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Medical home programs hampered by complexity
August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “Reform Update: Medical-home adoption growing; evidence of effectiveness still elusive”: I love these self-serving studies, hundreds of thousands of dollars wasted to come up with nothing. There is nothing wrong with the patient-centered medical-home concept. The problem is...
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Cushing tapped as Temple University Hospital's medical chief
By Bob Herman | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Herbert Cushing has been named chief medical officer of Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, effective Aug. 18.
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August 22, 2014
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Post-Acute Care Survey
August 22, 2014
Modern Healthcare is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Post-Acute Care Survey.
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Patient Satisfaction Measurement Firms Survey
August 22, 2014
Modern Healthcare is inviting companies to participate in its 2014 Patient Satisfaction Measurement Firms Survey.
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August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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In Arkansas, a Dem senator campaigns on Obamacare
By Harris Meyer | August 21, 2014
One of the biggest mysteries in the endless political battle over Obamacare is why President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats haven't more aggressively and effectively touted the law's protections for consumers against being denied coverage and treatment by insurers.
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Hospitals hope for relief from two-midnights purgatory
By Bob Herman | August 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The heavily criticized Medicare two-midnights rule involving short inpatient stays has technically been in effect for the past year. But providers, regulators and healthcare observers are not sure the rule will hold up in its current makeshift form.
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Do the CDC’s Ebola precautions for U.S. hospitals go far enough?
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CDC has issued guidelines for hospitals on identifying and treating Ebola patients, but those recommendations, which do not include the head-to-toe “moon suits” used in field hospitals in West Africa and at Emory, have drawn widespread criticism for not going far enough in...
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New York's Mount Sinai, upstate physician group create alliance
By Bob Herman | August 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Mount Sinai Health System in New York City is taking its population health network beyond the city's fabled five boroughs to create a partnership with Crystal Run Healthcare.
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