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Nurse Leaders: Love the Job, Not the Paycheck

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

When it comes to job satisfaction, a new survey shows nurse leaders have a lot to like, but about one-third also perceive inequity in treatment compared with non-nursing departments. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Heart Attack Patient Costs Skyrocket Beyond 30 Days

Three-quarters of the total cost increase for patients with a heart attack was incurred for services between the 31st and the 365th day, according to a new study of Medicare cost trends in 1998-2008. >>>

How to Get the Most Out of Team-Based Care

Advanced practice providers can solve plenty of capacity challenges and they're critical to implementing population health strategies. But the secret to success is not having them on staff – it's in their management. >>>

FL Hospitals Say 'Yes' to Unlicensed Doc as CMO

A debate is stirring on whether top-ranking docs in hospitals should maintain their licenses to practice medicine. One hospital system with facilities in Florida says it is often "inadvisable" for a practicing physician to be a CMO. >>>

Hospitals in Show-Me State Play the Shame Card

In an attempt to illustrate the impact of losing federal Medicaid funding, the Missouri Hospital Association is using data linking the effects of poverty, poor health, and life expectancy in the state and making comparisons to rates in Third World countries. >>>

Post-Discharge Efficiency Incentives May Come with Consequences

Beyond preventing readmissions and improving discharge planning, how can hospitals control which pre- and post-discharge services are delivered? If hospitals don't get it right, this could spell trouble for patients not covered by Medicare. >>>

53% of Doctors Still Self-Employed

While data shows there's been an uptick in hospital employment for physicians, more than half still work for themselves, an AMA survey finds. The number of physicians in solo practice, however,  has dropped. >>>

Healthcare Reform Puts Pressure on HR Execs

Human resource executives at hospitals and health systems say planning for healthcare reform is their top priority, but the majority of them feel challenged by too many competing initiatives. >>>



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News Headlines

Federal judge throws out lawsuit over hospital observation care

Kaiser Health News, September 24, 2013

Doctors brace for health law's surge of ailing patients

Bloomberg, September 24, 2013

Medicare penalizes hospitals in effort to reduce the number of patients readmitted

The New York Times, September 24, 2013

Lower health insurance premiums to come at cost of fewer choices

The New York Times, September 23, 2013

Hospitals brace as Republicans fight over Medicaid

Bloomberg, September 20, 2013

Cleveland Clinic announces job cuts to prepare for Obamacare

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, September 19, 2013

A dozen hospitals are laying off staff and blaming Obamacare. Don't believe them.

California Healthline, September 19, 2013

Another round of Vanderbilt job cuts under way

The Tennessean, September 18, 2013

NY hospital staffs must get flu shot or wear mask

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, September 18, 2013

OT, minimum wage extended to healthcare workers

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, September 18, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

A Fresh Look at End-of-Life Care

Providers must team with patients to determine the ultimate medical mission. >>>

 

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