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Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
Nonprofits' Executive Pay Should Be More Accessible
Most nonprofit hospitals don't readily reveal the salaries and compensation packages of their top executives to public...
Hospitalist Firms Cogent, HMG to Merge
Cogent Healthcare and Hospitalists Management Group are merging to form "the largest private hospitalist company...
Humana, University of Louisville feud costs patients
--> Thousands of Humana customers should expect to pay more to visit University of Louisville doctors starting...
Stellaris Health, Empire BCBS Trade Barbs as Contract Expires
Saying it could "no longer subsidize the record profits of a health insurance conglomerate," Stellaris...
New AMA Online Database Looks to Help Docs Contract with Insurers
The American Medical Association launched the National Managed Care Contract, an online database that the physicians...
Medtronic defends payments to physicians
Medtronic Inc., CEO Bill Hawkins defended his company's longstanding practice of collaborating with physicians...
Docs Spend About $31B Haggling with Insurers Annually
Physicians spend three hours per week–43 minutes on average per workday–haggling over claims...
Lawsuit Alleges RACs Break CMS' Regulations
Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, CA, has filed a lawsuit against HHS claiming that RACs violate CMS' rules.
Audio: Streamlining Referrals: Implementing Service Agreements
Mark Murray, MD, a national healthcare consultant based in Sacramento, CA, explains how implementing service agreement...

Newsletter: Physician Compensation & Recruitment
This 12-page monthly business newsletter focuses on the specifics of actual physician pay plans used by medical group...
Continuing Education: The Physician Advisor’s Role in CDI: A Collaborative Approach for Success
This one-day seminar provides an in-depth session on the essential functions of the physician advisor and his or her...