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October 22, 2012


Top Stories
By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The drive to get big and get integrated is the defining dynamic in healthcare as providers and payers adjust to their fast-changing world.
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By John D. Thomas | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Five hundred hours. That's how much time a large hospital had to spend each week recently dealing with recovery audit contractor audits, the hospital's CEO told me at a conference.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When primary-care physicians needed to go somewhere new to revitalize their field, they found that there was no place quite like the patient-centered medical home.
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A coalition of interest groups for doctors, nurses, hospitals and health IT experts led by the National Association for Healthcare Quality released a report calling on healthcare providers to establish tough policies for reporting patient-safety problems.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Two weeks after top House Republicans called for HHS to halt meaningful-use incentive payments to providers, four Republican senators requested a meeting with staff members from the CMS and HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to discuss the program. Sens. John...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Sixty members of Congress urged the CMS to drop plans for a proposed cut in physician payments when similar clinical activities are performed at the same facility on the same day. The expansion of multiple-procedure payment reductions and a 25% cut in the technical component for “potentially...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Exeter (N.H.) Hospital said it will correct serious problems discovered after a hepatitis C outbreak last spring in time to stop federal officials from cutting off its Medicare funding. The hospital has been trying to correct deficiencies identified in July by the CMS. Among them are efforts to...
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Cover Story
By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The drive to get big and get integrated is the defining dynamic in healthcare as providers and payers adjust to their fast-changing world.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Two Missouri hospitals up for sale by Ascension Health, the nation's largest Roman Catholic health system, could strengthen HCA's hold on the Kansas City market.
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Features
By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
At Shanghai East International Medical Center in China, a robot glides along the hospital corridors, rounding with attending physicians.
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Special Feature
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When primary-care physicians needed to go somewhere new to revitalize their field, they found that there was no place quite like the patient-centered medical home.
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Editorial
By John D. Thomas | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Five hundred hours. That's how much time a large hospital had to spend each week recently dealing with recovery audit contractor audits, the hospital's CEO told me at a conference.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“It's painful enough when a disease like West Nile virus sweeps the country, as it did this summer, causing 168 deaths. But the current fungal meningitis outbreak is noteworthy for something else. It marks a lapse in the responsibility of government to protect against such a disaster. ...
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Guest Commentary
By Dr. Susan Turney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It's a familiar refrain—uncertainty, confusion, pressure, frustration. I often feel like a broken record when I'm describing our members' assessment of their current professional lives and the environment for medical practices. The ongoing Medicare payment uncertainty, steady increases in...
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By the Numbers
By Modern Healthcare
A listing of the U.S. states ranked by total number of state medical board actions against physicians in 2010. Source: Federation of State Medical Boards' Summary of 2011 Board Actions. Published Oct. 22, 2012, p. 45.
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Press Ganey named Eileen Kamerick to succeed Rob Draughon as CFO, effective immediately. Kamerick joined Press Ganey from Houlihan Lokey, an investment bank, where she was managing director and CFO. Before that, she was CFO at Tecta America Corp., Heidrick & Struggles, Leo Burnett and...
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By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Diane Pinakiewicz will resign as president of the National Patient Safety Foundation, effective Nov. 12, capping nine years as head of the Boston-based not-for-profit organization.
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A cardiac surgeon who authored a book bluntly called Salt Kills now has a new villain in his sights: bulk product retailer Costco.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Outliers will confess to being a fan of resale shops and saving money by buying used goods. Though we'd never really contemplated the need for re-using implanted medical devices.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When Aetna received an award this month for its disease-prevention work among Texas beneficiaries, it decided to send a public shout-out to Brazilian breakbeat DJ and process engineer Andre Porto.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“The burden of treatment is unclear; therapy could go on for years. (Doctors) just don't know—because this is a new phenomenon.”
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