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Unreported GPO fees may cause Medicare to overpay hospitals

Unreported GPO fees may cause Medicare to overpay hospitals

A government watchdog wants to know if hospitals accurately report revenue they receive from group purchasing organizations, a question that may have broader implications for the federal safe harbor that allows GPOs to earn and distribute such administrative fees.

Tougher transparency rules proposed for health exchange plans

By Paul Demko  |  November 24, 2014

Consumer advocates are cheering the Obama administration's plans to strengthen transparency rules for provider networks and drug formularies so that insurance exchange customers will be able to make informed choices.


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MHInsights-How Hospitalists Can Lead on Quality

MHInsights-How Hospitalists Can Lead on Quality

As pressure mounts on hospitals to improve quality and reduce costs, they have turned to medicine's fastest-growing physician specialty—hospital medicine—to improve clinical performance and operational efficiency.


Providers

Growing community-based doctors

Growing community-based doctors

Around the country, a number of graduate medical education programs are training young doctors in community-based medicine, in the hope that they'll either stay where they are trained or relocate to other underserved communities.

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Geriatrics association chooses new CEO

Geriatrics association chooses new CEO

The American Geriatrics Society has chosen Nancy Lundebjerg as its next CEO. Lundebjerg, 55, has served as the organization's COO since 2008, and she's been with AGS since 1998.

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