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Physician: 'I Almost Killed a Patient' Because of an Advance Directive

Philip Betbeze

While advance medical directives can be a benefit to patients, families, and healthcare costs, misinterpretation of these documents by clinicians is common, says a prominent emergency medicine physician, and can lead to irreversible medical errors. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospital Rankings: The More, the Murkier

Once the stuff of health policy journals, hospital rankings based on public data are easily accessible to providers, payers, and patients. Therein lies the problem. >>>

CMS Resets ICD-10 Start Date

The Department of Health and Human Services "expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA-covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015." >>>

Hospital Execs Hope for Two-Midnight Rule Repeal

The two-midnight rule is arbitrary, hurts healthcare providers, and creates unintended consequences for patients, say many healthcare leaders. A new lawsuit from the AHA aims to repeal the rule. >>>

Telemedicine's Expanding Options

Spurred by new laws and policies that permit online teleconsultations, both payers and providers are exploring ways to enable patients' access to care in ways that also meet growing industry demands. >>>

2015 IPPS Proposed Rules Detailed

The focus of Medicare's Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rules is squarely on achieving reductions in hospital-acquired conditions and hospital readmissions, and on value-based purchasing. >>>

Cigna Puts a Premium on Cancer Prevention

As model payment for healthcare services moves from fee-for-service to a system based on value, the health insurer Cigna is putting an emphasis on colon cancer prevention measures. >>>

HFMA: Healthcare Pricing Transparency a Shared Responsibility

A report setting principles and recommendations for achieving greater price transparency in US healthcare suggests the task will require cooperation between healthcare providers, payers, and employers. >>>

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

The contemporary primary care practice is at the crossroads of healthcare reform efforts. As the focus of reform shifts to prevention, care of chronic illness, and population health, the primary care physician will play a pivotal role. >>>



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News Headlines

Healthcare.gov finished strong despite rocky start, enrollment data show

Kaiser Health News, May 2, 2014

Envisioning the end of employer-provided health plans

The New York Times, May 2, 2014

Tech preps healthcare organization for lawsuits

InformationWeek, May 2, 2014

New price transparency rules for hospitals under Obamacare

The Hill, May 1, 2014

Tenet Healthcare Corp. pays $5 million to settle False Claims Act case

The Miami Herald, May 1, 2014

WellPoint softens forecast for Obamacare rate hikes

Kaiser Health News, May 1, 2014

Emanuel: Although 'not a perfect law,' ACA is protecting patients

Kaiser Health News, April 30, 2014

The healthcare system is so broken, it's time for doctors to strike

The Daily Beast, April 30, 2014

Health plans scramble to calculate 2015 rates

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, April 29, 2014

'Tiering and steering' a contentious issue for local healthcare

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 28, 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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