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Telemedicine Providers Welcome AMA Guidelines

Jacqueline Fellows

In its recommendations, the AMA cements what providers have been hearing for years: Telemedicine needs more regulation and reimbursement. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

ACGME Chief Sees 'Huge' Risk of Error in Proposed Assistant Physician Licensure

The CEO of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education calls Missouri's move to license assistant physicians "precedent-setting and very concerning on a number of fronts." >>>

Docs, Specialists ID Proposed Payment Fee Concerns

Representatives of several physician groups say a monthly payment for managing patients' chronic conditions is the most significant provision of CMS's 2015 proposed Physician Fee Schedule. >>>

Mayo Tops U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings

A shift in methodology emphasizes patient safety, reduces the weight of an organization's reputation, and uses better data for more objective assessments, says U.S. News & World Report. >>>

Chronic Disease Care Costs Get Bipartisan Attention

The Senate Finance Committee hears testimony and is expected to examine in the coming months possible solutions to the problems posed by chronic disease care, which accounts for 93 percent of all Medicare spending. >>>

MSSP Program May Add New Quality Measures

The proposed 2015 rules for Medicare B payments add a dozen new quality measures and patient outcome-based metrics, including unplanned admissions for patients with diabetes, heart failure, or multiple chronic conditions. >>>

Hospitals Tops in Physician Benefits

Physicians employed by hospitals enjoy richer benefits and potentially fewer administrative hassles, but physicians employed by private practice express higher satisfaction with their compensation packages, survey data shows. >>>

Nemours Videos Low on Doctors, High on Smiles

Partnering with a Florida creative agency, Nemours Children's Health System has launched a marketing campaign that emphasizes the breadth of its services by showcasing active, playful children in a series of upbeat videos. >>>

6 Strategies for a Safer Hospital

Hospitals are among the most dangerous places to work and there are high costs associated with injured workers, but hospitals and health systems can strategically reduce the risk of injury to staff. >>>



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Date: August 25, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join leaders from CAC-Florida Medical Center and Humana to learn key strategies for managing diabetes to improve quality and value in the delivery of healthcare services. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Specialty care is a challenge in some ACA plans

Kaiser Health News / Houston Public Media, July 17, 2014

'Boot camp' teaches doctor, nurse teamwork

Democrat & Chronicle, July 17, 2014

Flu shots lag among MA acute-care workers, regulators find

The Boston Globe, July 17, 2014

Doctor admits taking bribes to order lab tests for patients

NBC 4 New York, July 16, 2014

An ER, not a hospital, is set to open at St. Vincent's site

The New York Times, July 16, 2014

The doctor will click on you now, but can she feel your pain in an e-Visit?

Bloomberg Businessweek, July 15, 2014

If color or shape of generic pills changes, patients may stop taking them

The Washington Post, July 15, 2014

Doctor characteristics may influence prostate cancer treatment

Reuters, July 15, 2014

Doctors find strategies to reduce medication errors among kids

Reuters, July 15, 2014

Opinion: When doctors commit suicide, it's often hushed up

The Washington Post, July 15, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

New Goals, New Alliances

The historically adversarial relationship between providers and payers is shifting toward cautious cooperation as both sides recognize that they must implement structural and strategic changes to ensure their mutual survival. >>>

 

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