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Physicians Harbor Outrage, Survey Shows
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

Doctors are roiling with frustration over healthcare reform, tort reform, Medicare reimbursements, and a pressing need for more primary care, among other issues, a Physician Foundation survey finds.[Read More]
  December 2, 2010

 
Editor's Picks
How Physicians Can Reduce Patient Wait Times
An expected 40 to 50 million previously uninsured patients will be gaining healthcare access during the next 10 years under provisions of the Accountable Care Act. As a result, savvy physicians are preparing to increased demand with a team approach to care delivery that is designed to cut down wait times and optimize physician face time.[Read More]
House Vote Delays SGR Cuts
With just a day to spare, the House of Representatives approved a delay in its scheduled 23% payment cuts to physicians' Medicare fees that was to take effect Dec. 1 as defined by the sustainable growth rate formula. The Senate took a similar action earlier in November.[Read More]
EHR Certification Final Rule up for Review
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (CNC) has sent a final rule to establish a permanent certification program for EHR technology to the Office of Management and Budget, prior to review by the Office of Management and Budget.[Read More]
CA Slaps Health Plans for Delaying Payments
California regulators have fined the state's seven largest health plans $4.85 million after finding widespread patterns of unfairly processing, delaying and denying physician and hospital reimbursement claims for patient care.[Read More]
Breakthroughs Report: Future Healthcare and Collaboration
Explore strategies to accelerate the drive toward more cost-efficient and quality healthcare. In this new HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—Virtua, Crouse Hospital, Heartland Health, and The Chester County Hospital—share insights and lessons learned. [Read More]
Intelligence Report: Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions
Brand-new research shows that 64% of healthcare leaders expect an increase in M&A activity between acute care hospitals and both diagnostic imaging and ambulatory surgery centers. As the transaction tide continues to rise, the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions: Opportunities and Challenges, reveals key insights to help keep you afloat. [Read More]
 
Business Rx
4 Accountable Care Challenges for CMS
The January 2012 launch of the Medicare accountable care organization option is fast-approaching. To pave the way, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will need to address the challenges of facilitating clinical performance, payment infrastructure, a multi-payer base, and financial incentives.[Read More]
 
 
Physician News
Top 10 Health News Stories of 2010
HealthLeaders Media Staff, November 22, 2010
OIG: Medicaid Paid $6.2B for Unapproved Drugs
HealthLeaders Media, November 30, 2010
How to Increase Receivables While Preserving Patient Relationships
HealthLeaders Media, November 29, 2010

Top 10 Healthcare Technology Hazards for 2011
HealthLeaders Media, December 1, 2010
WakeMed Requests UNC Health Records
HealthLeaders Media, November 30, 2010
Doctors blame health law for death of private practice
NPR, November 30, 2010
Plastic Surgeon sues clients over negative reviews on Yelp, Citysearch
ABC News, December 1, 2010
Doctor indicted on drug fraud charge
The New York Times, December 1, 2010

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