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Docs Hope for Incentive Bonuses to Offset Smaller Pay Increases

Joe Cantlupe

Physician compensation will increasingly include incentives, but the transition may be more of an evolution than a revolution. Meanwhile, primary care doctors may continue to get a "bump up" in salaries. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

Ambulatory Revenues Grow as Inpatient Volumes Shrink

The shift away from post-acute hospital-based procedures to ambulatory services, which lack high-cost infrastructures, is "the future of healthcare," according to one health system executive. >>>

HR Roundup: Hospital Layoffs Are Full of Excuses

The healthcare law is a convenient scapegoat for hospitals looking to downsize staff and reallocate labor costs to other initiatives. Meanwhile, feds mandate home health workers' minimum wage and OT pay. >>>

Regina Benjamin Continues Crusade for Wellness

A Q&A with the former Surgeon General on her new position, the importance of early health habits, and why New Orleans is a natural laboratory for wellness >>>

South Carolina Blues Embrace Telemedicine

Physicians and nurse practitioners will conduct tele-consultations for high-risk pregnancies, strokes, and mental health, with an emphasis on rural areas and small towns. >>>

The Business Case for Virtual Urgent Care

A telemedicine service priced at only $35 a visit creates a new access point for patients and averts ED visits. >>>

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. >>>



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News Headlines

Shortage of primary care doctors in D.C., new report finds

The Washington Post, September 26, 2013

Patient portals bloom under Meaningful Use

InformationWeek, September 26, 2013

Easing doctor burnout with mindfulness

The New York Times, September 26, 2013

Lowering healthcare costs is hard because every patient is unique

The Atlantic, September 26, 2013

Hospital-based infections could be moving to doctor's offices

Scientific American, September 25, 2013

Obamacare keeps patients at home slowing hospital use

Bloomberg, September 25, 2013

Brooklyn grapples with struggling hospitals and demand for healthcare

The Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2013

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

How many die from medical mistakes in US hospitals?

ProPublica, September 20, 2013



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