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Learning to be LGBT-friendly

Learning to be LGBT-friendly

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 22, 2015

Experts say it's important for healthcare providers to become more knowledgeable, sensitive and welcoming to LGBT patients because that population suffers from a disproportionate burden of chronic illness.

Hospitals slow to adopt patient apology policies

Hospitals slow to adopt patient apology policies

By Sabriya Rice  |  August 15, 2015

Deaths, whether inevitable or caused by preventable medical errors, happen daily at most hospitals. But few have adopted best practices for handling complaints or even questions from family members and caregivers, whose first and understandable reaction often starts with the word “why.”

Nursing homes' use of binding arbitration comes under fire

Nursing homes' use of binding arbitration comes under fire

By Lisa Schencker  |  August 08, 2015

There's general agreement that a CMS rule barring nursing facilities from requiring arbitration agreements is long overdue. But while industry representatives generally support the proposed rule, parts of it have left some trial lawyers and patient advocates fuming.

Behavioral health behind bars and beyond

Behavioral health behind bars and beyond

By Andis Robeznieks  |  August 01, 2015

Cook County (Ill.) Jail is trying to shed its reputation as the “nation's largest mental health institution,” and it is leading a nationwide movement with jailhouse and community treatment strategies to keep inmates with mental illness from returning.

Delayed scrutiny: Problems with birth control device expose gaps in FDA oversight

Delayed scrutiny: Problems with birth control device expose gaps in FDA oversight

By Sabriya Rice  |  July 25, 2015

Thousands of women have experienced problems with the Essure birth control device. They claim these side effects were not disclosed to them by the manufacturer or their doctors, and that their complaints have been dismissed for years by the device manufacturer, physicians and the federal government.

M&A Watch Q2: Pay parity draws investors to behavioral health

By Beth Kutscher  |  July 18, 2015

Investors now have a heightened interest in behavioral health after new laws have gone into effect giving treatment for mental disorders payment parity with physical illnesses. Insurers and government payers also are beginning to see treatment of behavioral health disorders as a wise investment.

Doc pay resumes upward march after prior year's slowdown

Doc pay resumes upward march after prior year's slowdown

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 18, 2015

Twenty physician specialties received a pay hike in 2014, while only three specialties saw their average pay decline from 2013 to 2014, according to Modern Healthcare's 22nd annual Physician Compensation Survey. The largest pay increase last year was in urology.

About the survey firms

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 18, 2015

Twelve organizations supplied data for this year's Physician Compensation Survey.

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