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In this issue...
  • Obama wants to give Medicare power to negotiate drug prices
  • Patient-centered medical home reduces cost, raises quality
  • EHR use not always synonymous with better care
  • What regions pay the most for doctors? It might surprise you
  • CMS to publish Medicare physician payment data annually
  • How hospital CEOs can be agents of change
  • Survey: Patient engagement continues to face challenges
  • Measles outbreak: How bad is it?
  • Medical malpractice reform does little to contain healthcare costs
  • Webinars not to miss!




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    Obama wants to give Medicare power to negotiate drug prices
    FiercePharma
    Specialty drugs have been shown to be particularly effective at beating back some of the most troublesome chronic or lethal diseases. But they generally come with huge price tags that are pushing up drug spending for U.S. consumers and payers, and President Barack Obama suggests doing something about it, at least when it comes to Medicare.
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    Patient-centered medical home reduces cost, raises quality
    Health IT Analytics
    The patient-centered medical home is an effective way to reduce healthcare spending while raising quality indicators, says the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative in a new report. The organization’s annual review of evidence of the impact of the PCMH shows that the model can produce widespread cost cutting, improvements in service utilization, higher patient satisfaction scores, and better access to care for patients in a number of independent studies.
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    EHR use not always synonymous with better care
    Health IT Outcomes
    Simply because a provider uses EHR technology does not mean it results in coordinated care, finds a recent study. A study recently published in Medical Care find physicians who use an EHR don't always see improved care results. Although 70 percent of the surveyed physicians use EHRs, about half of them don't routinely receive the data necessary to coordinate patient care effectively.
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    What regions pay the most for doctors? It might surprise you
    MedCity News
    Med students probably dream of working in that snazzy, prestigious academic medical center in Boston or San Francisco, but it turns out that physicians in more rural areas like Montana and South Dakota actually make more money, according to startup Doximity. "High cost areas actually pay less," said Jeff Tangney, CEO and founder of Doximity. "Medical school teaches the science of medicine, but not the business of medicine."
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    CMS to publish Medicare physician payment data annually
    Healthcare Dive
    CMS' latest announcement is consistent with the healthcare industry's focus on quality and transparency. And in doing so, it will give potential fraudsters some pause before trying to pull fast ones on the government. But the question remains as to whether a physician's right to privacy outweighs public interest on how dollars are spent, and whether the raw data is refined enough to meaningful to consumers.
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    How hospital CEOs can be agents of change
    FierceHealthcare
    Hospital chief executives have a vital role to play as agents of a change in the healthcare status quo, according to Becker's Hospital Review. Hospital outcomes are under more scrutiny than ever before, particularly those of nonprofits, according to Robin Singleton, executive vice president & practice leader at DHR International's National Healthcare Practice.
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    Survey: Patient engagement continues to face challenges
    By Scott E. Rupp
    In the true age of patient engagement — a topic much talked about the last two years, but one now seemingly having gained real traction — providers continue to admit that they are having trouble with meeting the mandates established for them by meaningful use stage 2 requirements. The challenges they face with engaging patients, of course, means they also run the risk of pushing away patients if they fail to meet consumers on their terms.
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    Measles outbreak: How bad is it?
    CNN
    To call the news surrounding vaccinations a "debate" is misleading. The scientific and medical consensus is clear: Vaccinations are safe, and they work. But there are many who choose — for their own reasons — to disregard the recommendations to vaccinate and exercise their right to not do so.
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    Medical malpractice reform does little to contain healthcare costs
    Medical Xpress
    Two papers co-authored by a University of Illinois expert in the regulation and financing of health care conclude that tort reform has had relatively little impact on the U.S. healthcare system. Tort reform advocates have hailed caps on noneconomic damages as a silver bullet for controlling health care costs — as a way to reduce defensive medicine and attract more physicians to a state, particularly those practicing in high-risk specialties. But according to David Hyman, the H. Ross and Helen Workman Chair in Law and professor of medicine at Illinois, there's scant evidence to support any of those claims.
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