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Primary Care Physicians Bridge Mental Health Gaps

Jacqueline Fellows

Harvard Medical School's Center for Primary Care uses staff social workers, community resource specialists, and, eventually, telepsychiatry to make mental health part of its healthcare practice. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Two-Midnights Rule Spells Grim Financial Forecast for Hospitals

Hospitals will take a financial hit this year as a result of the new federal rule that cuts the Medicare payment rate for most patient stays that span less than two midnights, Moody's predicts. >>>

Septic Shock Treatment Protocols Challenged

In light of new data, "the National Quality Forum-endorsed measure and the International Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines for treatment of septic shock are going to have to be modified," says a critical care researcher. >>>

Why Is Healthcare Price Transparency So Hard?

Few are making much progress, but a small number of hospital and health system leaders are doing their best to change price opacity. >>>

Researchers Link ICD-10 Shift to Financial Losses

The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding led to significant information loss at one oncology clinic, says a researcher who found that 39 ICD-9-CM codes with information loss accounted for 2.9% of total Medicaid reimbursements and 5.3% of the organization's billing charges. >>>

Physicians Urged to Become 'Political Advocates' for Patients

Two advocates for public health want healthcare workers trained to be "structurally competent" in basic economics, urban infrastructure, and other societal factors that can negatively impact patients' health. >>>

ICU Mobility Program Saves $500K in 6 Months

A program to get mechanically ventilated and post-operative ICU patients up and moving quickly represented a huge culture change for nurses, but it reduced length of stay and eliminated pressure ulcers and ventilator-associated pneumonia. >>>

Stressed Employees Need HR Resources, Boundaries

While most human resource professionals are good listeners and genuinely want to help employees struggling with the stresses of balancing work and life, they cannot take on the role of a mental health provider. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace With the Pulse of Population Health

This report outlines the strategies healthcare providers are pursuing to grow their cardio service lines while addressing margin pressures. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

Doctors say Obamacare rule will stick them with unpaid bills

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2014

Got Obamacare, can’t find doctors

CNN Money, March 20, 2014

Alternative to colonoscopy detects cancers, though it has its own 'ick' factor

Star Tribune, March 20, 2014

Concerns about cancer centers under health law

The Washington Post, March 19, 2014

Measles outbreak in NY may have spread in medical facilities

The New York Times, March 19, 2014

Income puts Rutgers University doctors among elite

NorthJersey.com, March 19, 2014

MI Medical Center to pay $200,000 to settle reverse-discrimination lawsuit

MLive.com, March 19, 2014

Poll: Two thirds satisfied with healthcare system

The Hill, March 18, 2014

Glaxo to bring doctors in-house as educational speakers

Bloomberg, March 18, 2014

A surgical procedure's risks, unmentioned

The New York Times, March 18, 2014



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Shifting Patient Patterns

Change is coming, but leaders have various outlooks for and responses to the new patient dynamics. >>>

 

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