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Hire Care Coordinators Strategically

Lena J. Weiner, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

The need for care coordinators is growing, but because they must be able to work with specific patient populations, careful and strategic recruiting practices are vital. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CMS Makes Physician Claims Data Public

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a potential treasure trove of 2012 Medicare physician claim information. The release, which makes the data public for the first time since 1979, is "a huge step to making the Medicare system more transparent," CMS says. >>>

Sebelius Resigning from HHS

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after a five-year tenure of landmark achievements and technical fiascos. President Obama will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her. >>>

ICD-10 Delay Alters Provider, Vendor Prep

While the latest delay of ICD-10 has created some confusion, the CEO of AHIMA says providers, payers, and other stakeholders are doing what they can to prepare staff. Those that can afford it will try to teach both ICD-10 and ICD-9. >>>

As Hospitalist Patient Loads Rise, So Do Hospital Costs

A study stops short of identifying the optimal hospitalist-to-patient ratio, but "workload does have implications for efficiency of care," says the study's lead author. >>>

Hospital Consolidation Explained in One M&A Deal

Duke LifePoint has agreed to spend more than half a billion dollars on Conemaugh Health System over the next 10 years. The CEOs at both organizations detail what drove them to this deal and why we can expect to see more like it. >>>

Asking Patients About Guns is a Loaded Question for Docs

The American College of Physicians says gun-related violence is a public health problem that doctors should address with patients. But few physicians actually do. >>>

Business Roundup: Tenet Wins Latest Round in SC Hospital Fight

Tenet, Community Health Systems, and Mercy Health have individually finalized separate deals to build, operate, and merge healthcare organizations from Pennsylvania to Florida. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The New Primary Care Model—A Patient-Centered Approach to Care Coordination

This report explores strategies to marshal scarce resources in a risk-sharing outcomes-based model while keeping patients at the center. Features case studies from Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, Oregon Health & Science University Family Medicine, and Taconic Independent Practice Association. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

NY City's hospital specialists are raking in millions of dollars

New York Post, April 14, 2014

Opinion: How will Boomer, Gen-X, Millennial doctors respond to healthcare changes?

Forbes, April 14, 2014

Community Medical Center will be fifth for-profit hospital in MT

The Missoulian, April 14, 2014

Opinion: Will patients 'like' the doctor who tells them they're dying?

CNN, April 11, 2014

Healthcare workers wash hands more when patients are watching

CBS News, April 11, 2014

Hopkins workers strike over wages

The Baltimore Sun, April 10, 2014

Should academic physicians serve on drug-company boards?

The Atlantic, April 10, 2014

Sliver of Medicare doctors get big share of payouts

The New York Times, April 9, 2014

10 things EMRs won't say

MarketWatch, April 9, 2014

Nurses from North Adams Regional Hospital picket bankruptcy court

Masslive.com, April 8, 2014



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Physicians at the Crossroads

Doctors are facing critical decisions that will affect their future role in healthcare delivery, especially when it comes to developing care and payment models. >>>

 

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