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Physicians Lack Confidence to Counsel Patients on Lifestyle
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

With an estimated two-thirds of Americans overweight or obese, the ability of healthcare providers to counsel patients regarding nutrition and exercise is "imperative," according to a study published in Preventive Cardiology. But physicians aren't getting the job done.[Read More]
  September 30, 2010

 
Editor's Picks
HHS Awards $320 Million to expand Primary Care
Making good on a promise to fortify the primary care workforce, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is awarding $320 million in ACA funds, $167 million of which will expand primary care residency programs. [Read More]
Multidisciplinary Approach Reduces Breast Cancer Deaths
A breast cancer screening program in Norway—which made mammographic screening available to women between the ages of 50 and 69?led to a smaller decrease in deaths by breast cancer than anticipated, according to a study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers in the latest New England Journal of Medicine.[Read More]
Medical Necessity RAC Strategies
After much anticipation, they've finally arrived. With the recent CMS approval of issues for DCS, the RAC for Region A, all four of the RACs are now activity review claims for medical necessity validation. Now what? HealthLeaders Media sat with Michael Taylor MD, president of clinical operations at Executive Health Resources in Newtown Square, PA.[Read More]
Falling TB Rates Point to Greater Danger for U.S.
A report that may send waves of fear to hospital leaders across the country indicates that infectious disease strides in decimating ordinary tuberculosis cases may in fact position the country for an epidemic rise in multidrug-resistant TB.[Read More]
GAO Report Casts Healthcare GPOs in Favorable Light
The trade group representing the healthcare industry's group purchasing organization's says their efforts to improve transparency, accountability and fair product discounting has been validated by a federal government report released this week.[Read More]
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Business Rx
Healthcare Reform Gains Some Public Support
Although public opinion about the recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act remains split, support for the overhaul has increased steadily since the legislation was passed in March.[Read More]
 
 
Physician News
GAO Announces Patient Centered Outcomes Board
Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, September 27, 2010
IL Hospitals Generate $75 B Annually
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 27, 2010
DOJ Busts $3 Million Medical Fraud Scheme
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 27, 2010
Women's Health Research Gains Ground, But Gaps Remain
Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, September 29, 2010

Healthcare Philanthropy Fell 11% in 2009
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 28, 2010
Sebelius: Health insurers finally get their oversight
Wall Street Journal, September 28, 2010
Usual Suspects tops IHA roster of California Medical Group
SB Business Times, September 28, 2010
Women allegedly molested in FL hospital speaks out
WSVN-TV, September 28, 2010
Doctors question GA health clinic
The Atlanta Constitution, September 29, 2010

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