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Should Your Docs Be Making House Calls?

Philip Betbeze

One DC-based physician says making house calls is the only way he can maintain his solo practice. Demand is heavy and his business is growing. Should hospitals get into this business line, too? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

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. >>>

Strategies for Safer Hospital Medicine Also Cut Costs

New doctors are turning the tables on seasoned physician leaders by introducing strategies to improve quality by curtailing opportunities for medical error and harm. They're also saving hospitals millions in unnecessary spending. >>>

MU Fraud On The Rise, OIG Warns

Vulnerabilities in electronic health records systems are creating opportunities for fraud among healthcare providers and contractors working to achieve Meaningful Use attestation, says the Office of Inspector General. >>>

Physicians Push for Say in Value-Based Payments Structure

The American Medical Association is backing an effort in Congress to push Medicare toward a value-based reimbursement system, but doctors are demanding a seat at the table when rules are set for transparency and assessing providers' performance. >>>

AMA Seeks to Stop ICD-10, Cites Soaring Costs

In a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the American Medical Association asks her to "strongly" reconsider the ICD-10 medical coding set mandate, which the AMA says will place a "crushing burden" on physicians. >>>

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. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency

Providers must master data analytics to succeed in the new world of healthcare. This report explores the gains and gaps in this race to the future. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

As healthcare shifts, US doctors switch to salaried jobs

The New York Times, February 14, 2014

Moody's blasts proposed Obamacare changes

The Hill, February 14, 2014

WA hospitals sue state over new rules on mergers and affiliations

The Seattle Times, February 14, 2014

Struggling Brooklyn hospitals expected to remain open after Obama administration approval

New York Daily News, February 14, 2014

Payments to CEO raise new conflicts at top health quality group

ProPublica, February 13, 2014

Baptist Health CEO: Psych beds being cut in national trend because they're unprofitable

The Florida Times-Union, February 13, 2014

Ballot battle brews over hospital pricing in CA

BuzzFeed, February 13, 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

The White House is relaxing the employer mandate again

The Washington Post, February 11, 2014



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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 >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

In Search of EHR's ROI

As healthcare leaders continue to pour money into electronic health record systems, many (but not all) find the return on the investment remains elusive. >>>

 

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