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A Better Strategy for Dealing with Bad Physicians

Lena J. Weiner, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

While HR handles most personnel issues in hospitals, the use of professionalism committees is on the rise. Staffed by physicians, they confront peers who are exhibiting disruptive behavior and provide counseling. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

Obama Quietly Signs SGR Patch Bill

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

Nurse Staffing Battle Rages On in Massachusetts

Like it or not, the question of whether maximum nurse-patient staffing ratios should be mandated by law may go before Bay State voters in November. >>>

Shift in Payment Models Alters Physician Compensation

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. >>>

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. >>>

Latest ICD-10 Delay Re-shuffles the Deck, Irritates Players

Another year-long delay in the deadline for implementation of the ICD-10 medical coding set spells frustration for vendors and providers. "This is bad," says CHIME president and CEO Russ Branzell. >>>

Get Ready for Medicare's 5-Star Hospital Ratings

CMS intends to implement a five-star rating system on all of its web sites that display comparative quality information for providers. Stars are nice, but precision, in the form of detailed quality data, must remain public for quality to improve. >>>

Slideshow: Healthcare Leaders on Executive Compensation

Compensation formulas for physician leaders are being recalculated to reward clinical performance over volume metrics. Four healthcare leaders discuss compensation strategy changes their organizations have made to attract, engage, and retain top talent. >>>



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News Headlines

Why walk-in healthcare is a fast-growing profit center for retail chains

The Washington Post, April 7, 2014

Rural MS hospitals align with larger ones to survive

Modesto Bee / Clarion-Ledger, April 7, 2014

Doctor shortage found in western NY, upstate

The Buffalo News, April 4, 2014

US to let public see how Medicare pays doctors

Reuters, 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

New law to give NY nurse practitioners more freedom from doctors

Syracuse.com, April 2, 2014

Thousands of jobs shed in Pittsburgh region's hospitals

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 2, 2014

Healthcare among job sectors with highest obesity rates

Time, April 1, 2014

Boston hospitals take steps to set healthy examples for patients

The Boston Globe, April 1, 2014



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