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Monday, November 29, 2010

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10% of Family Docs Mull Shuttering Over Medicare Cuts

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 29, 2010

More than one in 10 family physicians may close their offices if Medicare slashes payments next year, according to an online survey of American Academy of Family Physicians members who have an ownership stake in their medical practices.

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3 in 4 ED Managers Report Shortage of Specialists

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 29, 2010

Twenty-one percent of emergency department deaths and permanent injuries can be linked to shortages of physicians qualified to provide specialty care such as neurosurgery, hand surgery, and plastic surgery, study says.

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Florida Physician to Pay $22.6M to Settle Medicare Fraud Claims

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 29, 2010

The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice alleging that Walter Janke, MD, and his wife violated the False Claims Act by filing false diagnostic codes to inflate Medicare reimbursements.

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Baldrige Quality Award Goes to Advocate Good Samaritan

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 29, 2010

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL, has won the U.S. Commerce Department's prestigious 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. And, for the first time, a healthcare consulting firm was one of three small businesses selected for the 2010 honor.

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Healthcare Philanthropy: It's Your Job

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, November 15, 2010

As giving slips, the need for a strategic imperative rises.

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HealthLeaders Media Rounds: Building Accountable Care Organizations

By: October 26, 2010

Hospitals and physicians are working hurriedly to build systems of care that reward quality, outcomes, and high-value care—the ingredients of the accountable care organization. Innovative healthcare leaders like Carilion Clinic and Norton Healthcare are getting ready now for the future of healthcare system delivery. Join us on Dec. 9 from Carilion Clinic and share the lessons these leaders have learned.

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