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Web Exclusive: Lawmakers Seek SGR Alternatives, But Who Will Pay?
Congressional subcommittees have begun the meticulous review of the physician payment formula, also known as the...
Web Exclusive: Telestroke Considerations Go Beyond Technology
Through emerging pathways, hospitals are seeking to improve patient care in telestroke programs with technology as a...
Web Exclusive: Doctors: 'I'm Sorry' Doesn't Mean 'I'm Liable'
At least 36 states have adopted laws that generally bar physicians' expressions of compassion or sympathy about pain...
Web Exclusive: Family Docs Cautiously Optimistic About ACO Regs
Like many other physician groups, the American Academy of Family Physicians is studying the proposed federal...
Web Exclusive: Orthopedic Leaders Describe 'Cruising to Recovery' Strategy
The MemorialCare Health System in Southern California has worked to improve patient outcomes and ROI in its joint...
Web Exclusive: For Top ACO or Team Care, Check Physician Egos at the Door
Accountable care organizations may be the next big thing in healthcare. But multidiscipline team approaches to...
Web Exclusive: Proposed Duty Hour Limits for Residents Met with Scrutiny
Medical residency program directors are reacting to a plan to limit the number of hours first-year physician residents...
Web Exclusive: MRSA No Reason to Ditch the White Coat
British physicians are banned from wearing white coats and long-sleeved garments in an effort to decrease the...
Web Exclusive: AHA Details Hospital Pricing Variations
A report from the American Hospital Association rejects claims that rising hospital costs are a result of hospital...
Web Exclusive: A Neurologist's Guide to Hospital Reorganization
Roger J. Packer, MD, head of the division of child neurology at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC...