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How Physicians Can Help Ease Mental Health Provider Shortages

Jacqueline Fellows

By integrating a behavioral health team and a telemedicine component into all 250 of its primary care practices, Carolinas HealthCare System is trying to head off a potential behavioral health crisis in doctors' offices and emergency departments. >>>

 

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Reform Puts Vise Grips on Physicians

To say doctors are under tremendous pressure may be the understatement of the year. One key indicator to how well they are navigating the healthcare system is reimbursement. >>>

Boston Marathon Bombing Yields Lessons for Hospitals

As researchers begin to analyze data on the injuries, surgeries, and outcomes collected on those wounded in the 2013 bombings, the medical director for emergency preparedness at one Boston hospital says he expects to "learn from this event for a lifetime." >>>

Physicians as Economic Powerhouses and Tech Laggards

They generate $1.6 trillion in economic activity, but as a class, physicians are slow to upgrade and adopt technologies that would make them—and the nation's healthcare system—more efficient and less costly. >>>

Medicare Opt-Out a Viable Physician Strategy

Two Pennsylvania physicians share their experiences decoupling from Medicare. They've lost 12% of their patient population, but say they're providing more personalized care and the effects on their revenue and financial viability have been positive. >>>

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. >>>

Look Beyond Nurse-Patient Ratios

Nurses who advocate for patient safety often cite nurse staffing ratios as a top concern. Evidence suggests more education for nurses, not a mandated, one-size-fits-all approach to staffing, is a better way forward. >>>

NPP Demand Rising Under Value-Based Care Models

Multispecialty medical practices with non-physician providers typically perform better financially than those without physician assistants and nurse practitioners, an MGMA report finds. >>>

Hire Care Coordinators Strategically

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. >>>



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News Headlines

Medicare kept paying indicted, sanctioned doctors

NPR, April 17, 2014

Are docs 'choosing wisely'?

Chicago Tribune, April 17, 2014

Doctors' free samples have a hidden cost

NBC News, April 17, 2014

Doctors, medical staff on drugs put patients at risk

USA Today, April 17, 2014

Hospitals sue Medicare over 'two-nights' rule

The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 16, 2014

Man found dead of gunshot wound in Johns Hopkins Hospital bathroom

The Baltimore Sun, April 16, 2014

How being a doctor became the most miserable profession

The Daily Beast, April 15, 2014

Doctors overlook lucrative procedures when naming unwise treatments

Kaiser Health News / The Chicago Tribune, April 15, 2014

Why doctor ratings are misleading

The Atlantic, April 15, 2014

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

New York Post, April 14, 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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