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Top 10 Best Practices chosen by Modern Healthcare readers

Top 10 Best Practices chosen by Modern Healthcare readers

By Jaclyn Schiff  |  July 09, 2016

We asked readers to select up to three out of 25 topics covered in the Best Practices feature since it was launched in 2013. The top 10 vote-getters include using scribes to aid physicians, payers publishing the cost of services and ways to smooth the discharge process.

Oregonians use ER less, docs more after Medicaid expansion

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 23, 2016

After expanding Medicaid, residents of Oregon are largely able to find a doctor and have dropped ER visits, despite a more than 50% increase in the number of people using the program, according to a new analysis by the state.

Data Points for June 20, 2016

Data Points for June 20, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 18, 2016

Data Points for the week of June 20, 2016, covered mass shootings, assault weapon bans, mass murders committed with AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, and deaths in mass shootings.

Q&A: 'Being smart and cautious is the right way to go'

Q&A: 'Being smart and cautious is the right way to go'

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 11, 2016

Providence Health & Services CEO Dr. Rod Hochman discusses his aggressive population health management strategy for his 34-hospital system and Providence's proposed merger with St. Joseph Health System, which would have major implications for the competitive landscape in the Los Angeles basin.

Ore. hospitalist union plans picket in quest for contract

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 11, 2016

Unionized hospitalists at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend plan a one-day picket this month, an action that management calls surprising given progress toward the group's first contract.

Should False Claims Act go easier on providers?

By Lisa Schencker  |  April 30, 2016

A hearing held last week by a House judiciary subcommittee pitted a hospital CEO against an attorney on whether healthcare providers should be given greater protections against frivolous fraud lawsuits.

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