentially far-reaching consequences for companies that fall under the purview of the SEC, including private, for-profit hospitals, their directors, officers, and employees. >>>

ICD-10 Transition Should be Major Focus Now

Hoping for a deadline extension, many physician practices are behind. Instead they should be highly focused on the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets, says one expert. >>>

'Redistricting' Considered for Liver Donor Maps

Researchers report that the existing distribution model of organs for liver transplants is unbalanced and depends upon longstanding relationships among medical centers. Organ donor advocates are calling for a change in the allocation process. >>>

Stratus Healthcare Alliance Strategy Detailed

Georgia's new 23-hospital collaborative, with its focus on operational initiatives and improving population health, "represents a formidable force with substantial bargaining power" and may be the first stage of something bigger, says one healthcare analyst. >>>

Physicians on Treadmills Diagnose with Accuracy, Says Mayo Doc

"All businesses with sedentary workers should allow employees to use" treadmill desks, says a former Mayo Clinic CEO and enthusiastic advocate for walking while working. Healthcare providers are no exception. >>>



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News Headlines

Don't shift payments by Medicare, panel says

The New York Times, July 25, 2013

NJ doctor admits getting $1.8M in kickback scheme

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, July 25, 2013

Pain expert said pill mill doc did nothing wrong

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, July 24, 2013

At too many hospitals, a revolving door

The New York Times, July 24, 2013

Doctors skeptical, confused about Obamacare

CNBC, July 23, 2013

Kids with pediatricians also getting care at clinics

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, July 23, 2013

VIDEO: Who decides what a doctor is worth?

The Washington Post, July 22, 2013

How a secretive panel uses data that distorts doctors' pay

The Washington Post, July 22, 2013

MN doctor's app may become a medicine reminder

Star Tribune, July 22, 2013

Hospitals face a self-inflicted wound

Bloomberg Businessweek, July 19, 2013



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