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Physician pay increases may be slowing

Physician pay increases may be slowing

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 21, 2018

Physician compensation rose only slightly for most medical specialties in 2017 indicating the steady growth in pay seen over the past several years may have started to slow.

CMS hears fears about billing codes proposal

CMS hears fears about billing codes proposal

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 18, 2018

Although providers are concerned that the CMS' plan to overhaul some Medicare billing codes could spark underpayment and fraud, CMS officials say there's no reason to worry yet.

Q&A with HealthPartners' Andrea Walsh on her first year as CEO

Q&A with HealthPartners' Andrea Walsh on her first year as CEO

By Aurora Aguilar  |  July 14, 2018

Andrea Walsh took over as CEO in June 2017. It's been mostly smooth sailing for Walsh, but an easy start shouldn't be surprising given Walsh's 23-year tenure at HealthPartners, most recently as executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

Docs don't drain hospital finances, systems say

Docs don't drain hospital finances, systems say

By Tara Bannow  |  July 14, 2018

Most health systems that responded to Modern Healthcare's Hospital Systems Survey said hiring more physicians either did not materially change their financial performance or actually improved it, a surprising finding given research that shows hospitals lose money on employed physicians.

Docs argue for safe-injection sites for illicit drugs in the U.S.

Docs argue for safe-injection sites for illicit drugs in the U.S.

By Harris Meyer  |  July 07, 2018

Some U.S. physicians would like hospitals to consider opening safe-injection sites on their campuses to reduce the chance of addicted patients overdosing on illicit drugs while receiving medical treatment, as two Canadian hospitals recently have done.

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