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Report: The Death of the Private-Practice Physician is Overstated

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A frequently discussed topic within the healthcare community revolves around the increasing numbers of physicians who are seeking hospital employment. In fact, this topic is discussed so much by those of us in healthcare media you couldn’t be blamed for thinking self-employed physicians are a dinosaur of the pre-healthcare reform past. However, when large numbers […]

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Survey Says: Physicians Believe Other Parties Bear Equal Responsibility for Reform

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As healthcare reform is rolled out, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the details and demands that are being placed on hospitals at ever-increasing speeds and volumes. Sometimes, however, the opinions of the providers are drowned out in the cacophony of deadlines and upgrades and political wrangling that reform has wrought. So, […]

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Debate over HIEs Intensifies as Some See Doom on the Horizon

The debate over Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) is only intensifying, reports Ken Terry at InformationWeek Healthcare, with many questioning “the viability and usefulness of the current generation of HIEs.” William Yasnoff, MD, PhD, president of the Health Record Banking Alliance represents the fiery side of the HIE debate. In an article for NHINWatch, he said, […]

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Medicare Hospital Reimbursement Policies “Unfair and Confusing”

Daniel Sisto, president of the Healthcare Association of New York State, has penned an editorial for the Albany Times Union in response to a Dec. article that revealed how “Medicare’s hospital reimbursement policies are harming patients.” Since the federal government is demanding that hospitals reduce Medicare spending and because Medicare can penalize hospitals that admit […]

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Increased number of CT scans cause for concern

According to a June 13, 2012, story by Alice Park at Time.com’s Healthland, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that the use of imaging tests, such as CT scans and MRIs, grew tremendously between 1996 and 2010, with the use of CT scans tripling and MRIs quadrupling per […]

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