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MGMA: Physician Compensation Increasingly Based on Quality Measures

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 14, 2013

Primary care physicians have 3% of their total compensation based on quality measures, but doctors will increasingly be tied to these metrics as reimbursement aligns more closely with quality and cost measures, Medical Group Management Association data suggests.

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AHIP: Kaiser CEO Advocates for Quality of Care

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 14, 2013

At the America's Health Insurance Plans annual conference, George C. Halvorson, CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan cited "better technology, better databases, and better science" among the tools that will help improve patient care. He urged attendees to "do the right things."

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Physician Pay Will Soon Depend on Outcomes

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 13, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is seeking feedback from doctors as it builds a model for reimbursing physicians based on actual outcomes rather than process measures.

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Advocate for Physician-Led ACOs Shares Secret of Success

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, June 13, 2013

The former president of Advocate Physician Partners says it's a slow process to get newly hired physicians smoothly cobbled into an accountable care organization. But "culture is the main determinant" of an ACO's success.

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Webcast: New Radiology Standards to Reduce Costs, Increase Quality and Improve Outcomes

By: April 30, 2013

Date: June 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join radiology experts from Radisphere and NCH Healthcare System as they examine how standards-based radiology can impact fiscal performance, patient satisfaction and physician referrals.

Register Today

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Intelligence Report: Service Line Optimization—Strategies to Drive Value Along the Care Continuum

By: June 14, 2013

Do your service lines support the strategic shift to a continuum of care? Find out why 61% of healthcare leaders report physician alignment as the No. 1 challenge to service line success, and what strategies they are employing to drive value along the continuum of care.

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