August 25, 2016| Industry News
“A new mandatory program the CMS proposed Monday would make hospitals in 98 markets financially accountable for the cost and quality of all care associated with bypass surgery and heart attacks. “We think it’s important to keep pushing forward on delivery system reform,” Dr. Patrick Conway, acting principal deputy administrator and chief medical officer for ...Read More
August 23, 2016| Industry News
“Burnout is a persistent problem in the healthcare field, but doctors say hospitals haven’t done enough to address the issue. Now, however, some organizations are finally taking action. Physicians are especially susceptible to burnout due to the expectation that they promote a “myth of invulnerability,” according to Modern Medicine Network. This starts during the education process, according to ...Read More
August 17, 2016| Industry News
“Healthcare executives saw salaries decrease during the last year, even though pay for doctors and physician assistants rose. The good news for healthcare IT professionals? Their salaries also expanded…” Read full article
August 9, 2016| Industry News
“The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a number of payment and policy changes last week, addressing Medicare inpatient rehabilitation facilities, hospice benefit and skilled nursing facilities. CMS is updating the inpatient rehab facilities prospective payment system payments for fiscal year 2017 to reflect an estimated 1.65 percent increase factor. That’s based on an IRF-specific ...Read More
August 4, 2016| Industry News
“Longtime healthcare and technology veteran William Yasnoff, MD, has created a personal grid tactic for tuning relational databases to make it harder for hackers to steal large sets of medical records…” Read full article.
August 2, 2016| Industry News
“The Justice Department is suing to block two proposed mergers between major health insurance companies, saying the deals violate antitrust laws and would lead to higher health care costs for Americans…” Read full article.
July 19, 2016| Industry News
“In some parts of the country, you have to get up early to recruit an orthopedic surgeon—at least 18 to 24 months early. Michael Patterson, CEO of Mississippi Valley Surgery Center in Davenport, Iowa, began recruiting the latest addition to his orthopedic practice while he was still in residency. The new recruit still had a ...Read More
July 5, 2016| Industry News
“Recruiting can be a lot like dating. In both scenarios, a lot of variables go into finding “the one.” How much time are you willing to devote to the search? Where can you go to meet the right candidate? How much money are you willing to spend to woo that special someone? But which of ...Read More
June 21, 2016| Industry News
“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced an initiative June 20 to fund small practices preparing for the Quality Payment Program. The $20 million funding will support on-the-ground training and education for Medicare clinicians in both individual and small group practices of 15 clinicians or fewer – especially in historically under-resourced areas including ...Read More
June 18, 2016| Industry News
“Federally qualified health centers that serve mostly poor and low-income families in distressed or rural communities have always had a tough time recruiting physicians. And now, it’s getting even harder…” Read full article.
June 15, 2016| Industry News
“The Federal Trade Commission will appeal a judge’s decision to allow a merger between two Chicago-area health systems, the FTC said in court filings Wednesday. The FTC didn’t waste any time deciding to appeal. A federal judge Tuesday denied the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily stop a merger between Advocate Health Care ...Read More
June 12, 2016| Industry News
“The best leaders don’t engage in monologues; they stimulate conversations. They understand conversations are not competitions to be won, but opportunities to enrich, inspire, challenge, illuminate and learn. So, what makes for great dialogue? Great questions…” Read full article.