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Healthcare Jobs Are Getting Squeezed, Finally
Bloomberg
Evidence is spreading that healthcare costs are growing much more slowly than before. Now, it's not just a flattening in Medicare spending; the deceleration has spread to employment, too. Last fall, in a generally skeptical analysis of the apparent slowdown in healthcare costs, Harvard University economist Amitabh Chandra and co-authors noted that, because 57 percent of overall healthcare expenditures are labor costs, "it seems unlikely that we would expect to see a permanent bending of the cost curve without a commensurate shift in employment rates.” And at that point, they didn’t see any such shift.
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Medicare Advantage Payment Rates for 2015 Cloaked in Uncertainty
HealthLeaders Media
With weeks to go before federal regulators set the final figure for a payment rate cut to the Medicare Advantage program, insurers and financial analysts are predicting the blow will be twice as hard as what CMS recently proposed.
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Online Patient Reviews: 6 Strategies for Doctors
InformationWeek
Patients are starting to diagnose their doctors via online review sites, so it's important for healthcare practices to maintain their digital reputations. After all, a one-star drop in a rating can reduce a business's revenue by almost 10 percent, a Harvard Business School study has found.
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Providers and Payers Make Good Bedfellows
HealthLeaders Media
As health systems across the country look for ways to adapt to a changing marketplace and a wave of federally driven reform efforts, Sanford Health is enjoying the benefits of a strategic leap it took nearly two decades ago.
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Brief Physical Therapy Improves Symptoms, QOL in Urinary Incontinence
medwireNews
A 1 month program of physical therapy results in significant improvements in quality of life among women with urinary incontinence, a clinical trial has found. The study included 72 women with symptoms of stress urinary incontinence or mixed urinary incontinence.
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Are We Trading Happy Physicians for Efficient Ones?
Becker's Hospital Review
Healthcare reform is meant to make hospitals and physician offices more efficient, but that is proving to have its costs. To say a physician is stressed is like saying water is wet. Physician stress and engagement issues were not born from reform. Take this quote from a surgeon, featured in an article published 10 years ago: "The stress of our jobs is increasing due to the decrease in reimbursement for professional activities, increasing regulatory requirements and severe financial constraints placed upon the hospitals in which we must practice."
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Study: Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery Has Advantages
Renal & Urology News
Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy is associated with improved perioperative parameters, such as less blood loss and shorter hospital stays, compared with open retropubic radical prostatectomy, but oncologic outcomes are similar, according to the findings of a recently published study.
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Telemedicine: The Future of Medicine
By Rosemary Sparacio
There are many reasons for the increasingly prevalent use of telemedicine. What may have started out as a way to deliver improved health care services to rural areas, has now exploded to include ways to extend the availability of services to everyone and produce cost benefits both to health care providers and to the patient.
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