Thursday, January 31, 2013

Genes Identified That Can Predict Prognoses Of Cancer Patients, Help In Developing New Diagnostics And Therapies

Genes Identified That Can Predict Prognoses Of Cancer Patients, Help In Developing New Diagnostics And Therapies

Will hospital-employment lead to doc strikes, loss of care? - FierceHealthcare

Will hospital-employment lead to doc strikes, loss of care? - FierceHealthcare

The Marietta Daily Journal - Q A Taking look at Georgia’s new health care fundamentals

The Marietta Daily Journal - Q A Taking look at Georgia’s new health care fundamentals

A Wish List For Medicare – Capsules - The KHN Blog

A Wish List For Medicare – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Hospital fee bill clears another big hurdle | Georgia Health News

Hospital fee bill clears another big hurdle | Georgia Health News

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Breast Cancer Survival Better After Lumpectomy Than Mastectomy

Breast Cancer Survival Better After Lumpectomy Than Mastectomy

Ga. biomedical industry lobbies for capital | Online Athens

Ga. biomedical industry lobbies for capital | Online Athens

Doctors Hospital might appeal ER decision, but University skeptical | The Augusta Chronicle

Doctors Hospital might appeal ER decision, but University skeptical | The Augusta Chronicle

Ralston unveils ethics reform plan | www.ajc.com

Ralston unveils ethics reform plan | www.ajc.com

AMA pledges millions to jump-start innovation in medical education - amednews.com

AMA pledges millions to jump-start innovation in medical education - amednews.com

1 in 5 Hospital Docs Reports 'Unsafe' Workloads: Study

1 in 5 Hospital Docs Reports 'Unsafe' Workloads: Study

Bill aims to repeal IPAB - FierceHealthcare

Bill aims to repeal IPAB - FierceHealthcare

New Congress renews efforts to repeal SGR - FierceHealthcare

New Congress renews efforts to repeal SGR - FierceHealthcare

Born far from home: Fewer rural hospitals delivering babies | Georgia Health News

Born far from home: Fewer rural hospitals delivering babies | Georgia Health News

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bariatric Surgery In Extremely Obese Adolescents May Also Help Treat Previously Undiagnosed Cardiovascular Abnormalities

Bariatric Surgery In Extremely Obese Adolescents May Also Help Treat Previously Undiagnosed Cardiovascular Abnormalities

ED visits after hospitalization: New quality measure? - FierceHealthcare

ED visits after hospitalization: New quality measure? - FierceHealthcare

Grassley pushes White House on Sunshine Act regs - The Hill's Healthwatch

Grassley pushes White House on Sunshine Act regs - The Hill's Healthwatch

Deficit Reduction Ahead, Obama’s Medicare | Medicare News Group

Deficit Reduction Ahead, Obama’s Medicare | Medicare News Group

Cracks Appearing In GOP Opposition To Health Law - Kaiser Health News

Cracks Appearing In GOP Opposition To Health Law - Kaiser Health News

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

After Colorectal Surgery, Surgical-Site Infections May Increase Risk Of Deadly Blood Clots

After Colorectal Surgery, Surgical-Site Infections May Increase Risk Of Deadly Blood Clots

Many Suffer Chronic Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery, Study Finds

Many Suffer Chronic Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery, Study Finds

Joint Commission proposes alarm management as national safety goal - FierceHealthcare

Joint Commission proposes alarm management as national safety goal - FierceHealthcare

Scrutiny of hospital executive pay intensifies - FierceHealthcare

Scrutiny of hospital executive pay intensifies - FierceHealthcare

Fitness: When doctors practice it, they’re better at preaching it | Georgia Health News

Fitness: When doctors practice it, they’re better at preaching it | Georgia Health News

Medical privacy rules get an update | www.ajc.com

Medical privacy rules get an update | www.ajc.com

President Obama Renews Oath for Second Term on Inauguration Day - WSJ.com

President Obama Renews Oath for Second Term on Inauguration Day - WSJ.com

New GME model strives to keep doctors in underserved areas - amednews.com

New GME model strives to keep doctors in underserved areas - amednews.com

Death certificates present final medical complication - amednews.com

Death certificates present final medical complication - amednews.com

New HIPAA rule a delicate balance between privacy, sharing - FierceHealthcare

New HIPAA rule a delicate balance between privacy, sharing - FierceHealthcare

Albany Herald | Physicians form Medicare savings group

Albany Herald | Physicians form Medicare savings group

Monday, January 21, 2013

3 ways doctors can protect against social media fraud - amednews.com

3 ways doctors can protect against social media fraud - amednews.com

Putting a price on the hassle of preauthorization - amednews.com

Putting a price on the hassle of preauthorization - amednews.com

Surgical errors: In ORs, "never events" occur 80 times a week - amednews.com

Surgical errors: In ORs, "never events" occur 80 times a week - amednews.com

Medicare quality reporting penalty expected to strike most physicians - amednews.com

Medicare quality reporting penalty expected to strike most physicians - amednews.com

'Microbeads' May Boost Survival in Advanced Colon Cancer Patients

'Microbeads' May Boost Survival in Advanced Colon Cancer Patients

Surgical checklists improve care, reduce OR errors - FierceHealthcare

Surgical checklists improve care, reduce OR errors - FierceHealthcare

Marvel of telemedicine includes stroke care | Georgia Health News

Marvel of telemedicine includes stroke care | Georgia Health News

Atlanta’s legislative wish list includes higher alcohol taxes | www.ajc.com

Atlanta’s legislative wish list includes higher alcohol taxes | www.ajc.com

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Rule change lets House ignore Medicare IPAB - amednews.com

Rule change lets House ignore Medicare IPAB - amednews.com

Gastric Banding A Successful Long-Term Solution To Obesity

Gastric Banding A Successful Long-Term Solution To Obesity

Surgery Checklists Help OR Teams in a Crisis, Study Finds

Surgery Checklists Help OR Teams in a Crisis, Study Finds

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped 20 Percent Since 1991

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped 20 Percent Since 1991

Hospitals' reimbursement rates up 2.2% - FierceHealthcare

Hospitals' reimbursement rates up 2.2% - FierceHealthcare

Fatigue, stress still prevalent among surgical interns a year after ACGME regulations - FierceHealthcare

Fatigue, stress still prevalent among surgical interns a year after ACGME regulations - FierceHealthcare

Governors in 22 states back expanded Medicaid plan | Reuters

Governors in 22 states back expanded Medicaid plan | Reuters

‘Bed tax’ fix passes Senate | www.ajc.com

‘Bed tax’ fix passes Senate | www.ajc.com

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Georgia’s top political leaders back ‘bed tax’ plan to fund... | www.ajc.com

Georgia’s top political leaders back ‘bed tax’ plan to fund... | www.ajc.com

Deal speech shows health care a top priority | Georgia Health News

Deal speech shows health care a top priority | Georgia Health News

Healthcare consolidation to cause massive inflation - FierceHealthcare

Healthcare consolidation to cause massive inflation - FierceHealthcare

Hospital investigation challenges Leapfrog patient safety score data - FierceHealthcare

Hospital investigation challenges Leapfrog patient safety score data - FierceHealthcare

Bid to avert fee battle galvanizes Capitol | Georgia Health News

Bid to avert fee battle galvanizes Capitol | Georgia Health News

Medicare Quality Reporting Requirements Unmet By Most Physicians

Medicare Quality Reporting Requirements Unmet By Most Physicians

Replacing Endoscopy With Pill-Sized Device Could Allow Broader Screening For Esophageal Cancer, Other Conditions

Replacing Endoscopy With Pill-Sized Device Could Allow Broader Screening For Esophageal Cancer, Other Conditions

3D Imaging Increases Breast Cancer Detection

3D Imaging Increases Breast Cancer Detection

Many More Doctors Using Electronic Health Records

Many More Doctors Using Electronic Health Records

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Obama: ‘Our Commitment To Medicare … Is Really Important’ - Kaiser Health News

Obama: ‘Our Commitment To Medicare … Is Really Important’ - Kaiser Health News

Waiting For Malpractice Claims Resolution Takes Up More Than Ten Per Cent Of The Average Medical Career

Waiting For Malpractice Claims Resolution Takes Up More Than Ten Per Cent Of The Average Medical Career

MedPAC pushes SGR repeal, but few pay changes - FierceHealthcare

MedPAC pushes SGR repeal, but few pay changes - FierceHealthcare

Emory, Blue Cross exploring possible alliance | Georgia Health News

Emory, Blue Cross exploring possible alliance | Georgia Health News

Bills aim to avoid fight over hospital fee | Georgia Health News

Bills aim to avoid fight over hospital fee | Georgia Health News

‘Bed tax’ plan: practical solution or cop-out? | www.ajc.com

‘Bed tax’ plan: practical solution or cop-out? | www.ajc.com

Monday, January 14, 2013

Physician employment: Build a contract that suits you - amednews.com

Physician employment: Build a contract that suits you - amednews.com

What's behind uptick in growth of spending on physicians - amednews.com

What's behind uptick in growth of spending on physicians - amednews.com

MedPAC approves 1% hospital pay increase - FierceHealthcare

MedPAC approves 1% hospital pay increase - FierceHealthcare

Care quality linked to patient population, illness severity - FierceHealthcare

Care quality linked to patient population, illness severity - FierceHealthcare

The Marietta Daily Journal - WellStar acquires Solvay property

The Marietta Daily Journal - WellStar acquires Solvay property

Flu hits hard in Georgia, but may be easing | Georgia Health News

Flu hits hard in Georgia, but may be easing | Georgia Health News

5 things to watch at the Georgia Legislature | www.ajc.com

5 things to watch at the Georgia Legislature | www.ajc.com

For Gov. Deal, 2013 poses risks, rewards | www.ajc.com

For Gov. Deal, 2013 poses risks, rewards | www.ajc.com

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

FDA Urges Studies on Safer Formulations of Narcotic Painkillers

FDA Urges Studies on Safer Formulations of Narcotic Painkillers

Court: HHS miscalculated hospital DSH payments - FierceHealthcare

Court: HHS miscalculated hospital DSH payments - FierceHealthcare

Doctor shortage overestimated - FierceHealthcare

Doctor shortage overestimated - FierceHealthcare

AHA urges MedPAC to increase hospital pay - FierceHealthcare

AHA urges MedPAC to increase hospital pay - FierceHealthcare

Henry Daily Herald | Olens speaks out on health care, crime trends

Henry Daily Herald | Olens speaks out on health care, crime trends

Ga. hospitals in middle of pack on quality bonuses | Georgia Health News

Ga. hospitals in middle of pack on quality bonuses | Georgia Health News

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Two metro hospitals merge | www.ajc.com

Two metro hospitals merge | www.ajc.com

Time Spent on Malpractice Suits May Take Toll on Doctors

Time Spent on Malpractice Suits May Take Toll on Doctors

OIG: Hospital not subject to sanctions for doc incentives - FierceHealthcare

OIG: Hospital not subject to sanctions for doc incentives - FierceHealthcare

Nonprofit hospitals focus on advertising, capital investments - FierceHealthcare

Nonprofit hospitals focus on advertising, capital investments - FierceHealthcare

Medicaid provider fee gets maximum priority | Georgia Health News

Medicaid provider fee gets maximum priority | Georgia Health News

New Medicaid debate: hospital ‘bed tax’ renewal | www.ajc.com

New Medicaid debate: hospital ‘bed tax’ renewal | www.ajc.com

Physician-owned practices crack down on costs - amednews.com

Physician-owned practices crack down on costs - amednews.com

Bigger incentives expected for job-hunting physicians - amednews.com

Bigger incentives expected for job-hunting physicians - amednews.com

New physician faces in Congress - amednews.com

New physician faces in Congress - amednews.com

Should providers face Medicare penalties for failing to engage patients? - FierceHealthcare

Should providers face Medicare penalties for failing to engage patients? - FierceHealthcare

Hospital uncompensated care costs stable--for now - FierceHealthcare

Hospital uncompensated care costs stable--for now - FierceHealthcare

Hospitals hold lobbying power - FierceHealthcare

Hospitals hold lobbying power - FierceHealthcare

Healthcare employment up, but physician recruitment still tough - FierceHealthcare

Healthcare employment up, but physician recruitment still tough - FierceHealthcare

Obamacare: A few changes coming in 2013 - CNN.com

Obamacare: A few changes coming in 2013 - CNN.com

RN-T.com - Budget health care will dominate Georgia session

RN-T.com - Budget health care will dominate Georgia session

Athens hospitals get planning money for medical residencies | Online Athens

Athens hospitals get planning money for medical residencies | Online Athens

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

WellPoint, Inc. acquires Amerigroup Corp. - Atlanta Business Chronicle

WellPoint, Inc. acquires Amerigroup Corp. - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Readmission penalties may hit safety nets hard - FierceHealthcare

Readmission penalties may hit safety nets hard - FierceHealthcare

Employed physicians must prioritize quality over business - FierceHealthcare

Employed physicians must prioritize quality over business - FierceHealthcare

Medicare doctor pay freeze until 2014 -- 26.5% cut averted - amednews.com

Medicare doctor pay freeze until 2014 -- 26.5% cut averted - amednews.com

Reps. Kingston, Aderholt to lead approps subpanels on HHS, FDA - The Hill's Healthwatch

Reps. Kingston, Aderholt to lead approps subpanels on HHS, FDA - The Hill's Healthwatch

Pete Stark, Health Policy Warrior, Leaves A Long Legacy : Shots - Health News : NPR

Pete Stark, Health Policy Warrior, Leaves A Long Legacy : Shots - Health News : NPR

The young doctor’s dilemma: Debt can drive choice of specialty (video) | Georgia Health News

The young doctor’s dilemma: Debt can drive choice of specialty (video) | Georgia Health News

Georgia lawmakers don’t like deal but see few options | www.ajc.com

Georgia lawmakers don’t like deal but see few options | www.ajc.com

‘Doc Fix’ In ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Plan Cuts Medicare Hospital Payments – Capsules - The KHN Blog

‘Doc Fix’ In ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Plan Cuts Medicare Hospital Payments – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Cliff avoided: Congress staves off tax hikes | www.ajc.com

Cliff avoided: Congress staves off tax hikes | www.ajc.com

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Senate Votes to Avoid Fiscal Cliff, House Decision Expected Tuesday

Senate Votes to Avoid Fiscal Cliff, House Decision Expected Tuesday

Obama, Senate Republicans reach agreement on ‘fiscal cliff’ - The Washington Post

Obama, Senate Republicans reach agreement on ‘fiscal cliff’ - The Washington Post

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

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

Demand rises for CME linked to physician quality improvement - amednews.com

Demand rises for CME linked to physician quality improvement - amednews.com

Court defeat could open door to Medicaid doctor pay cuts - amednews.com

Court defeat could open door to Medicaid doctor pay cuts - amednews.com