Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The historic events, the unforgettable people of 2012 . . . | Georgia Health News

The historic events, the unforgettable people of 2012 . . . | Georgia Health News

Double hit looms for doctors, hospitals - Jennifer Haberkorn and Brett Norman - POLITICO.com

Double hit looms for doctors, hospitals - Jennifer Haberkorn and Brett Norman - POLITICO.com

Medicare Discloses Hospitals' Bonuses, Penalties Based On Quality - Kaiser Health News

Medicare Discloses Hospitals' Bonuses, Penalties Based On Quality - Kaiser Health News

$120 million Aetna settlement isn't end of doctor pay dispute - amednews.com

$120 million Aetna settlement isn't end of doctor pay dispute - amednews.com

Physicians push for full Medicaid expansion after HHS all-or-nothing stance - amednews.com

Physicians push for full Medicaid expansion after HHS all-or-nothing stance - amednews.com

Lifestyle Affects Outcome of Peripheral Artery Procedure: Study

Lifestyle Affects Outcome of Peripheral Artery Procedure: Study

Albany Herald | Telemedicine vital to rural Georgia future

Albany Herald | Telemedicine vital to rural Georgia future

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Immune Cells Can Suppress Or Promote Tumor Growth In Colon Cancer

Immune Cells Can Suppress Or Promote Tumor Growth In Colon Cancer

Threading the Needle — Medicaid and the 113th Congress — NEJM

Threading the Needle — Medicaid and the 113th Congress — NEJM

Fungal Infections Associated with Contaminated Methylprednisolone Injections — Preliminary Report — NEJM

Fungal Infections Associated with Contaminated Methylprednisolone Injections — Preliminary Report — NEJM

Medicaid Expansion Opt-Outs and Uncompensated Care — NEJM

Medicaid Expansion Opt-Outs and Uncompensated Care — NEJM

HCA targets residents to ease doc shortage - FierceHealthcare

HCA targets residents to ease doc shortage - FierceHealthcare

Georgia getting $56M in tobacco settlement - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Georgia getting $56M in tobacco settlement - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Physician Groups Rank UnitedHealthcare Last Again

Physician Groups Rank UnitedHealthcare Last Again

Does hospital employment warrant higher reimbursements? - FierceHealthcare

Does hospital employment warrant higher reimbursements? - FierceHealthcare

Gwinnett Daily Post | Eastside Medical nearing end of major expansion, renovation

Gwinnett Daily Post | Eastside Medical nearing end of major expansion, renovation

'Sorry' response cuts malpractice claims, legal costs - FierceHealthcare

'Sorry' response cuts malpractice claims, legal costs - FierceHealthcare

Piedmont-WellStar alliance to launch health plan | Georgia Health News

Piedmont-WellStar alliance to launch health plan | Georgia Health News

Hospital Systems Branch Out as Insurers

Media Coverage of Piedmont’s Health System Sponsored Insurance

Tale of two insurance exchanges poses mystery for doctors - amednews.com

Tale of two insurance exchanges poses mystery for doctors - amednews.com

Editorial - Autonomy or employment -- doctors must not be forced to choose - amednews.com

Editorial - Autonomy or employment -- doctors must not be forced to choose - amednews.com

Online portal leads patients back to doctors' offices - amednews.com

Online portal leads patients back to doctors' offices - amednews.com

Movement seen in ‘fiscal cliff’ talks as Boehner offers revenue boost - The Washington Post

Movement seen in ‘fiscal cliff’ talks as Boehner offers revenue boost - The Washington Post

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

GAO: Medicaid duplicates efforts, needs efficiency - FierceHealthcare

GAO: Medicaid duplicates efforts, needs efficiency - FierceHealthcare

Shorter rotations prevent physician exhaustion but hurt teaching - FierceHealthcare

Shorter rotations prevent physician exhaustion but hurt teaching - FierceHealthcare

Hospitals defend physician employment model amid FTC scrutiny - FierceHealthcare

Hospitals defend physician employment model amid FTC scrutiny - FierceHealthcare

WebMD axes 62 jobs in Atlanta as part of wider workforce reduction - Atlanta Business Chronicle

WebMD axes 62 jobs in Atlanta as part of wider workforce reduction - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Gov. Deal warns of a tight budget | Online Athens

Gov. Deal warns of a tight budget | Online Athens

Commentary: Medicaid expansion needed | Georgia Health News

Commentary: Medicaid expansion needed | Georgia Health News

Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday surprise: Lame-duck Congress to bring Medicare cuts - FierceHealthcare

Holiday surprise: Lame-duck Congress to bring Medicare cuts - FierceHealthcare

4 essentials to physician-hospital alignment (MGMA-ACMPE meeting) - amednews.com

4 essentials to physician-hospital alignment (MGMA-ACMPE meeting) - amednews.com

Medicare pay uncertainty called threat to program innovations - amednews.com

Medicare pay uncertainty called threat to program innovations - amednews.com

Hospitals expected to benefit two ways from Medicaid expansion - amednews.com

Hospitals expected to benefit two ways from Medicaid expansion - amednews.com

Physician groups eye mergers but blindsided by legal fights - amednews.com

Physician groups eye mergers but blindsided by legal fights - amednews.com

Georgia agencies, school districts brace for fiscal cliff | www.ajc.com

Georgia agencies, school districts brace for fiscal cliff | www.ajc.com

Thursday, December 6, 2012

For Aggressive Breast Cancer, Chemo May Work Better in the Young

For Aggressive Breast Cancer, Chemo May Work Better in the Young

Defeat on provider fee could gut hospitals’ finances | Georgia Health News

Defeat on provider fee could gut hospitals’ finances | Georgia Health News

Use checklists, improve communication to reduce surgical complications - FierceHealthcare

Use checklists, improve communication to reduce surgical complications - FierceHealthcare

Crowded emergency departments linked to more deaths, costs - FierceHealthcare

Crowded emergency departments linked to more deaths, costs - FierceHealthcare

FTC antitrust agreement frees cardiologists from non-compete contract - FierceHealthcare

FTC antitrust agreement frees cardiologists from non-compete contract - FierceHealthcare

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Rare meningitis outbreak still unfolding | Georgia Health News

Rare meningitis outbreak still unfolding | Georgia Health News

Azziz announces job cuts at GHSU | The Augusta Chronicle

Azziz announces job cuts at GHSU | The Augusta Chronicle

Gov. Deal Looking For Consensus on Critical Revenue Stream for Poor Patients | WABE 90.1 FM

Gov. Deal Looking For Consensus on Critical Revenue Stream for Poor Patients | WABE 90.1 FM

Advances And Challenges In Improving The Quality Of Cancer Care

Advances And Challenges In Improving The Quality Of Cancer Care

CMS developing emergency department patient experience survey - FierceHealthcare

CMS developing emergency department patient experience survey - FierceHealthcare

Doctors Who Work for Hospitals Face a New Bottom Line - NYTimes.com

Doctors Who Work for Hospitals Face a New Bottom Line - NYTimes.com

How The 'Fiscal Cliff' Affects Health Care: Six Questions - Kaiser Health News

How The 'Fiscal Cliff' Affects Health Care: Six Questions - Kaiser Health News

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

'Protected Power Naps' Could Help Keep Medical Interns Alert: Study

'Protected Power Naps' Could Help Keep Medical Interns Alert: Study

Obesity costing hospitals - FierceHealthcare

Obesity costing hospitals - FierceHealthcare

Odds favor physicians in appeals of Medicare denials - amednews.com

Odds favor physicians in appeals of Medicare denials - amednews.com

New ED drama? Hospitals demand upfront fee for nonemergencies - amednews.com

New ED drama? Hospitals demand upfront fee for nonemergencies - amednews.com

Medicare SGR sticker shock adds urgency to pay reform campaign - amednews.com

Medicare SGR sticker shock adds urgency to pay reform campaign - amednews.com

25 Worst Hospitals in the U.S. Is Yours On the List? - Health News and Views - Health.com

25 Worst Hospitals in the U.S. Is Yours On the List? - Health News and Views - Health.com