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2 Wildcards for Physicians in Early 2014

Jacqueline Fellows

The fate of the loathsome sustainable growth rate formula is one of two big unknowns that will have a large impact on how doctors are reimbursed in the New Year. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Top Healthcare Buzzwords for 2014, Part 1

Big changes in healthcare mean big changes in the way providers and payers talk. Many terms being bandied about don't have clear or solid meanings, but this guide helps sort things out. >>>

Healthcare Uncertainties to Intensify in 2014

Many providers who've been on the forefront of the movement away from fee-for-service may find themselves at a disadvantage with payers as healthcare transitions into value-based payment models such as bundled payments and gain sharing, says one analyst. >>>

Premier: ACOs Poised for Growth

After much enthusiasm but a sluggish start, insurers and healthcare providers appear to be gearing up for greater participation in accountable care organizations, according to a new survey from Premier, Inc. >>>

HL20: Jeffrey Brenner, MD—Providing Better Care to Complex Patients

Jeffrey Brenner, MD, became interested in providing primary care to highly complex patients as a medical student working in an inner-city free clinic. Today, he focuses on improving care for patients who use a high amount of hospital and emergency services, a group he calls superutilizers. >>>

HL20: Martin Makary, MD—Pushing to Improve Transparency and Quality Standards

Martin Makary, MD, is an outspoken surgical quality advocate who wants "trust restored to healthcare through public reporting and transparency," whether it's pushing for the use of video cameras in operating rooms to better monitor quality and technology, or national requirements for hospitals to report adverse events resulting from surgery. >>>



Roundtable

Roundtable: Top Skills for Top Executives

Executives from top healthcare organizations and Bank of America Merrill Lynch discuss the key competencies needed for today’s leaders to engineer the merger of clinical and financial priorities. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

For Obamacare, it's finally showtime

Politico, January 2, 2014

Doctors, hospitals expect some confusion as Obamacare plans start

Reuters, January 2, 2014

MT hospital to pay $3.85 million for violating anti-kickback statute

The Montana Standard, January 2, 2014

Vanderbilt revives plans for children's hospital expansion

Nashville Business Journal, January 2, 2014

Keeping a doctor under Obamacare is no easy feat

Time, January 2, 2014

Obamacare just might net its 7 million sign-ups

The Washington Post, December 31, 2013

Unreported robot surgery injuries open new questions for FDA

Bangor Daily News / Bloomberg News, December 31, 2013

Court blocks hospital from disconnecting brain dead girl from life support

CNN, December 31, 2013

For young doctors, hospital paycheck trumps solo practice

Kansas City Star, December 31, 2013

Most minority patients cared for by non-white docs

Reuters, December 31, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

CFO Exchange Insights Report: Protecting Margins, Fueling Growth

Chief financial officers have been looking for ways to streamline processes and achieve cost savings for years, yet they still believe there is more they can do to cut operating expenses and protect margins. At the CFO Exchange held this fall, they discussed new tactics for new payment models. Free Downloads >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a dfference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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