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Retail Responding to Market Demand for Primary Care

John Commins

First the bad news: Fewer doctors and the retail sector's knack for delivering price transparency and convenience are collectively putting physicians on notice. Now the good news: There's plenty of work for everyone. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

ECRI Cautions Hospitals About Tech Hype

Independent research from the non-profit ECRI Institute aims to distinguish between must-have hospital technologies and manufacturer hype. >>>

Demand for Physician Assistants Intensifies

The rise in demand for PA's can be attributed to growing interest from large integrated health systems, retail clinics, health centers, and concierge physician practices, says one healthcare recruiter. >>>

How Rural ME Hospitals Are Tackling Financial Challenges

Reimbursement cuts aren't the only challenge rural hospitals face. Recruitment and retention of clinical staff is a perennial issue. But creative leadership and telemedicine are making things better at two small Maine hospitals. >>>

$128B SGR Repeal Deal Needs a Payment Plan

Congress has forged a long-awaited deal to push Medicare's payment system for physicians to a value-based model. But lawmakers have only seven weeks to agree on how to pay for it. >>>

As ICD-10 Deadline Looms, Providers Fret

Healthcare providers, payers, the government, and other players in the ICD-10 changeover are not working in a cohesive and coordinated fashion and won't be ready for the transition in eight months, says an MGMA policy expert. >>>

Capital Spending Reflects New Era in Healthcare

As provider organizations look ahead to redesigning their care delivery models and taking part in more risk-based payment structures, their capital spending plans must keep pace with their evolving needs. >>>

ED Violence Racks Up Huge Costs

Assaults on nurses in the emergency department have long been viewed as part of the job. But this "culture of acceptance" comes with a high price tag, not least of which is the cost to replace nurses when they quit. >>>

Hospital Engagement Networks Lauded for Lessening Hospital Harm, Costs

Hospitals participating in HENs have "decreased central line infections by more than 45%" in the last two years, says CMS. The largest coalition, operated by the American Hospital Association, says it has saved $201 million. >>>



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Webcast: Physician-Led Population Health Programs—New Skills for Success

Date: February 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join clinical improvement experts as they define new expectations for population health management and outline the leadership skills necessary for physicians to direct a successful program. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Vast study casts doubts on value of mammograms

The New York Times, February 12, 2014

DaVita says it will pay $389M to settle fed investigations

The Denver Post, February 12, 2014

Parkland Memorial Hospital plans to restore incentive pay for top executives

The Dallas Morning News, February 12, 2014

Telemedicine bolsters ICU care in rural Maryland hospitals

Kaiser Health News / The Baltimore Sun, February 12, 2014

The White House is relaxing the employer mandate again

The Washington Post, February 11, 2014

Hospitals push back on proposal to extend cuts

The Hill, February 11, 2014

NC hospital apologizes for exposure to disease

SFGate.com / Associated Press, February 11, 2014

Meet the man set to take on 1 million Dallas patients (and what he plans to do)

The Dallas Morning News, February 10, 2014

Brookdale Hospital nurse allegedly attacked by patient

CBS New York, February 10, 2014

Maryland hospitals don't know how they'll cover costs of new regulations

Baltimore Business Journal, February 7, 2014



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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

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