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Webinar: How Hospitalists Can Lead on Quality

Webinar: How Hospitalists Can Lead on Quality

December 19, 2014

As pressure mounts on hospitals to improve and reduce costs, they have turned to medicine's fastest growing physician specialty - hospital medicine - to improve clinical performance and operational efficiency. How this new role for hospitalists plays out varies according to the type, location and...

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Docs take note: Make quality-reporting deadline or face penalty

By Andis Robeznieks  |  December 18, 2014

Physician advocates are warning doctors to pay close attention to the CMS' recently released Physician Quality Reporting System data submission deadlines, because the 2014 data they report will be used to calculate their future Medicare payments.

Supreme Court decision could mean $65 billion in lost insurance subsidies

By Paul Demko  |  December 18, 2014

Florida residents would lose $12.3 billion in financial assistance in 2016 if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down insurance subsidies for states that haven't established their own exchanges, according to an analysis done by Democratic staffers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Ebola fears speed changes in U.S. hospital record systems

By Reuters  |  December 18, 2014

The worst Ebola outbreak on record, and its spread beyond West Africa, has accelerated changes in how U.S. hospitals address the threat of infectious diseases, say health IT companies and industry experts.

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