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Doc Group Blasts CMS Physician Fee Schedule Plans

Joe Cantlupe

MGMA-ACMPE has penned a blistering 18-page report in response to the proposed federal rule on payments to doctors, criticizing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for inaccuracy, inconsistency, and being misleading. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

1 in 5 ICU Patients Get 'Futile' Care

A report from researchers at UCLA is intended to be a wake-up call about the use of medical technologies and tools that if not appropriately applied, "end up extending the dying process, not benefiting the patient in the ICU bed." >>>

IOM: Cancer Care System in Crisis

Care for oncology patients is not as patient-centered, accessible, coordinated, or as evidence-based as it could be, an Institute of Medicine report concludes. >>>

How the Medical Home May Save Primary Care

Years ago, with his office in chaos, Peter Anderson, MD, looked for a better way to practice primary care. He found it by developing "family team care," a model that looks a lot like what we call today the patient centered medical home. >>>

Could Retiring Physicians Solve the Primary Care Shortage?

A program to retrain retiring specialists for part-time careers in adult primary care could bolster care teams in established physicians practices, community health centers, and retail health clinics. >>>

Racial Disparity Seen in Trauma Center Mortality Rates

Several mechanisms "end up leading to minority and uninsured patients having a higher death rate after trauma and I think that the hospital that they go to certainly plays a major role," says the lead author of a study that analyzed records from the National Trauma Data Bank. >>>

Acing Acute Care for Elders

Special hospital units designed and staffed to treat geriatric patients are improving outcomes and reducing costs. >>>

Funding Cuts Spur Healthcare Job Shifts

The pace of hospital job growth has slowed to a crawl this year. The root cause is "not just healthcare reform," says one analyst, citing about $100 billion of other cuts since 2010. >>>

Further Proof That Transitional Care Works for Medicaid Patients

Research on Medicaid patients in North Carolina validates with data what we've known anecdotally for some time: Transitional care works, both to improve population health, and to save money. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment in the New Shared Risk Environment

As admission levels and patient mix continue to change, discover how healthcare leaders are forging new collaborative working relationships and developing new productivity measures for both employed and independent physicians. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

Hancock Medical Center will be managed by Ochsner Health System for 90 days

The Sun Herald, September 12, 2013

Myriad languages, cultures challenge health reform

SFGate.com / Associated Press, September 12, 2013

DeVry lures medical school rejects as taxpayers fund debt

Bloomberg, September 12, 2013

Why the University of Washington wants its surgeons to play videogames

All Things D, September 12, 2013

Paying doctors for better care improves quality

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, September 11, 2013

$1 million mistake: Becoming a doctor

CBS News, September 11, 2013

iPad-toting doctors fuel publisher profits as paper fades

Bloomberg, September 11, 2013

Community Health Systems struggles to grow amid drop in patients

The Tennessean, September 10, 2013

Inquiry finds inadequate staffing at MS Veterans Hospital

The New York Times, September 10, 2013

ME hospitals rank well, but a dozen face Medicare penalties for readmissions

Bangor Daily News, August 9, 2013



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New Approaches to Patient Experience

The simplest and most effective patient experience strategy may be listening to the patient, directly through personal discussions and indirectly through survey data analysis. >>>

 

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