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New Physician Pay Models Must Reward Quality, Outcomes

John Commins

Until recently most physician compensation models focused on straight salary guarantees or pure productivity-based models. Those trends are falling by the wayside. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

NQF Distances Itself From Safe Practices Co-Chair

While an influential advocate for patient safety and former committee chair of the National Quality Forum denies allegations that he took kickbacks from a product manufacturer, the DOJ has named him in a settlement agreement. The NQF cut ties with him years ago and updated its conflict of interest policies. >>>

Compassion Fatigue's Surprising Costs

Exhaustion is nothing new in the world of nursing, but the emotional and physical toll of doling out high levels of empathy must be addressed by leaders who have the power to make positive changes. >>>

AHA Eyes 'Extremely Challenging' 2014

Facing significant reductions in payments, mounting regulatory actions, and a "broken" RAC appeals process, hospitals are facing a variety of pressures in the new year, the American Hospital Association says. >>>

Moody's Outlook Dour on 'Young Invincibles'

Many of the people in the 18-to-24-year-old demographic who've signed up for coverage under health insurance exchanges may be among the least healthy in their cohort, says Moody's Investors Service. >>>

Frozen Out of HIX, NH Hospitals Feel Burned

New Hampshire hospital leaders are crying foul over being squeezed out of the single health insurance exchange plan available in the state. Anthem says offering a 'select network of providers' will offset premium increases. >>>

CT Physicians, UnitedHealth Head to Mediation

UnitedHealthcare is headed to federal court-ordered arbitration with two doctors groups in Connecticut over the insurer's decision to drop some physicians from its Medicare Advantage network. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Hospitals Developing Health Plans: Key Steps to Becoming a Provider-Payer

Join hospital leaders as they outline the strategic transition from provider to payer, and new opportunities for controlling costs, managing risk, and maximizing reimbursements. Presented on: Friday, March 28, 2014 | 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. ET Register: http://hcmarketplace.com/hospitals-developing-health-plans-key-steps-to-becoming-a-provider-payer >>>



News Headlines

Doctors abusing Medicare face fines and expulsion

The New York Times, January 27, 2014

SF General Hospital adopts changes after missing patient's death

CBS SF Bay Area, January 27, 2014

BlueCross CEO Bill Gracey takes health care personally

The Tennessean, January 27, 2014

Which physicians are the happiest at work?

WMBF News, January 24, 2014

Jackson hospital reaches deal with unions to restore workers' pay

The Miami Herald, January 23, 2014

TX imposes additional rules on health insurance navigators

Kaiser Health News / The Texas Tribune, January 23, 2014

Newly insured Americans don't understand basic healthcare terms

The Atlantic, January 23, 2014

Opinion: Time to fire somebody

Not Running a Hospital, January 23, 2014

Cook County Hospital CEO leaving for NYC post

Chicago Sun-Times, January 22, 2014

Why aren't doctors more tech-savvy?

The Atlantic, January 22, 2014



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Tomorrow! Telemedicine: A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

Last chance to learn how specialists and specialty services are reaching outside hospital and clinic walls to engage patients via the Internet, and how telemedicine innovators are overcoming challenges such as billing, scheduling and contractual agreements throughout healthcare. Featuring experts from UC Davis and Mercy Health. Presented on: January 28, 2014 | 1:00pm–2:30pm EST Register: http://hcmarketplace.com/telemedicine-a-strategic-tool-to-grow-revenue-and-drive-efficiency-1 >>>




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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 difference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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