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’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
Hospitalist Firms Cogent, HMG to Merge
Cogent Healthcare and Hospitalists Management Group are merging to form "the largest private hospitalist company...
Red Flag Ruling a Victory for Physicians, AMA Says
The American Medical Association is applauding a federal appeals court's ruling that physicians who bill patients after...
Steward Mulls $1.1B Jackson Health Takeover
In a non-binding letter, Steward Healthcare System has expressed an 'interest' in taking over Jackson Health System...
MD Appeals Court Upholds State's Physician Self-Referral Ban
A state law prohibiting physicians from referring patients for MRI, CT, and radiation therapy services to providers...
Doctors question journal articles
Over the last decade, a small group of prominent surgeons from around the country has been enlisted by medical...
Online Tool Takes the 'Wait' Out of Waiting Rooms
A physician has developed an online service that uses color-coded updates to signal current wait times at a physician...
Web Exclusive: CA Slaps Health Plans for Delaying Payments
California regulators have fined the state's seven largest health plans $4.85 million after finding widespread...
Where do doctors go online? Merck
The sites for Merck’s Januvia, for diabetes, and Singulair, for asthma and allergies, were the top two product...
The falling-down professions
According to a 2006 poll by the American College of Physician Executives, nearly 60 percent of doctors said they had...

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