Feds Propose Emergency Prep Rules But at What Cost?
The federal government’s proposed emergency preparedness requirements for hospitals and 16 other healthcare providers and suppliers closely follow those of the Joint Commission, but questions remain about the costs to comply with the guidelines. ...Read More
Medicine and nutrition: delicious together
From an early age, Timothy Harlan knew that cooking was his calling. At age 11, the Atlanta native started washing dishes in a restaurant.
|New ACO Targets Cost Curve, Quality|
Ochsner Health System, Ochsner Physician Partners and UnitedHealthcare of Louisiana have launched a new accountable care organization the partners hope will eventually achieve healthcare’s Holy Grail: bending the cost curve.
|Feds Propose Emergency Prep Rules But at What Cost?|
The federal government’s proposed emergency preparedness requirements for hospitals and 16 other healthcare providers and suppliers closely follow those of the Joint Commission, but questions remain about the costs to comply with the guidelines.
|Teaming Up to Turn the Tide on Pancreatic Cancer|
Deadly and defiant, pancreatic cancer was one of the major oncologic threats Congress hoped to address with passage of the “Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act,” which was signed into law at the beginning of 2013.
|PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Laura Lazarus|
When it comes to an adventure, Dr. Laura Lazarus reaches new heights. After her sister treated her to a trapeze lesson, she took up the flying version.
|NCQA Releases Annual Health Plan Rankings|
Kaiser Foundation, Tufts, and Harvard Pilgrim dominate this year's list of the nation?s top health plans according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Posted Friday, September 19, 2014 1:03 pm CDT
|Technology Lights Up Health Innovation Forum|
The development and dispersion of cost-effective medical technologies that promise to boost wellness, prevention, and precision care are pivotal to the transformation of healthcare, experts say. Posted Friday, September 19, 2014 6:51 am CDT
|Few Winners Among MSSP Participants|
The top-performing ACO in the Medicare Shared Savings Plan netted CMS $57.83 million in savings thanks to its creativity and clever use of technology. Other organizations had a tougher time paring costs. Posted Friday, September 19, 2014 6:42 am CDT
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|Follow Up with Your Patients|
Stepping up your customer service can be enlightening and rewarding. Following up with patients is one way to find out how well you are doing. Posted Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:00 am CDT
|Six Common Medical Practice Website Mistakes|
I have experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to medical practice websites. Here are a few of the common mistakes I see. Posted Saturday, September 20, 2014 8:00 am CDT
|Supervision vs. Collaboration in Physician-PA Teams|
Having good practice environments in every state for physician-PA teams is good for our patients and good for physicians. Posted Friday, September 19, 2014 3:00 pm CDT
|GOP finds ObamaCare opening|
Republicans have found a new opening against ObamaCare after struggling for months to craft a fresh strategy against a healthcare law that now covers millions of people.Lifted by a pair of federal audits that found major flaws with the law’s... Posted Sunday, September 21, 2014 5:00 am CDT
|Bill Clinton calls for aggressive response to Ebola outbreak|
Bill Clinton called Saturday for the nations of the world to get more aggressive in the fight against the Ebola virus.The former president said steps by Western powers like the United States to help infected countries in West Africa treat the deadly... Posted Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:12 pm CDT
|Nursing homes vow to cut antipsychotic use in dementia patients|
Nursing homes are promising to reduce their use of antipsychotic medications on dementia patients 25 percent by 2016 and 30 percent by 2017. The public-private National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care announced its new goals on Friday as... Posted Friday, September 19, 2014 1:37 pm CDT