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How a Solo Physician Aced Stage 1 Meaningful Use
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

A primary care physician who spent months scanning documents with the help of family members says he found the journey to Stage 1 Meaningful Use approval occasionally frustrating, but ultimately worthwhile, with an EMR — and a payday at the end. [Read More]
  August 18, 2011

 
Editor's Picks
2011 Top Leadership Team Awards Recognize Big Moves
In its eighth year, HealthLeaders Media's Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare award program continues to recognize and celebrate outstanding teamwork in healthcare, to share what makes top leadership teams successful, and to encourage other leaders to learn from the best. [Read More]
AMGA: Physician Practices Falter on Thinning Margins
While many physician groups have been able to offset Medicare reimbursement cuts through ancillary services such as imaging, concerns over further cuts remain strong, an American Medical Group Association survey shows. [Read More]
Individual Mandate Unconstitutional, 11th Circuit Appeals Court Rules
The individual mandate provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has again been declared unconstitutional, this time by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta, Georgia. In a 2-1 vote, the court ruled that the rest of the healthcare reform law could stand. [Read More]
In Joplin, St. John's Mercy Hospital Unveils Plans to Rebuild
St. John's Mercy Hospital has made public its sweeping plans to build a new hospital in Joplin, MO as the centerpiece of a nearly $950 million rebuilding plan for the city's tornado-ravaged healthcare infrastructure. [Read More]
Webcast: Slash Your Readmission Rates
Date: September 16, 2011
About: With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital readmitted within 30 days, Baylor Heart and Vascular Center in Dallas, which boasts one of the lowest readmission rates nationwide (17.3%), and Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, which cut its readmission rate from the nation's second-highest (32.4%) to 15%, share strategies to help you reduce your readmission rates.
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Business Rx
The New Patient Experience Imperative
Focusing on patient experience has always been the right thing to do. But new government regulations and payment models mean hospitals must do better, according to this new report from the HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Unit. [Read More]
 
 
Physician News
Price Gouging Spikes Drug Costs Up to 4500%, Purchasing Group Say
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 17, 2011
Use of RAI for Thyroid Cancer Comes Under Scrutiny
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 18, 2011
Time to Trash Your Org Chart?
Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, August 15, 2011
Nurse Education Key to Scope-of-Care Debate
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 15, 2011
How Debt Ceiling Shenanigans Could Damage Healthcare
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 11, 2011
Demand Letter Responsibility to Shift from RACs to MACs
James Carroll, for HealthLeaders Media, August 17, 2011
Top 10 Reasons for Pediatric Hospitalizations
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 15, 2011
Medicare Proposes Alcohol, Depression Screening Rules
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 16, 2011
Foam Mattresses May Reduce Pressure Ulcers, Hospital Costs
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 16, 2011

Webcasts/Rounds

Sept 15: Rounds: Women's Health Strategies for Service Line Growth and Quality

Sept 16: Webcast: Slash Your Readmission Rates

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