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Why Cedars-Sinai Screens All Inpatient Adults for Depression

John Commins

Risk factors that can adversely affect a patient's recovery or trigger a hospital readmission include behavioral issues. The chair of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Psychiatry discusses how screening for depression will become more widespread as hospitals adopt value-based reimbursement models. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Feds Stonewall ICD-10 Summit

On the first day of an AHIMA-organized summit, the Coalition for ICD-10 picked up a strong ally, America's Health Insurance Plans, but got no new information from federal officials about an implementation date. >>>

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. >>>

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." >>>

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. >>>

Cyberattack Drill Exposes Healthcare's Vulnerabilities

Healthcare organizations are at their weakest not necessarily on technical implementations, but in their ability to coordinate and collaborate across organizations, says a security expert. >>>

MetroHealth Revs Its Population Health Engine

As the healthcare industry makes the move toward population health management, providers are finding innovative ways to positively affect the health status of their communities—and lower costs in the process. >>>

NY Abolishes Written Practice Agreement for NPs

A new law in New York State does not expand nurse practitioners' scope of practice, but it does eliminate the need for a written collaborative agreement between a physician and an NP, which in reality is little more than a financial agreement. >>>

How Physicians Can Help Ease Mental Health Provider Shortages

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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Webcast: Hospital-Hospice Collaboration to Improve Palliative Care Outcomes

Date: June 12, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Hospitals and ACOs are building partnerships with organizations such as hospices to reduce hospital readmissions, mortality rates and treatment costs among this patient population. Join leaders from both sides of the collaboration as they share tested strategies for building effective hospice-hospital partnerships to improve clinical and financial outcomes. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Court strikes down OH hospital merger

The Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2014

Health systems first to combine radiology, EHR

InformationWeek, April 23, 2014

Business tax on Bellingham WA hospital could mean $1.2 million a year for city

The Bellingham Herald, April 23, 2014

Hospitals can speed stroke treatment, but it's not easy

NPR, April 23, 2014

Last-minute change in TN law lets hospitals drop patients

The Tennessean, April 22, 2014

Hospitals challenge observational case designation

Pittsburgh Business Times, April 22, 2014

AMA report: Doctors support nearly 572,000 jobs

New York Business Journal, April 22, 2014

Intensive care patient to face charges of selling drugs from hospital bed

WTAE, April 22, 2014

Hospitals trying their hand at insurance provider business

Fox Business, April 21, 2014

Western PA to get taste of TN-style for-profit health care

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 21, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

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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