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eHealth Initiative: New payment models driving population health

Value-based payment models aren't going away, making population health initiatives ever more critical, Tricia Nguyen, executive vice president for population health at Texas Health Resources, said during a webinar presenting results from the eHealth Initiative's latest population health survey. 

Female docs still earn less than male colleagues

If a recent survey of female physicians is anything to go by, neurologists and family medicine physicians really love their jobs. Seventy-three percent of the former and 71 percent of the latter would choose medicine again, according to a recent physician compensation report published by  Medscape.

'Nightmare' superbug now a reality in the US

A Pennsylvania woman is the first in the country to come down with a "nightmare" bacteria that is resistant to last-resort antibiotics, according to researchers, who documented the case in a study published by  Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

Anthem's 'Pharmacy Home Program' aims to curb opioid abuse

Anthem's affiliated health plans have launched a program aimed at reducing addiction to opioids and other prescription drugs and improving drug safety, the company announced. 

Adjusting readmissions data for socioeconomic factors could save thousands

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services intends to incorporate sociodemographic factors into its methodology for determining hospital quality, but in the meantime, some providers are taking the initiative themselves, according to  Kaiser Health News. 

Hospital leaders: To transform care, simplify your team's priorities

Guest post by Scott Kashman, chief administrative officer of Cape Coral Hospital, part of the Lee Memorial Health System in southwest Florida. How would you simplify your organization's...

Healthcare CEOs lead in pay growth again

For the second consecutive year, healthcare CEOs in the Standard & Poor's 500 index were compensated millions of dollars more than their counterparts in other industries, according to an Associated Press/Equilar analysis.

Doctors called on to handle in-flight medical emergencies

When she became a doctor, Elisabeth Poorman, M.D., knew she would never think about flying in the same way.

Milliman: It now costs more than $25K a year to insure a typical family

The cost of healthcare coverage for an average household has topped $25,000 annually, according to a new report by Milliman.  

How one independent physician practice survives and thrives in today's healthcare environment [Q&A]

In this FiercePracticeManagement  exclusive, Mark Miller, M.D., explains how he's overcome obstacles that stand in the way of practices staying independent and offers advice on how other solo practitioners can do the same.