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Shift in Payment Models Alters Physician Compensation

Jacqueline Fellows

As physician reimbursement shifts from a fee-for-service model to a value-based structure, expect to see changes in how compensation plans are drafted. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Obama Quietly Signs SGR Patch Bill

The new law delays both the implementation of the ICD-10 code set and the so-called two-midnights rule, which affects hospital reimbursements. The law also includes critical funding extensions for rural hospitals. >>>

WellPoint CEO: Healthcare Revolution Under Way

Joe Swedish says a revolution in healthcare is heating up and it will be dependent on a rapidly evolving tech landscape through big data, social networks, and personal connectivity. >>>

Sudden Hospital Closure Stuns MA Community; More Coming

The events leading up to the abrupt closure of a regional hospital in a remote corner of Massachusetts are complicated. But many community hospitals across the country are equally vulnerable, and more will close. >>>

Patient Volumes, Patterns Shifting

Reduced inpatient admissions and readmissions are having a corresponding effect on hospital and health system revenues, with question marks over reimbursements. Hospitals are bracing for impact. >>>

MSPB Adds Nuance to Readmission Rates

A new measure of healthcare efficiency, Medicare spending per beneficiary, is another pain point for healthcare leaders, but it aims to incentivize higher-quality, less-costly care. >>>

What to Do About Physician Unions

As tensions between employed physicians and their hospital bosses ratchet up, HR professionals need to draft a strategy for either blocking or accepting the likely event that doctors will organize into labor unions. >>>

Show, Don't Tell, Telehealth Benefits

Telehealth is gaining acceptance and momentum among providers and patients. It's even got friends in Washington working to change regulations that govern technology to treat patients remotely. Marketing needs to keep pace. >>>



News Headlines

US to let public see how Medicare pays doctors

Reuters, April 3, 2014

Top Boston hospital begins to tackle readmissions problem

Kaiser Health News, April 3, 2014

Health department raises alarm about RI hospital infection controls after measles incident

Middletown Patch, April 3, 2014

Burnt out primary care docs are voting with their feet

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, April 2, 2014

Wage war brews at Johns Hopkins Hospital

The Baltimore Sun, April 2, 2014

Opinion: Doctors are drowning in data

InformationWeek, April 2, 2014

Healthcare among job sectors with highest obesity rates

Time, April 1, 2014

Two Boston hospitals change surgical technique after cancer debate

ABC News, March 31, 2014

Doctor priorities vs. patient priorities

The New York Times, March 28, 2014

Hospitals chart ways to boost care, funding under ACA

USA Today, March 28, 2014



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