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Reimbursement Revisit | Healthcare Reimbursement, Payment Innovation, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, Rob Lazerow, Advisory Board Company, Fee-for-Service, Pay-for-Performance, Bundled Payments, Shared Savings Program, ACOs
Reimbursement Revisit

A Look at payment innovation

While physicians and facilities have long had to keep up with different negotiated contract rates among payers, the reimbursement landscape has become much more varied over the last few years as a push toward payment innovation has ushered in a host of reimbursement options ranging from shared savings programs to bundled payments to carrot-and-stick compensation as applied to quality and efficiency metrics.

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Manners Matter | Nick Hernandez, ABISA LLC, Dr. Saul Adler, Dr. Barry Silverman, Your Doctors’ Manners Matter, Tim Nicholson.
Manners Matter

As the New Health Economy forces physicians to become patient-centric, customer service moves to the forefront

For years, the primary care doctor was a trusted person considered almost family.

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No Longer Last in Line | Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing Facility, SNF, Rehab, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Senior Care, Long-term Care, LTAC, Post-acute Care, National HealthCare Corporation, NCH, Gerald Coggin
No Longer Last in Line

The changing role of SNFs

Just as the notion of what’s considered ‘old’ has changed in today’s society … think ‘70 is the new 50’ … so too has the role and function of skilled nursing facilities.

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Conducting Innovative Public Health Prevention Research | Florida Prevention Research Center, University of South Florida, CBPM-Policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer, Dr. Carol Bryant, Dr. Julie Baldwin.
Conducting Innovative Public Health Prevention Research

After congressional budget cuts, fewer Prevention Research Centers made the funding list for projects focusing on population health disparities

TAMPA – Lexington Market-East End, a mini-market located in a historically black “food desert” neighborhood in Kentucky, was once considered an eyesore and unsafe place to shop.

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Funding America’s Prevention Research Centers

CDC reveals 2014-2019 list of PRCs and their population health projects

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UMMC physician leads state medical group - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson Clarion Ledger

UMMC physician leads state medical group
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Brunson, who spent the last year as president-elect, previously served as chairman of the MSMA board of trustees and was elected Physician of the Year and as a delegate to the American Medical Association. In his inaugural speech, Brunson addressed two ...

Posted Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:35 pm CDT

Government reveals $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals - Los Angeles Times

Wall Street Journal

Government reveals $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals
Los Angeles Times
Opening the book on long-hidden industry relationships, the federal government revealed nearly $3.5 billion worth of payments and other ties that U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals have with drug and medical-device companies. These financial details ...
Drug, medical device companies paid billions to US physicians, hospitals in ...Reuters
How Much Money Does Your Doctor Get From Medical Companies?TIME
Doctors Net Billions From Drug FirmsWall Street Journal
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Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2014 2:47 pm CDT

Physician was known as 'father of black medicine' in Fresno - Modesto Bee

Physician was known as 'father of black medicine' in Fresno
Modesto Bee
Dr. Meyers, who died Oct. 1 at age 95, opened his first medical clinic in 1947 on F Street in downtown Fresno. After 10 years as the only black physician in the Fresno area, Dr. Meyers began to encourage other black doctors to bring their services to ...

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Posted Tuesday, October 14, 2014 7:27 pm CDT