The new rules reflect changes in healthcare, says CMS, but hospital and medical groups express disappointment and call for attendant SGR reform. >>>
Nearly 1% of anesthesiology residents showed substance use disorders, including some who died as a result, and nearly half of those caught had a relapse, says a new report. "This is still a big problem within our specialty," says the study author. >>>
While the uncertainty around healthcare reform and lower reimbursements will prove a challenge in the near future, hospital leaders also see opportunities to succeed within local markets. >>>
Robert Bosl, MD, has for the past 33 years served about 2,500 patients around the town of Starbuck, MN. This annual award recognizes what is right in rural healthcare delivery, but it also inadvertently shows us much of what is wrong. >>>
Douglas Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, has repeatedly made big bets on where the puck is going in healthcare, and those bets have almost always paid off. Now his behemoth health system is seeking to take responsibility for caring for individuals over a lifetime. Making that change pay off financially is the critical challenge. From the 2013 HealthLeaders 20. >>>
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee developed a tool kit for churches to use to improve immunization rates among minorities and rural whites in the state. Next up: Behavioral health and chemical dependency problems. >>>
Hospital and health system HR departments rarely receive injury reports from surgeons, but the financial consequences—specifically among orthopedic surgeons—are high, and the problem will only worsen as the workforce ages, a study shows. >>>
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