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HR News Roundup: Labor Hates Healthcare Reform

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Organized labor registers its dissatisfaction with the healthcare reform law, stopping just short of calling for its repeal. Meanwhile, as some large employers announce benefits cuts, there's reason to believe they may be outliers. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Doc Group Blasts CMS Physician Fee Schedule Plans

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. >>>

How the Dynamics of Physician Alignment Are Changing

Population health and accountable care models continue to gain traction as the industry shifts away from the traditional fee-for-service provider payment structure. >>>

It's OK to Break the Rules, Sometimes

A nurse leader advocates for "positive deviance" in nursing—bending or tweaking rules or guidelines in the interest of positively affecting patient care, even though there is no outcomes data to support the practice. >>>

UF Health Rebranding Shows Employees 'The Big Picture'

An ambitious rebranding plan creatively brings together a hospital system, medical school, health science colleges, research institutes, and physician practices. >>>

Scammers Lurk Amid HIX Confusion

As a key deadline nears, "Obamacare" fraudsters, under the guise of helping with enrollment in health insurance exchanges, are trying to dupe unwitting consumers into giving up personal information. >>>

Wellness Culture Linked to Stock Value

Researchers say companies that have won an award for their employee health and safety cultures also outperform the Standard & Poor's 500, but they cannot yet say that causality has been identified. >>>

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. >>>



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

CA insurers limiting doctors, hospitals in health insurance market

Los Angeles Times, September 16, 2013

Columbus (GA) Regional changing its 'identity' amid new philosophy

Ledger-Enquirer, September 16, 2013

Interfaith Medical Center (NY) to remain open for 16 more days

New York Daily News, September 16, 2013

IU Health plans cutting 800 jobs at hospitals

SFGate.com / Associated Press, September 13, 2013

Supervisors fire CEO of Kern Medical Center

The Bakersfield Californian, September 13, 2013

Barnabas Health lays off employees, cites healthcare reform

The Star-Ledger, September 13, 2013

Call to change Obama's health law opens rift with labor

Bloomberg, September 12, 2013

FL tells 'navigators' to stay away from county health departments

The Miami Herald, September 12, 2013

$1 million mistake: Becoming a doctor

CBS News, September 11, 2013

Inquiry finds inadequate staffing at MS Veterans Hospital

The New York Times, September 10, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Patient Engagement for Population Health—The Kaiser Permanente & MSHA Models

Date: October 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

A Fresh Look at End-of-Life Care

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