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Monday, October 25, 2010


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Physician Groups React to Report on Pharma Payments to Providers

By: Jeff Elliott for HealthLeaders Media, October 25, 2010

Leaders from the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians acknowledge that while payments do occur, and are completely legal, what is depicted in the report is not an accurate portrayal of how most healthcare professionals practice medicine.

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Medical Malpractice Claims Declining Says Insurer

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 25, 2010

Data from 1,600 hospitals from 1997 through 2007 shows that medical malpractice claims are declining slightly and the severity is leveling off, according to Zurich, the hospital and healthcare provider insurer.

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HIPAA, HITECH Final Rules Expected by Early 2011

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, October 25, 2010

The final rules governing healthcare privacy, security, and data breach notification could be published by year end or early next year, a top lawyer for the Office for Civil Rights says.

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Hospital Unemployment, Layoffs Steady in 2010

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 25, 2010

Ten hospital mass layoffs, qualified as termination of 50 or more employees, have been reported for September. The pace of hospitals' job cuts for 2010 lags slightly behind the record of 152 mass layoffs from 2009.

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Proving Payer Preauthorization

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, October 13, 2010

Pre-authorizations conveyed by phone and fax are racking up denials and hurting revenue. Here's one provider's solution for tracking and archiving those communications so that insurance companies could no longer hold their own disorganization against the hospital.

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Intelligence Report: Patient Experience - Help Wanted

By: October 15, 2010

While 72% of senior healthcare leaders say that patient experience has been a priority in the past year, only 1 of 8 CEOs has primary responsibility for it. Our exclusive, original research and analysis examines this paradox and delves into the realm of patient experience and its challenges, including why healthcare leaders report lack of success in achieving the kind of patient experience they need to provide.

 

http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence/100/industry-insight-report.html
 

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As Reimbursements Decline, Providers Find it Easier to Go Green

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, October 22, 2010

Healthcare providers that spend time looking over real estate, building, and operations costs are finding the time is right to adopt green building techniques not only as public responsibility, but also as a way to save serious cash. 

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