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The time is now for ACOs, former CMS administrator says
With the prohibitive and rising cost of healthcare, there has never been a greater need for accountable care...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
MedPAC urges closer look at costs for MRIs, CT scans
A 17-member independent advisory group has urged Congress to get tough on doctors who order too many diagnostic...
Second person denied AZ transplant coverage dies
A second transplant candidate denied coverage because of state budget cuts has died, and hospital officials say the...
KY hospital sues SEIU for harassing phone calls
King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY is suing a local union that represents more than 600 of its employees...
Coupons for patients, but higher bills for insurers
With drug prices rising and many people out of work, pharmaceutical companies are increasingly helping patients with...
Tampa Bay hospitals ring in the new year by going tobacco-free
Hospitals around the Tampa Bay region are ringing in 2011 with a healthy resolution long in the works: extinguishing...
VA to resume some procedures
The Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee hopes to have resumed about half of the medical procedures...
J&J recalls hip replacement implant
More than two years after the Food and Drug Administration began receiving complaints about the failure of a hip...
Web Exclusive: Doctors Need Decision Support in Ordering Imaging Diagnostics
The idea that many primary care physicians would not know what diagnostic imaging tests they should order to diagnose...

Webcast: Presenting Data to Leadership: What Your Board Needs to Know
During this 90-minute program, expert consultant Ken Rohde will explain what your quality and safety data really means...
Audio Conference: Beyond the MS-DRG: Capture SOI and ROM through Documentation Improvement Efforts
During this 90-minute audio conference, a 3M representative and a former ACDIS advisory board member explain MS- DRG...
Webcast: Taking Peer Review From Punitive to Positive:
Medical staff members often view peer review as punitive and ineffective and dismiss the program as too much effort...
Webcast: Improve Physician Profiles Through SOI/ROM Documentation Capture
During this webcast our experts demonstrate how documentation improvement reviews targeting SOI/ROM measures can help...
Webcast: Overcoming Competency Assessment Challenges:
Anne Roberts and Carol S. Cairns discuss the common problem areas for assessing the competency of locum tenens...
Webcast: Overcoming Competency Assessment Challenges:
Our experts guide you through determining whether your organization is adequately assessing the competency of APPs and...
Webcast: Overcoming Competency Assessment Challenges:
Examine the challenges of assessing the competency of practitioners in ambulatory settings, selective practice, and...